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Google releases massive visual databases for machine learning
It seems like we hear about a new breakthrough using machine learning nearly every day, but it’s not easy. In order to fine-tune algorithms that recognize and predict patterns in data, you need to feed them massive amounts of already-tagged informati…
Man of Many
The New Balance 997 Moonshot has Landed
2The moon landing was a big deal. Almost 50 years later it’s still a big deal and one of the human race’s greatest accomplishments. It’s unlikely that anything will trump it, at least until man lands on Mars. New Balance wants to commemorate the anniversary of the Apollo 11 touching down on the moon…
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Week in pictures
The best images from the world of entertainment and arts over the past week, including Britney Spears in London and Tom Hanks crashing a wedding.
Dezeen
Dezeen’s latest Pinterest board is bulging with inflatable structures
From a blow-up mobile concert hall to an inflatable PVC nightclub, architects have been experimenting with a variety of balloon-like structures. We’ve pinned the most unusual examples to a new Pinterest board. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest | See more inflatable design on our archive
Gear Patrol
Mailbag: The Best Questions and Comments This Week
We round up our favorite reader comments from Twitter, Facebook and email. …Read More »
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Volvo’s e-buses will honk at oblivious pedestrians
Volvo’s e-buses, which are already shuttling passengers in some European cities, are silent operators like other electric vehicles out there. The automaker’s idea of minimizing their chances of colliding with pedestrians, however, is giving them the…
CNET News.com
10 NASA achievements that are awesome – CNET
This Day in Tech History: On October 1, 1958, NASA became operational. Happy birthday, NASA! Here are some of our favourite things you’ve done.
BBC News – World
Hurricane Matthew: Evacuations in Haiti as powerful storm looms
Haiti evacuates residents from high-risk areas as the most powerful hurricane to hit the Atlantic in years threatens to wreak widespread damage.
BBC News – World
Eastern Aleppo: ‘Everything is under attack’
Eastern Aleppo residents tell how they carry on with their lives under siege and air strikes.
Slashdot
Ask Slashdot: Should An Open Source Hardware Project Support Clones?
Long-time Slashdot reader Ichijo has a question about “(not quite) open source hardware”: One hardware project that calls itself “open source” doesn’t want to make its hardware design source files publicly available because doing so would, in their words, “make it very trivial for e.g Chinese companies…
BBC News – World
US election 2016: Trump ‘may have avoided paying tax for 18 years’
A US newspaper suggests Donald Trump may have legally avoided paying income tax for 18 years after declaring a $900m loss in 1995.
BBC News – World
Jamaica prepares for Hurricane Matthew
The strongest Atlantic hurricane for almost a decade is moving across the Caribbean Sea towards Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba.
Dezeen
Studio UUffie captures wood grain in metal for Echo tables
London Design Festival 2016: Canadian studio UUffie has embedded metal into the growth lines of wood to create a set of textured tables (+ slideshow). (more…)
designboom | architecture & design magazine
water-gen system literally draws clean drinking water out of thin air
an israel-based company called water-gen does not think of condensation as just a byproduct; instead, it has built machines specifically designed to create and harvest as much condensation as possible. The post water-gen system literally draws clean drinking water out of thin air appeared first on designboom…
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Dam threatens tourism at Uganda’s Kalagala Falls
A dam to create an energy supply from the Nile will have a big impact on tourism at one of Uganda’s greatest natural resources.
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Brickbat: Red Solo Cup
France has banned disposable plastic cups and plates, the first country to do so. The government had already banned plastic bags. The law will require “all disposable tableware to be made from 50% biologically-sourced materials that can be composted at home by January of 2020. That number will rise…
BBC News – World
Coronal loops arch above the Sun in Nasa images
Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captures a magnificent display of coronal loops above an area with strong magnetic fields.
RT – Daily news
10 injured after blast at bar starts fire in central Milan
Ten residents of Milan, Italy were taken to the hospital with minor burns and smoke inhalation after a night explosion in a bar started a fire. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
4 ways to lower your cell phone bill
Have you ever opened your cell phone bill and thought, “Wow, that was cheap?” Yeah, didn’t think so. But take heart: It’s possible to lower your charges before your next billing cycle. SEE ALSO: Google sends invite for likely Pixel smartphone launch on Oct. 4 Simple tweaks, such as updating your service…
BBC News – World
Buk missile cot design raises eyebrows in Russia
A children’s cot in the form of a Buk missile launcher – the weapon that downed an airliner over Ukraine in 2014 – goes on sale in Russia.
ArchDaily
Sea Containers / BDG architecture + design and Matheson Whiteley
© Gareth Gardner Architects: BDG architecture + design, Matheson Whiteley Location: 18 Upper Ground, London SE1, United Kingdom Client: Ogilvy Group UK, MEC, WPP Project Year: 2015 …
RT – Daily news
Will NFL players keep protesting while competing in London?
With the NFL bandwagon rolling into London, the Indianapolis Colts face the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium at Sunday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Past business losses may explain why Trump has not paid taxes
Donald Trump’s business losses in 1995 were so large that they could have allowed him to avoid paying federal income taxes for as many as 18 years, according to records obtained by The New York Times.
Mashable
For $16,000, you can hunt with eagles in the wilds of Mongolia
Every October in Mongolia, among the high-altitude crags of the Altai Mountains, the ancient nomadic tradition of falconry comes to life. The area is home to the native burkitshi, who have trained eagles to aid in their hunting expeditions. Now you can join in. SEE ALSO: Intense bald eagle attack caught…
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Supreme Court to Weigh ‘Malicious Prosecution’ and the 4th Amendment
On March 18, 2011, an Illinois man named Elijah Manuel was asleep in the passenger seat of his car while his brother was driving when their vehicle was stopped by Joliet police for allegedly failing to signal. Here is how the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit summarized Manuel’s allegations…
Digital Trends
Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Cube projectors, digital butlers, drone claws
At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there, alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through the worthless wearables and…
How-To Geek
Geek Trivia: Which Of These Tools Was Used To First Observe Deep-Sea Animals In Their Natural Habitat?
Which Of These Tools Was Used To First Observe Deep-Sea Animals In Their Natural Habitat? Diving Bells Lethbridge Diving Machine Bathyspheres Autonomous SubmersiblesThink you know the answer?
How-To Geek
Five Ways to Automate Your Home, Without Spending a Lot of Money
Not everyone can afford to deck out their homes with Wi-Fi lights, outlets, and voice control. But that doesn’t necessarily mean your home has to be dumb. Here are a few ways to make your home a bit smarter, without spending a lot of money.Click Here to Continue Reading
BBC News – World
Colombia conflict: Voters decide on Farc peace deal
People in Colombia have voted on whether to accept a peace deal agreed by the government and Farc rebels and end a 52-year conflict.
