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  • 10:35
    When she wrote Frankenstein, it changed everything. A different style of writing. A different kind of writer. And the use of technology in ways that no one expected and that left a mark. Henry Ford did that. One car and one process after another, for decades. Companies wanted to be the Ford of _____. Progress makes more progress easier. Momentum builds. But Ford couldn't make the streak last. The momentum gets easier, but the risks feel bigger too. Google was like that. Changing the way we used mail and documents and the internet itself. Companies wanted to be the Google of _____. And (...)

Mashable !

  • 10:30
    Warning: this article contains images of animal abuse which some may find distressing. A small furry creature huddles close to a tree branch on the edge of the forest. Its large, globular eyes are shut (it's daytime, and so now it sleeps); its strong hands and arms hold firm even as it slumbers. SEE ALSO: Baby manatees take to the sky for rehabilitation In a deep sleep, the creature doesn't hear the rustling of approaching predators. Before it knows what's happening, it's plucked from the tree and bundled into a bag. When it is finally taken out into the blinding light of day, metal (...) -- Social Media, Slow Loris, Social Good, Social Media Companies, Animals
  • 04:03
    Spoilers for Friday's episode of Jane the Virgin To be fair, Narrator did warn us. A few episodes ago, Narrator told us that this season one of six characters (Rafael, Petra, Luisa, Alba, Anezka, or Magda) would die. It's the oldest trick in the book, after all. Well friends, Friday's episode ended with Petra discovering her evil(ish) twin sister Anezka, dead, hanging from the ceiling, and a tease from Narrator: She didn't kill herself. Gasp! SEE ALSO: Read an excerpt from 'Jane the Virgin' companion novel 'Snow Falling' — but be prepared to cry This is devastating news for those of (...) -- Jane The Virgin, The Cw, Recap, Spoilers, Entertainment
  • 03:27
    Ryan Seacrest is denying allegations of sexual harassment from a stylist who worked with the host during his time at E! News. Mashable has confirmed that E! has opened an investigation into Seacrest, nofollowing claims from an unnamed former E! News wardrobe stylist alleging that Seacrest "behaved inappropriately" toward her a decade ago. While the stylist has not yet come forward publicly, meaning that details regarding the complaint are still unknown, Seacrest released a statement preemptively addressing the accusations. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "The alleged victim is said (...) -- Sexual Harassment, E, E News, Ryan Seacrest, Entertainment
  • 03:26
    Tennis star Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian tied the knot at a private wedding ceremony at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans on Thursday. The intimate and star-studded event was apparently Beauty and the Beast themed, with major names like Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian West, and Anna Wintour in attendance.  Williams shared a personal moment to her Instagram account on Friday, which shows her sitting alone in her wedding dress. Look again, folks, that is not a white couch, that's her dress. SEE ALSO: Serena Williams wrote a wonderful letter to her mother (...) -- Pics, Celebrities, Wedding, Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian
  • 03:18
    "Girls" creator Lena Dunham and her co-producer and writer Jenni Konner have defended a writer from the HBO show who was accused of raping a 17-year-old actress. He was 35 at the time of the alleged assault.  The allegations against writer Murray Miller, now 40, were reported Friday by The Wrap. Actress Aurora Perrineau, currently 23, filed a police report earlier this year claiming he raped her in 2012 after a drunken night out. Dunham and Konner sent a statement late Friday to The Hollywood Reporter, essentially calling Perrineau a liar.  "While our first instinct is to listen to every (...) -- Sexual Assault, Rape, Girls, Lena Dunham, Consent
  • 03:06
    There are three reasons why Apple's AirPods are considered the best true wireless earbuds you can buy: They're small, pair really easily to iOS devices, and only cost $159. Everyone from Samsung to Jaybird to Bose have their own alternatives, but they cost even more. $159 for AirPods is a great price, but Crazy Baby, the company behind that crazy Mars levitating Bluetooth speaker, thinks it can offer even better sound for an even lower $99. SEE ALSO: Google Pixel Buds review: They're great... if you own a Pixel phone You may not have heard about Crazy Baby, but they've actually got (...) -- Audio, Wireless Earbuds, Indie Gogo, Crazy Baby, Tech
  • 01:09
    Because nothing says legitimacy like a 30-second informercial, everyone's favorite racist grandpa has taken to Fox News to push the latest retirement-savings proposal to 68-year-olds across this great nation. And just what is it that Ron Paul is pushing, exactly? Why that would be Bitcoin. That's right, the former congressman is shilling for Bitcoin on Fox News. But not just any old cryptocurrency will do for the man terrified of the Federal Reserve. Nope, Paul wants you to put your hard-earned bucks into a "Bitcoin IRA." SEE ALSO: This $4 billion Bitcoin laundering scheme reads like a (...) -- Bitcoin, Fox News, Cryptocurrency, Ron Paul, Tech
  • 01:04
    Out of all the celebrities, Shaq may be the most willing to put himself into ridiculous situations for sweet, sweet content. The very tall and bald former basketball superstar  took a hit on "NBA on TNT" on Thursday, and by hit we mean someone threw a raw turkey at his head. SEE ALSO: Shaq tripped, fell, lost a shoe and broke part of a TV set Put that on a DVD, Underdog! #InsidetheNBA pic.twitter.com/Kc8EYdoyiA — NBA on TNT (ⓐNBAonTNT) November 17, 2017 Either giblets or stuffing flew out of the bird when contact was made, though we would like to use this opportunity to remind (...) -- Turkey, Viral Videos, Shaq, Culture, Animals
  • 00:49
    Tesla finally unveiled its heavy-duty, all-electric Semi truck, and we're impressed. The big rig is the sum of all of the automaker's work in one massive package, featuring design cues from its other vehicles and even borrowing their parts, like the Model 3 motors that power each of its "super single" wheels. Musk claims the Semi will also offer truckers BAMF acceleration and performance specs, up to 500 miles of range per charge, and a cheaper cost to operate than standard diesel trucks.    The Semi certainly looks the part of the next big thing for the trucking industry — but there's (...) -- Tesla, Tesla Motors, Tesla Semi, Tech, Elon Musk
  • 00:46
    A huge study out of Sweden provides some major fodder for your "pro" column about getting a dog.  Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden found that dog owners have better cardiovascular health compared to those without pooches — and live longer. SEE ALSO: This fancy pop-up sushi bar for dogs proves we're now subservient to our pets The research published Friday in the Scientific Reports journal looked at benefits of dog ownership and found the friendly pets may help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, other health problems, and  even death.  Even more telling was the reduced (...) -- Science, Health, Dogs, Death, Studies
  • 00:33
    Read more... "player":"description":"The Roadster rides again.","image":"https://i.amz.mshcdn.com/ZA3Yh7EI0Frw0O-UGYA5AI5EEUY=/https%3A%2F%2Fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2Fcms%2F2017%2F11%2F57c29497-e52b-1279%2Fthumb%2F00001.jpg","mediaid":"yanmXEP0K9","preload":false,"title":"Tesla unveils all new Roadster ","sources":["file":"https://vdist.aws.mashable.com/cms/2017/11/57c29497-e52b-1279/hls.m3u8","file":"https://vdist.aws.mashable.com/cms/2017/11/57c29497-e52b-1279/dash.mpd","file":"https://vdist.aws.mashable.com/cms/2017/11/57c29497-e52b-1279/mp4/1080.mp4","file":"https://vdist.aws.mashable.com/c -- Tesla, Automobiles, Tesla Motors, Tesla Model S, Dodge Demon
  • 00:26
    A country singer whose name no one needs to know has released a song about the NFL #TakeAKnee protests. It's called "Take A Knee, My Ass (I Won't Take a Knee)."  SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests are about police violence, not the military or the Constitution New country music song titled “Take a Knee, My Ass (I Won't Take a Knee)” takes aim at those who kneel during the National Anthemhttps://t.co/iMdT3L5fxx pic.twitter.com/LfiYjFyKUW — NBC4 Columbus (ⓐnbc4i) November 17, 2017 The singer expresses how he just can't understand why anyone would have any problems with the Land of the Free, and (...) -- Colin Kaepernick, Takeaknee, Nfl Protests, Culture, Sports
  • 00:07
    The German government isn't just banning some children's smartwatches — its telling people to "destroy" the gadgets already circulating around the country. On Friday, Germany's telecom regulator the Federal Network Agency announced that a number of these devices, designed for ages 5 to 12, can allow someone to remotely tap into the watch's microphone and clandestinely spy from remote locations (just like a wiretap). The regulator isn't just concerned about the potential of people spying on children — it's concerned the devices can be used to spy on anyone. SEE ALSO: People think Facebook (...) -- Tech, Cybersecurity, Germany, Smartwatches, Spying