VentureBeat
Logitech’s new $80 keyboard makes multi-device workstations way more productive
REVIEW: With the global PC market seemingly in perpetual decline, one could be forgiven for thinking that the desktop computer accessory market would be well on its way to oblivion. Well, not according to Logitech. In the past six months alone, the Swiss peripheral producer has brought new mechanical…
Mashable
New augmented reality comic book shows the resilience of acid attack survivors
As an acid attack survivor, Monica Singh once found it incredibly difficult to look in the mirror. Her scarred skin brought her back to the day men poured a bucket of acid on her in Lucknow, India — a violent retaliation for her rejection of a marriage proposal. More than half of Singh’s body was burned…
WIRED
4K HDR Televisions for Every Budget, From $500 to $130K
Here’s what various piles of money will get into your living room. The post 4K HDR Televisions for Every Budget, From $500 to $130K appeared first on WIRED.
CNET News.com
Meet the jets and props of the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford – CNET
From a C-130 to a PBY Catalina to an Avro Vulcan, the Royal Air Force museum at Cosford in the UK houses dozens of incredible aircraft. Here’s a full tour.
TechCrunch
Gil Penchina on angel investing, market timing, and his ambivalence to venture capital
 Let’s start with a bit of background. How did you get into angel investing? I was one of the early folks at eBay and by 1999 it was completely overrun by consultants from McKinsey, Bain and BCG. It went from being a cool fun startup to an MBA factory. Angel investing was an outlet for me to hang out…
Slashdot
Are Flawed Languages Creating Bad Software?
“Most software, even critical system software, is insecure Swiss cheese held together with duct tape, bubble wrap, and bobby pins…” writes TechCrunch. An anonymous reader quotes their article: Everything is terrible because the fundamental tools we use are, still, so flawed that when used they inevitably…
RT – Daily news
Germans build virtual-reality death camp to help prosecute Nazi criminals
German law enforcement has created a virtual model of the Auschwitz concentration camp to help prosecute the few remaining suspected accomplices in the mass killings committed there by the Nazi regime. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Racist graffiti attack on historic black school in Virginia
Vandals attack a century-old black school in Virginia that is being restored, covering it in racist graffiti and swastikas.
Man of Many
One Pen to Rule Them All – Montblanc for BMW Centennial Fountain Pen
If you’re one of the precious lucky few to lay claim to a new BMW Individual 7 Series THE NEXT 100 YEARS model car then gear up because the exclusivity is just beginning. That’s right, not only are you one among a mere one hundred people to own this triumph of automotive engineering, but as a complimentary…
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In Depth: Mankind vs machine: Can our bodies keep up with the evolution of gadgets?
EvolutionIn June 2010, during the launch of the iPhone 4, Steve Jobs first introduced the ‘retina display’, saying: “It turns out there’s a magic number right around 300 pixels per inch, that when you hold something around to 10 to 12 inches away from your eyes, is the limit of the human retina to differentiate…
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Downloads: Download of the day: AOMEI Backupper Standard
Download of the day: AOMEI Backupper StandardA virus infection, a drive crash, theft, a carelessly-placed cup of coffee – there are so many ways your valuable data can be lost or damaged, it’s essential to have a backup routine in place.Making backups can be a real chore, but AOMEI Backupper Standard…
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Google’s Pixel hardware event is really about software – CNET
Even though the search giant is expected to show off enticing hardware — new flagship phones, a Chromecast, a smart home hub — the event is about one thing: getting Google’s AI into your life.
Gadget Review
Best Projector Screen 2016
Best Projector Screen 2016 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site So you’ve decided to jump into the realm of serious home theater enthusiasts, picked out your best home theater projector for 2016, and are ready to transform your living room into the ultimate multimedia viewing experience – but…
RT – Daily news
UK to begin EU exit process before end of March 2017 – May
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which governs the British exit from the EU, is set to be triggered by the end of March 2017. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Hurricane Matthew threat triggers Guantanamo Bay evacuation
The US Navy will evacuate 700 family members of military staff from Guantanamo Bay ahead of Hurricane Matthew, although no prisoners will be removed from the infamous prison. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: Besieged areas of Aleppo a ‘living hell’
Civilians in rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo are enduring a “living hell”, the UN humanitarian chief says, as fighting rages on.
The Gadget Flow
CLOZE Basket
CLOZE basket is a reconfigurable laundry basket that has been designed to change the way you tackle laundry forever. From collecting the clothes that need a wash to stacking them up neatly in separate piles and then handing them over to the respective family member, CLOZE ensures to ease up the whole…
The Gadget Flow
Moment Lenses for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Now make the most of your new iPhone’s photography skills with the Moment Lenses for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Although the lenses work, the application is limited to just a single Moment lens working when it is placed just over the “wide” lens of the phone. This means when shooting in 1x mode with the 7+…
The Gadget Flow
Ease Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor by iHealth
Take the guesswork out of your blood pressure and get it done accurately with the Ease Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor by iHealth. Designed to be easy to use each and every time, the Ease Blood Pressure Monitor is attached to a base to hold your compatible smartphone or tablet. Wrapping the band around…
The Gadget Flow
Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press
Make your mornings more scientifically sound with this R2-D2 Coffee Press. It’s another ThinkGeek original product designed exclusively for your modern kitchen. You can put your grounds and boiling water in the glass body, brew for a few minutes, plunge, and have about 32 oz. of piping hot coffee served…
The Gadget Flow
Samsung Powerbot Vacuum Robot with Wi-Fi
Get your home clean as a whistle without lifting a finer with the Samsung Powerbot Vacuum Robot with Wi-Fi. Delivering a massive 10x more suction power than the leading brand, this automatic cleaning system ensures your floors will be sparkling clean. Connecting to your home’s Wi-Fi network, you can…
The Gadget Flow
Wireless In-ear Earbuds
Take your outdoor music listening experience to a whole new level with these wireless in-ear earbuds. They consist of three components that include the left channel headphone, the right channel headphone, and the storage boxes. The headset supports two two speaker AirStereo right and left. There is a…
The Gadget Flow
Liftware Stabilizing Silverware
Eating without making a mess is a hard feat and even more so for those with hand tremors. The Liftware Stabilizing Silverware has been expertly designed to work with those with hand tremors to make eating easy again. Comprised of an electronically stabilized handle and several attachments, Liftware counteracts…
Freshome.com – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
This Teenager’s Room is the Stuff of Celebrity Homes
The teenager that lives in this South African home has an entertainment room that would make Tony Hawk proud.  Inhouse Brand Architects outfitted the space with a concrete skate bowl, inspired by a skate park in London, according to Visi Magazine.  The design team amped up the wow factor with custom…
SlashGear
iLDock brings charging, headphone use back to iPhone 7 for $10
The new iPhone 7 has been available for just over two weeks now, and if there’s one trend that’s becoming immediately apparent, it’s ways to restore a standard 3.5mm headphone jack to Apple’s latest smartphone. The 3.5mm to Lightning adapter included in the iPhone 7’s box might be enough for some users…
Scientific American Content: Global
Hanging with Scientists at the Bottom of the Grand Canyon
Boating through the Grand Canyon brings one face-to-wallface with geologic time — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Here’s what scares scientists when they’re out in the field
Researchers dodge bears, fend off venomous insects, endure dangerous weather and even more dangerous people — all in the name of science. This week, they took to Twitter to talk about their close calls in remote locations, and the hashtag #FieldWorkScares was born. “Someone mentioned that the stress…
The Gadget Flow
iPhone 7 Case by memumi
Get a perfect all-round protection for your new Apple iPhone 7 with this case that offers resistance against dirt, scratches, and stains and provides a great grip too. It provides access to all the controls and features as well as offer perfect cutouts for speakers, camera, and other ports. The user-friendly…
The Next Web
Racists are using these code-words online to avoid censorship
Skittles aren’t just candies. Skype isn’t just a VoIP service. Google, Bing, and Yahoo aren’t just search engines. In fact, these are all codewords that are used by racists online in order for them to skirt censorship. You can see the full (and deeply unpleasant) list below. Racist Trump twitter has…
Coolest Gadgets
Dlodlo V1 wearable VR device jumps aboard crowdfunding bandwagon
The world of virtual reality, or VR, is a rapidly expanding one. No longer are we tethered to old school devices that find it burdensome to crank out a semblance of realistic surroundings, where you are even able to keep track of the number of polygons on the screen — or even the headache inducing Virtual…
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It Took 15 Years to Map Every Gene Interaction in a Yeast Cell
After 15 years of research, scientists from the University of Toronto and University of Minnesota have completed the first complete genetic network map of a yeast cell, which details how thousands of individual genes interact with one another to give rise to cellular life. Their research, published last…
Dezeen
São Paulo’s Galeria Millan opens new exhibition gallery with huge sliding doors
Twelve years after designing the Galeria Millan exhibition space in São Paulo, architects Sérgio Kipnis and Fernando Millan have added an annex that reveals its contents to the street. (more…)
Mashable
Larry David brings Bernie Sanders back to ‘SNL’ in a Trump campaign showdown
On one side, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon), daughter Ivanka Trump (Margot Robbie), ally and New Jersey governor Chris Christie (Bobby Moynihan), and… uhh… Vladamir Putin (Beck Bennett). On the other? Clinton frenemy Bernie Sanders (Larry David), allies Lin-Manuel…
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Wen 500lbs Capacity Service Cart (Gray) $71.22
Wen 500lbs Capacity Service Cart (Gray) $71.22
Digital Trends
Expand your universe with Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s new video game
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is entering the video game business. His new game, Neil deGrasse Tyson Presents: Space Odyssey, is an educational title developed to encourage players to explore space and science. Although in early development, it’s being designed as a building game. Space Odyssey…
Geek.com
NASA has new gecko bots that can climb anything
NASA’s done a lot of cool things. Y’know, going to the moon, launching probes outside of our solar system, and playing a huge role in the construction of the International Space Station. Now […]
Slashdot
Google Tells Home Audio Vendors To Ditch Competing Smart Assistants If They Want To Use Google Cast: Variety
Google is telling its home audio vendors that they won’t be allowed to add support for smart assistants by rivals such as Amazon’s Alexa if they want to continue to use Google Cast, according to Variety. The Mountain View-based company reportedly conducted a meeting in June with 50 of the biggest names…
ArchDaily
The World’s Most Creative Neighborhoods: Metropolis Names Mumbai, Lagos and Lisbon Among Top Ten
Avenidas Novas in Lisbon. Image © <a href=’https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lisboa_Avenida_Novas.jpg’>Wikimedia user Cruks</a> licensed under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en’>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> From Yaba in Lagos to the suburb of…
VentureBeat
GaymerX founder Matt Conn says video games belong to everyone
The slogan for GaymerX is “everyone games.” That’s the message that the “queer side of gaming” wants to convey to everybody else who wonders why the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) gather each year at their own event. This community gathers to celebrate its own culture and to make…
Ars Technica
“Trek against Trump” urges voters to choose Hillary Clinton
Enlarge / LeVar Burton, who played Lt. Cmdr. Geordi LaForge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, is voting for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. (credit: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images News) Over 100 prominent members of the Star Trek cast and crew have written an open letter against…
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I hate self-improvement but I love my dream journal app
This year I decided to set out on a journey of self-improvement. I took a playwriting class, bought a cookbook, started typing everything I ate into an app, signed up for a corporate gym membership, took my first selfies, made myself go to bed before 10 PM every night, bought seven nonfiction books,…
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Sunday’s Best Deals: Amazon Tap, $50 Sony Bluetooth Headphones, Pyrex, and More
$30 off the Amazon Tap, $50 Sony Bluetooth headphones, and Pyrex measuring cups lead off Sunday’s best deals. Read more…
Coolest Gadgets
Turtle Beach delivers new Stealth 520 and 20X + wireless gaming headsets for consoles
Turtle Beach and gaming headsets have always gone hand in hand, and it does not seem as though this particular tradition is going to end up extinct anytime soon. In fact, we have received word that console lovers — in particular PS4 and Xbox One owners, will be on the receiving end of the Turtle Beach…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
philip johnson’s sculpture gallery renovated in the grounds of the glass house
johnson originally designed the building after his growing sculpture collection began restricting views of the canvases hanging in the adjacent painting gallery. The post philip johnson’s sculpture gallery renovated in the grounds of the glass house appeared first on designboom | architecture &…
RT – Daily news
UFC fighter found in coma, alongside dead friend
American MMA fighter Josh Samman, who fought in five UFC bouts from 2013 to July 2016, is reported to be in a coma in a local hospital in South Florida. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
German police terminate Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cycling
Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger is let off with a selfie as the fine for cycling through a crowded Munich train station.
Slashdot
With HDDs On The Ropes, Samsung Predicts SSD Price Collisions As NVMe Takes Over
At its Global SSD Summit, Samsung shared its vision of the current state of SSD market and also outlined the future trends. The company noted that SSDs are steadily displacing HDDs in more applications, but NVMe is shaping up to be the dark horse that may put the venerable HDD to rest. From an article…
Mashable
Scientists see early progress on potential HIV cure
A team of British scientists may be on the brink of developing a cure for HIV. Researchers recently tested their pioneering therapy on the first of 50 participants in a clinical trial, The Sunday Times reported. Early tests on the first patient, a 44-year-old British social worker, show the virus is…
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Vint Cerf: Modern Media Is Made for Forgetting
Vint Cerf, the living legend largely responsible for the development of the Internet protocol suite, has some concerns about history. In his current column for the Communications of the ACM, Cerf worries about the decreasing longevity of our media, and, thus, about our ability as a civilization to self-document—to…
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Update – Google Event 2 Days Away (Oct 4th)
A Google spokeswoman has confirmed that the upcoming “Google Event” this October 4th at 9 a.m. in San Francisco could be one the most exciting product launches ever. In order keep fans in the loop, Google has setup a link for email notifications on their October Spectacular.
The Awesomer
Every Commercial Ever
Link(PG-13: Language) Ad agencies and commercial directors get paid good money for their creativity, but corporate bosses often turn to tired cliches to convince customers. The Kloons made a reusable commercial spot so brands need not waste their money ever again. More Awesome Stuff: Ghostbusters…
RT – Daily news
Iran unveils combat UAV based on captured US spy drone design (VIDEO)
Iranian engineers have weaponized the drone they built after reverse-engineering the American RQ-170 Sentinel, which the Islamic Republic captured in 2011, Iranian media reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
3 police cars set on fire in Dresden, as violence escalates ahead of Germany Unity Day
Three police cars were set ablaze by unknown arsonists in the German city of Dresden in the run-up to German Unity Day, marking 26 years since the reunification of Germany. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Teaching my kids never to drive
Until recently, Chris Urmson, was the head of the driverless car project at Alphabet’s X. He famously said his goal was to ensure that his young son never needed a driver’s license, and as a father who had plenty of close calls in a car during my dumb teenage years, I completely agree. Urmson’s son…
Dezeen
Swiss manufacturer Küng brings the sauna tradition to the living room
London Design Festival 2016: Swiss company Küng has designed a series of saunas that can be installed in the living room to take advantage of limited living space. (more…)
Gizmodo
Take a Deep Dive Into the Beautiful Making of Nixie Tubes
Not only are Nixie tubes cool as hell, but this video is the most relaxing way to start your morning that I can think of. Read more…
Lifehacker
Screen Real Estate Showdown: Ultrawide vs. 4K Monitors
If you want the ultimate in desktop screen space, you have two options: Get a bigger monitor, or get a 4K monitor. Both options offer you more space to spread out and work, and more pixels to cram your windows into, but two are the focus of many monitor-buyers today: Ultrawide and 4K. Let’s see how they…
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After Math: Adventures in the 21st and a quarter century
We are living in the future here, people! Granted, no, full-body lycra catsuits haven’t taken off quite as well as we initially expected but the promise of futuristic technology has sure come through. Or, at least it will at the start of the next decade. By 2025, the UN will go to space, Volkswagen will…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Sealtech fabric can heal itself with just a touch
Who hasn’t destroyed a backpack with one rip, puncture or tear after another? Herschel Supply Co is putting a stop to all that with Sealtech: a fabric that can heal itself with just a touch. READ MORE >
Singularity HUB
This Is Your Brain on Quantum Computers
Machines enrich and enhance our lives, whether it’s the smartphones that allow us to stay connected or the supercomputers that solve our toughest computational problems. Imagine how much more productive and innovative our world will be when computers become infinitely more powerful. Indeed, the growing…
RT – Daily news
Russian server co. head on DNC hack: ‘No idea’ why FBI still has not contacted us
Blaming Russia because servers are from here is “absurd,” Vladimir Fomenko, owner of the Russian server company implicated in the DNC hack, told RT adding that they are ready to help any special service in investigating the attack. Read Full Article at RT.com
Cool Material
Sunday Hangover
It’s been a rough couple of nights. Get a greasy sandwich and give your brain a rest. It’s time to kick back with some of our favorite videos and visuals from the past week.
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For the first time, bees have been placed on the endangered species list
After years of study, the US Fish and Wildlife Service have placed seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bees on the endangered species list, the first time any bee has received such classification. The service worked in conjunction with the Xerces Society, which advocates for invertebrate species,…
Digital Trends
Volkswagen is paying U.S. dealers $1.2 billion to settle the emissions scandal
The emissions scandal that has plagued Volkswagen for the better part of a year may finally be coming to an expensive close. Late Friday, a federal court filing was submitted, and showed that the beleaguered German carmaker has settled with 652 U.S. dealerships to the tune of $1.21 billion. This translates…
Digital Trends
Leaked charge sheet shows how the EU would punish Google in antitrust case
The problem with being the big dog? Everyone wants to put you on a leash. And as per documents obtained exclusively by Reuters on Saturday, the European Union is looking to put an expensive leash on Google. While we’ve known for a while now that the EU’s Commission plans to launch yet another antitrust…
Slashdot
Microsoft Could Bring Windows Hello To Android, iPhone
Microsoft may have plans to bring Windows Hello, one of the headline features of Microsoft’s current operating system, to Android and iOS. Windows Hello is a feature that lets people unlock their PC with fingerprint, face, or iris. Paul Thurrott reports: With Windows 10 version 1607, Microsoft has expanded…
RT – Daily news
#LastTimeTrumpPaidTaxes: Internet reacts to Trump’s ‘zero tax’ return report
Donald Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax return, allowing him to avoid paying taxes for up to 18 years, according to report in the New York Times. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Call to close ivory markets agreed at Cites conference
Delegates at a UN wildlife conference in South Africa endorse calls for the closure of all domestic ivory markets.
Big Think
How to Make a Particle Accelerator, In Under 5 Minutes
An under-5-minute explanation of how you make a particle accelerators.Read More
DudeIWantThat.com
Bird of Prey Bicycle
I didn’t think the foam helmets and seizure-inducing neon spandex could look any more ridiculous rolling down the road, yelling at cars to get out of their lane, and then cutting into traffic at will when it suits them, but the Bird of Prey Bicycle proves ridiculous can go at least one level higher….
BBC News – World
Turkey detains brother of Fethullah Gulen in coup crackdown
A brother of US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen has been detained by Turkish police on terror charges, state-run media report.
SlashGear
Microsoft announces two more Xbox One S Gears of War 4 bundles
Gears of War 4 is the Xbox One’s big exclusive title this holiday season, and Microsoft is doing all it can to make sure as many gamers pick up a copy as possible. To make things easy, the company has announced two new bundle options that pair GoW4 with the new Xbox One S, in addition to the previous…
Digital Trends
Two-minute warning: Should you use an electric or manual toothbrush?
Is a manual toothbrush good enough to keep the dentist away, or at least happy with the state of your teeth? Or should you upgrade to an electric model? The answer seems obvious, right? How can a stick with bristles measure up to a vibrating, rotating, digitally enhanced, time-tracking, modern marvel…
RT – Daily news
Pigeon arrested in India for carrying threatening message to PM
A pigeon, which most likely came from Pakistan, was taken into custody by border guards after a letter addressed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was found on the bird. Read Full Article at RT.com
Fast Company
Take These Three Steps At The First Sign That Layoffs Are Coming
A layoff isn’t necessarily a catastrophe, especially if you can snap into action at the first signs that your job may be in trouble. A layoff isn’t necessarily a catastrophe, especially if you can snap into action at the first signs that your job may be in trouble.When someone…
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Volkswagen’s rad-looking electric car is intended to make you forget about Dieselgate
This weekend at the Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen unveiled its new all-electric, fully autonomous concept car, the I.D. (The Verge’s man in Paris, Amar Toor, got an early look last week.) The car will become the first Volkswagen built off the carmaker’s custom-built Modularer Elektrifizierungsbaukasten,…
RT – Daily news
Crowd gathers in LA after person killed in officer-involved shooting identified as ‘teen’
At least one person was killed and another injured in an officer-involved shooting following a car chase in South Los Angeles. Relatives said the victim was a teenager. Read Full Article at RT.com
ArchDaily
Soar over Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and More With These Incredible 360-Degree Panoramas
Since 2009, Mario Carvajal has captured amazing panoramic photographs from his hometown in Colombia as well as top destination spots around the globe. He has climbed the Empire State Building in New York and Colpatria Tower in Bogota, Colombia. Carvajal has captured the geographical beauty of Iceland…
Gizmodo
How an IBM Typewriter and Snail Mail Led to the Release of Trump’s Tax Returns
In a fine example of vintage journalism, New York Times reporter Susan Craig landed a scoop that every newshound in the world wanted—a copy of Donald Trump’s tax returns from 1995. For that, we have old fashioned mail and an IBM Selectric typewriter to thank.Read more…
Cool Tools
Voyager Golden Record/Hola/Way of Life
Backing: I just backed the Kickstarter campaign for a replica of the Voyager golden record sent into space that contained the music of Earth for aliens to listen to. The original golden disk was launched in 1977 and contains images, diagrams, and messages explaining humans. The modern replica is three…
Reason.com Full Feed
Donald Trump’s Billion-Dollar Tax Loss Is a Diversion From More-Serious Matters
If you care about substantive policy debate, it’s not good for Donald Trump that The New York Times has published a few pages of 21-year-old state-tax returns showing he declared a $916-million loss in 1995. Cue another week wasted with trivial distractions from what we should be talking about in…
Next Big Future
Direct brain-sensing technology allows typing at a rate of 12 words per minute
Technology for reading signals directly from the brain developed by Stanford Bio-X scientists could provide a way for people with movement disorders to communicateThe system directly reads brain signals to drive a cursor moving over a keyboard. In a pilot experiment conducted with monkeys, the animals…
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Ben Heck’s Texas Instruments light booster
Even plants like to sleep sometimes. To do that, though, they need one hearty light meal from the sun. Watch how Ben and the team use Texas Instruments’ MSP430 microcontroller with the ADS7042 light-sensing BoosterPack to control a set of alter…
TechSpot
Weekend tech reading: IEEE ratifies 5Gbps Ethernet, Amazon vs. UPS and FedEx on delivery
As expected the IEEE has ratified a new Ethernet specification — IEEE P802.3bz – that defines 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T, boosting the current top speed of traditional Ethernet five-times without requiring the tearing out of current cabling…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
IOC chief ‘impressed’ by Paris bid for 2024 Olympics
International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach has heaped praise on Paris’s bid to host the 2024 Games during a two-day visit to the French capital.
Capitalism Magazine
Jean-Paul Sartre: The Intellectual Henchman of Tyrants
Jean-Paul Sartre in particular is a case-study of the type of intellectual who is a life-long supporter of tyranny. He promoted the farce called existentialism. He was a communist and in bed with the Soviet regime. He even had a role to play in Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge nightmare.
Next Big Future
Improved Block V Virginia Class Submarines could defer development of SSN(X)
The U.S. Navy might defer developing a new, next-generation nuclear attack submarine — or SSN(X) — unless such a design holds the potential to provide a revolutionary leap over a modernized variant of the current Virginia-class attack submarine.Over the years, the Virginia-class has proven to be an adaptable…
Next Big Future
China plans high speed rail station 340 feet below the Great Wall
A new high-speed rail line will cut the journey time between Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the site of the Winter Olympics, to 50 minutes, down from more than three hours.”The Badaling station will be located 102 meters below the surface, with an underground construction area of 36,000 square meters, equal…
The Awesomer
Hydraulic Press vs. Car Spring
Link(PG-13: Language) Automotive springs are designed to absorb large amounts of shock, along with the substantial weight of the vehicles riding on them. But can one withstand the force of the mighty hydraulic press? Tune in and find out. More Awesome Stuff: Bullets vs. Molten AluminumHydraulic Press…
VentureBeat
So you want to sell to banks?
GUEST: If you ask almost any early-stage B2B FinTech startup selling to banks what their biggest challenge is, the answer you’ll likely get is “sales.” Although interest in FinTech from incumbent institutions has surged over the past few years, getting to initial pilots and contracts with banks is a…
VentureBeat
Inside the Sacramento Kings’ arena that’s a ’21st century communal fireplace’
Watching sporting events isn’t what it used to be. Teams have to find innovative and technologically savvy ways to attract fans and keep them captivated. “It’s about how you enhance the experience,” Kenny Lauer, vice president of digital and marketing for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, once told VentureBeat….
VentureBeat
Do you know who’s making the biggest profits? (Hint: Not your favorite tech company)
GUEST: Quick quiz: Who’s more profitable, LinkedIn or Lululemon? Google or Applebee’s? Facebook or Dunkin’ Donuts? The answers might surprise you. In fact, there’s a massive gap between companies thought to be the most profitable in the world and companies that actually are the most profitable. So,…
RT – Daily news
NASA cuts live feed from ISS after ‘UFO’ spotted (VIDEO)
NASA is once again being accused of hiding evidence of UFOs after cutting off a live stream from the International Space Station (ISS) during which an unidentified object was spotted. Read Full Article at RT.com
Dezeen
Timelapse movie tours Snøhetta’s Reindeer Observation Pavilion in Norway
This movie by videographer Alejandro Villanueva explores the undulating wooden form of the Snøhetta-designed Reindeer Observation Pavilion and its setting in Norway’s Dovre Mountains. (more…)
Digital Trends
Watch an iPhone 7 get boiled, bent, shot, and squished in the best torture tests
What would possess you to destroy a new, $650 phone? It seems crazy, but every time Apple releases a new iPhone, YouTube is quickly flooded with videos of people smashing it, bending it, setting it on fire, or finding other imaginative ways to prove that it’s not indestructible. We’ve been surveying…
SlashGear
California will let autonomous cars without steering wheels or humans begin testing
Self-driving cars have been testing on open road for quite some time now, albeit every one has a human backup driver inside that can take control the moment the need arises. In California, arguably the home of autonomous driving tech, that could soon change. The state’s Governor Jerry Brown approved…
Next Big Future
NASA Space Launch System Fuel Tank compared to Spacex Interplanetary Transport System Tank
Welding is complete on the largest piece of the core stage that will provide the fuel for the first flight of NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System, with the Orion spacecraft in 2018. The core stage liquid hydrogen tank has completed welding on the Vertical Assembly Center at NASA’s Michoud Assembly…
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In Depth: The tech of Westworld
It’s all set to be the next big TV phenomenon, and Westworld’s futuristic theme-park setting is the perfect showcase for next generation technology and the repercussions we might begin to arrive at. From book-like tablets right through to the headline ‘hosts’ – robots that look, sound and even begin…
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Hacker Releases Code That Powered Record-Breaking Botnet Attack
It’s only been a few weeks since hackers hijacked more than 1 million Internet of Things devices to launch a record-breaking Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against the website of cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs.Now, the malware that powered the unprecedented attack has been released online…
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Hacker Linked to Myspace, LinkedIn Dumps Hacks Competitor
The digital underground is full of fragile alliances, backstabbing, and full-blown rivalries. On Sunday, Peace, a hacker linked to the Myspace and other large scale data breaches, compromised the site of another hacker, allegedly in response to scamming.The victim is w0rm, a hacker who has previously…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
French church reopens after priest killed in IS group attack
Parishioners in the small town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in northern France gathered on Sunday for the solemn reopening of the church where Father Jacques Hamel was murdered by teenage jihadists two months ago.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Syrian army presses offensive as UN decries Aleppo’s ‘living hell’
Syrian regime forces advanced Sunday in Aleppo after Russia unleashed dozens of air strikes, as the UN’s top aid official decried the “living hell” suffered by residents in the city’s rebel-held east.
Slashdot
Scientists Identify Another Source of Dangerous Greenhouse Gases: Reservoirs
A team of researchers from Canada, Holland, China, the U.S. and Brazil “found that greenhouse gas emissions from man-made reservoirs were likely equal to the equivalent of one gigaton of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere every year…a little less than one-sixth of the United State’s…
RT – Daily news
Pentagon paid PR firm $540mn to make fake terrorist videos
The Pentagon paid a UK PR firm half a billion dollars to create fake terrorist videos in Iraq in a secret propaganda campaign exposed by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Read Full Article at RT.com
CNET News.com
On SNL, Donald Trump claims he tweets from golden toilet bowl – CNET
Technically Incorrect: A new season of “Saturday Night Live’ begins, with Alec Baldwin playing the Republican candidate and revealing the location of his 3 a.m tweets.
Big Think
Spending Time Alone Is The Best Way to Get Rest, Suggests New Study
Study reveals that most of us want more rest and would rather rest alone.Read More
The Awesomer
Crash Testing a Giant Robot
Link“Now we know our cockpit wasn’t built for this, but we didn’t expect to die from paint.” In preparation for their upcoming mech battle, MegaBots conducted impact tests on their prototype to see how their pilot would fare against giant weapons. More Awesome Stuff: The Sock Removal RobotThe Popcorn…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New twist in SpaceX rocket blast probe
The mysterious explosion of a SpaceX rocket last month took an odd turn with a “cordial” encounter between staff of Elon Musk’s firm and fierce rival United Launch Alliance, The Washington Post reported.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Ocean warriors unveil new high-speed ship against Japan whalers
With its distinctive pirate-like flag flying from the mast, the sleek, high-speed concrete grey Ocean Warrior is the latest weapon in a bitter war between marine conservationists and Japan’s whaling fleet.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Software star Google expected to flex hardware muscle
A high-profile Google event Tuesday is widely expected to show a new emphasis on hardware, challenging rivals Apple and Amazon and launching a new strategy for the online giant.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Thousands protest steel plant over Vietnam fish deaths
Thousands of Vietnamese protesters surrounded a Taiwanese steel plant Sunday, some scaling walls and holding signs demanding its closure, as anger flares against the firm for dumping toxic waste into the ocean killing tonnes of fish.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How do you get one? Five things to know about the Nobel Prizes
Actors yearn for Oscars, athletes crave Olympic gold—but for scientists, writers and champions of world peace, there’s no bigger honor than a Nobel Prize.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Australia increases shark tagging after teen mauling
The tagging and relocation of sharks off Australia’s most populous state will be sharply increased to protect surfers ahead of a busy summer season, authorities said Sunday, after a teenager was mauled in a recent attack.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Advertising on mobile: it’s all about ‘stopping the thumb’
Almost 80 years old, the deodorant Old Spice is learning new tricks for finding customers in the era of smartphones and social media.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Paris climate deal: Where are we now?
India’s ratification of the Paris climate agreement on Sunday brings the ambitious global warming deal a big step closer to coming into effect.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Global trade in African grey parrots banned
Delegates at a global wildlife conference on Sunday voted to ban international trade in African grey parrots, one of the world’s most trafficked birds.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Virtual reality helps net last Auschwitz criminals
Slipping on a virtual reality headset, the indelible images come into view: the steel rails, the imposing brick gatehouse, the rows of identical barracks, the gas chambers, the crematoria.
ArchDaily
Now You Can Assemble Your Own Tiny House for Outdoor Recreation
© Leckie Studio Vancouver-based Leckie Studio Architecture + Design has founded the Backcountry Hut Company to bring affordable recreation structures to outdoor enthusiasts. Inspired by IKEA’s philosophy of providing superior design at a moderate price point, the prefabricated hut prototype…
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Drone flies as both biplane and helicopter using one propeller
There are helicopter drones and fixed-wing drones, but creating a hybrid of both is tricky. Even Parrot’s Swing, as clever as it is, needs four propellers and elaborate wings to pull off its stunt. However, TU Delft (with backing from Parrot) has a far more elegant solution. Its DelftAcopter drone…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
India ratifies Paris climate change agreement
India, the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, formally joined the Paris agreement on tackling climate change on Sunday, the United Nations said, taking the global pact a step closer to its enactment.
io9
The Jurassic Park Science to Bring Back Dinosaurs Is Almost Here
Twenty five years ago, Michael Crichton captured our imaginations with the crazy idea that scientists might one day resurrect dinosaurs. But on the eve of Jurassic World’s release a quarter century later, the prospect of bringing back extinct creatures is looking a lot less science fictional.Read more…
RT – Daily news
College students suspended for mocking #BlackLivesMatter in ‘blackface’ video
Albright College in Pennsylvania has suspended two students after a blackface video mocking the Black Lives Matter movement went viral. Read Full Article at RT.com
Lifehacker
Jackery Stuffed a Battery Pack Inside a Lightning Cable
Jackery JewelJackery makes some of the most popular battery packs around, but the Jackery Jewel is unlike anything else on the market. https://www.amazon.com/Jackery-Certif…The Jewel is actually a fully functional Lightning cable, but with a bulge in the middle housing a 450mAh battery pack. That means…
Lifehacker
Boil Potatoes in Half the Time with an Electric Tea Kettle
Boiling potatoes is the first step to getting mashed potatoes, and mashed potatoes are something that I want in my face as quickly as possible. To speed up this delicious process, Epicurious recommends enlisting the help of an electric tea kettle.If you’re a serious tea drinker, you’re probably aware…
Next Big Future
Deep learning on Amazon Cloud used to Improve Diagnosis of chronic eye disease
Stanford researchers are leveraging GPU-based machines in the Amazon EC2 cloud to run deep learning workloads with the goal of improving diagnostics for a chronic eye disease, called diabetic retinopathy. The disease is a complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness if blood sugar is poorly controlled….
Digital Trends
Admire your domain as you ascend in a glass-cased, air-driven elevator
Reality is sometimes stranger than fiction, and a corollary perhaps is that fiction often inspires reality. Although Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators (PVE) wasn’t explicitly inspired by the tube that sucked up the gluttonous German, Augustus Gloop, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the connection is clear….
Techbargains.com
Home Depot Patio Sale – up to 40% off Furniture and more
Home Depot Patio Sale – up to 40% off Furniture and more
Slashdot
As ICANN Gains Full Oversight Of Domain Name System, Some Wonder If It Means the US Has Given Away The Internet
The U.S. has given up its remaining control over the Internet. The formal handover, which took effect on Saturday, followed a last-ditch attempt by a group of Republicans to block the move. They had argued that the US concession would open the door for authoritarian governments get control of the network…
Mashable
Rudy Giuliani: Trump a ‘genius’ for possible 18-year tax dodge
Rudy Giuliani still 100 percent on the Trump train after the New York Times revealed that it’s possible that the Republican presidential nominee did not pay taxes for nearly two decades. Speaking to Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, Giuliani said Donald Trump was “a genius” for possibly…
FiveThirtyEight
Election Update: The Craziest End To The 2016 Campaign Runs Through New Mexico
This weekend was a letdown for those of us hoping for new, high-quality national polls to test how last week’s debate affected the campaign. The only new national polls we received were updates to the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times and UPI/CVoter tracking polls, both of which have actually moved slightly…
RT – Daily news
World Cup caused Pope Benedict’s earlier resignation, personal aide claims
The personal aide to emeritus pontiff Benedict XVI revealed that the elderly pope resigned from the Catholic Church’s top position a year earlier than he had intended to because of the soccer World Cup. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
US election 2016: Trump ‘a genius’ if he paid no taxes – allies
Donald Trump’s aides says he is a “genius” if a report is true that he paid no federal income taxes for 18 years after losing nearly $1bn.
BBC News – World
Hello from Aleppo
A Twitter account with messages from a girl in war-torn Aleppo is attracting attention worldwide, as Bana Alabed and her mother ask for the bombing to stop.
Digital Trends
Get ready to take a ride on the New York Public Library’s new book roller coaster
It houses some of the greatest works of literature known to man, but now, the New York Public Library is bringing a different kind of classic to its Rose Main Reading Room when it reopens on October 5 — a train. After two years of closure for repairs and restoration, one of the city’s most treasured…
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Space Wars Will Be Fought With Hacks, Not Missiles
On Monday morning, a number of professionals in the aerospace industry received a rather mundane email containing a PDF ostensibly about the future of Russian aerospace programs, but which actually contained a ‘Komplex’ trojan.The Komplex trojan works by connecting the user’s computer to a remote command…
Lifehacker
Manage the Context of Your Work Space to Resist Distraction
Your brain likes to jump from one task to another when things start to get tough. Distractions are easy. If you want to resist losing focus, control the context around where you work. The fewer opportunities to get distracted, the better.As advice site Barking Up the Wrong Tree explains, your brain gets…
Scientific American Content: Global
Great Migration Left Genetic Legacy
Reseachers have started to examine the genetic traces of the movement of some six million African-Americans from the south to the north and west between 1910 and 1970.   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
CNET News.com
Alphabet may face large EU fine over antitrust issues – CNET
The EU wants Google to stop paying phone makers to preinstall Google search on their devices, Reuters reports.
Slashdot
French Banks Offer Credit Card Numbers That Change Every Hour
Slashdot reader schwit1 quotes The Memo: What if the numbers on your card changed every hour so that, even if a fraudster copied them, they’d quickly be out of date? That’s exactly what two French banks are starting to do with their new high-tech ebank cards… The three digits on the back of this card…
DudeIWantThat.com
Suncast Wood & Resin Deck Box
As if the end of summer isn’t depressing enough, now I have to figure out where to store all of my patio furniture cushions and floating pool bars for the winter. Since everyone thinks I’m the master of looking up crap to buy on the internet (which I am) I’ve also had 3 people ask me where they can keep…
Techbargains.com
Stack-On IWC-22 In-Wall Cabinet $35
Stack-On IWC-22 In-Wall Cabinet $35
CONTEMPORIST
Interior Design Idea – 13 Examples Of Desks In Hallways
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Physics News
Algorithm could enable visible-light-based imaging for medical devices, autonomous vehicles
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Watch NASA’s ‘Blue Collar’ Mars Rover in Action
Image: YouTube/NASAKennedy.When people head out on road trips on Earth, they don’t usually load up their cars with the exact amount of fuel they are going to need for the journey. When voyaging to space, however, packing the right volume of propellant means the difference between success and failure,…
VentureBeat
Tesla delivers 24,500 vehicles in Q3, a 111% annual increase
Telsa announced that it has accelerated delivery of its electric vehicles in the third quarter. In a press release, the company revealed that in the past three months, it delivered 24,500 vehicles, of which 15,800 were Model S and 8,700 were Model X. This is a 70 percent increase from last quarter’s…
VentureBeat
HP Labs chief Shane Wall shares his views on science fiction and tech reality
HP split itself in two this year to try to be more nimble. And it is also celebrating 50 years of HP Labs, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based research and development organization that gave us inventions like the scientific programmable calculator and the inkjet printer. During a recent event celebrating the…
Gizmodo
British Man May Be the First Person Cured of HIV
A 44-year-old man in England is possibly the first person in history to be cured of HIV. Scientists working on an experimental new therapy say that the virus is now completely undetectable in his blood.Read more…
ArchDaily
2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners Announced
2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Recipients Six exemplary projects have been announced as winners of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Presented once every three years, the award was established by the Aga Khan in 1977 to “identify and encourage building concepts that successfully…
ArchDaily
Take a Virtual Tour of Zaha Hadid’s Dominion Office Building
Courtesy of Matterport Maksim Sodomovsky of iVision3D has created a virtual tour of the Dominion Office Building, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, in Moscow, Russia. Completed in 2015, the project is among the new infrastructure being built to support the growing creative and IT industries…
Digital Trends
Two foolproof ways to remove the background from a photo
Looking to cut out the background from an image, but aren’t quite sure how to do it? Well, no matter if you have Photoshop or not, you’ve come to the right place. In this article we’ll cover two different methods that will get the job done: one that uses Photoshop, and one that relies on a browser-based…
Digital Trends
Volvo’s pedestrian safety system does the honking for you
Volvo’s buses are like good children — seen but not heard, except in times of emergency. As part of the car company’s plan to save pedestrians and the planet at the same time, the Swedish carmaker has revealed a new strategy to let unobservant walkers know that they’re in the path of one of the company’s…
Lifehacker
Mausr Helps You Identify Unknown Symbols
If you come across a symbol you’ve never seen before, or you want to look up the unicode for a certain symbol, it may be a small challenge to search for it if you’re not entirely sure of its name. Mausr lets you draw the symbol instead, then identifies it based on your drawing.The open source web app…
RT – Daily news
98% of Hungarians reject EU refugee quotas, but low turnout rules referendum invalid
98.3% of Hungarian voters have rejected mandatory EU asylum seeker quotas in a referendum proposed by PM Viktor Orban. But the opposition boycott of Sunday’s ballot appears to have worked, as turnout failed to clear the key 50 percent threshold. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Kashmir attack: Militants target Baramulla Indian base
Militants attack an Indian army camp in Indian-administered Kashmir with gunfire and grenades, killing one border guard and wounding another.
Gizmodo
This MIT Online Activity Lets You Choose Who Gets Killed If A Self-Driving Car Wrecks
The closer we get to fully autonomous car technology on the market, the more questions we seem to have. Recently, they’ve been morbid: if a self-driving car is in a fatal wreck, how does it decide who dies? Well, now you can understand just how hard those decisions will be to program—hypothetically,…
9to5Mac
Apple’s retail SVP Angela Ahrendts drops ‘online stores’ from title
Apple today updated its executive profiles webpage to remove mention of “online stores” from retail chief Angela Ahrendts’ bio, reflecting a recent change to the executive’s official title. Ahrendts’ new title is, simply, Senior Vice President Retail. more…Filed under: Apple
RT – Daily news
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson refers to Africa as ‘that country’ (VIDEO)
During a speech at the Conservative Party conference, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson mistakenly called Africa a “country” instead of a continent. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
Road-tripping 91-year-old dies of cancer after year-long adventure
When Norma Jean Bauerschmidt was diagnosed with uterine cancer at age 90 last year, the Michigan resident opted not to undergo cancer treatment. Instead, she chose to tour the United States in a motor home captained by her son Tim and his wife Ramie. The trio visited national parks, attended county…
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How to Start an Asteroid Mining Company Without a Mine
Depending on how you look at it, outer space is a gold mine. Every year, thousands of asteroids and meteors loaded with valuable metals like gold, platinum, nickel and iron come whizzing by Earth. But Daniel Faber, CEO of the asteroid mining company Deep Space Industries, is less interested in space…
io9
Netflix Catalog: Now With 50% Fewer Movies and TV
While Netflix has made news recently with its plan to make 50% of its content original, its library of titles has gotten that much smaller in the past few years.Read more…
Reason.com Full Feed
Does the Road to the White House Run Through Gary Johnson’s New Mexico?
Take a look at the map above. It was put together by Nate Silver over at FiveThirtyEight and it depicts an unlikely but credible scenario in which Gary Johnson wins his home state of New Mexico and neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton get the 270 electoral votes needed to win the election outright….
BBC News – World
Oromia: Stampede at Ethiopia protest leaves 52 dead
Fifty-two people were killed and many more injured in Ethiopia’s Oromia region during a protest at a religious festival, the government says.
Lifehacker
Which Drill Bit To Use
Behold the percussive rock drill bit. Which you will probably never use while working on your car. (Image: AvE/YouTube) You know a drill really only has one job–make a hole. But what you’re making a hole in dictates the type of drill and bit you actually need. Watch my favorite Canadian mechanic break…
Engadget Full RSS Feed
Tesla’s electric car deliveries surge by 70 percent
Tesla didn’t have the best spring thanks to sub-par deliveries, but it made up for that in style this summer. The company reports that it delivered 24,500 electric vehicles in the third quarter, or a whopping 70 percent more than it did in the second quarter — and over twice the 11,580 it shipped a…
RT – Daily news
14-yo black teen critically wounded after shootout with Missouri police
A 14-year-old black teenager has been hospitalized after being shot by police in St. Louis, Missouri, local media and law enforcers said. The teenager reportedly opened fire on officers first. Read Full Article at RT.com
Fast Company
How To Manage Your Anxiety During Tough Times At Work
In some situations—a round of layoffs, a bad performance review—it’s normal to worry, as long as you can still think strategically. In some situations—a round of layoffs, a bad performance review—it’s normal to worry, as long as you can still think strategically.Of all the things…
Ars Technica
Westworld is the most promising new science fiction series of the season
Enlarge / Ed Harris is the Man in Black, a gamer who has discovered a hidden game within the immersive game of the wild west theme park Westworld. Westworld is unlike anything you’ve seen before on television, and I don’t mean that in the sense of visual effects. The series takes two familiar sci-fi…
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