Cool Tools

  • 09:59
    Have you ever held screws or nails in your mouth as a way to keep them nearby while working on a project? This week for my tool review I’m going to show you a better solution. This is the MagnoGrip, it’s a $14 magnetic wristband available on Amazon. I found it on the Cool Tools blog. And if you pick one up using the link in the description you help to support my videos and the Cool Tools Blog. This is a low-tech but useful tool. It just velcros around your wrist and includes embedded magnets to hold whatever odds and ends you need to have handy. The magnets aren’t super strong, but just (...) -- Videos
  • 09:59
    As a DIY’er, Rust Buster one of my favorite products because it REALLY works. I came across it by accident at a small tractor supply store in southern Missouri. The product typically works instantly, but on heavy duty applications, I like to apply a little (or a lot) on a rusted or frozen bolt or car part, tap the part lightly to aid penetration, and wait. After a few minutes, rusted bolts, screws, shafts, piping, any types of “frozen” connections and assemblies will now break lose. I have tried a variety of other loosening products, but they tend to use heavier oils that don’t penetrate as (...) -- Materials, ct3print

hack a day

  • 10:00
    The secret of cold-brew coffee is out. Department stores are selling gimmicks to make it at home or you can make it with a mason jar in good old-fashioned DIY style. This method is for the on-the-go hacker who may not have even the most spartan of equipment to brew a cold cup of Joe. Many hotel rooms are outfitted with a cheap percolating coffee machine and proprietary pods. The pods are just a sachet of filter paper with ground coffee inside. Leave that percolating fire hazard unplugged and brew those pods overnight in a glass of water. In eight hours, you have a cup of rocket fuel. (...) --

Mashable !

  • 04:29
    The Leonids meteor shower has been active for the past two weeks and this weekend the cosmic debris show is hitting its peak.  Leonids, named for the constellation Leo where the shower appears to originate from, started earlier this month and should give something of a show over the next few days. It's true peak appeared to be Friday morning — early. It will continue until the beginning of December. SEE ALSO: The moon will have close encounters with two star clusters this week Already some impressive displays have lit up the night sky. This particular meteor shower occurs when crossing (...) -- Space, Science, Astronomy, Meteors, Meteor Shower

hack a day

  • 07:00
    [Kite] has been making custom PCBs for GameBoys for a long time. Long enough, in fact, that other people have used his work to build even more feature-rich GameBoy platforms. Unfortunately some of their work had stagnated, so [Kite] picked it up and completed a new project: a GameBoy that uses a Raspberry Pi running on his upgraded GameBoy PCB. At its core the build uses a Raspberry Pi 3, but one that has been shrunk down to the shape of a memory module, known as the Compute Module 3. (We featured the original build by [inches] before, but [Kite] has taken it over since then.) The (...) --
  • 04:00
    LED technology has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years, with what was once considered unachievable being common place now. Two of the main parameters of interest, total input power and conversion efficiency have been steadily increasing over the years. An efficacy of 120 lumens/watt is fairly common nowadays, and it may not be improbable to expect double this figure in the near future. Input power ratings have also steadily increased, with single LED units capable of 100 W or more becoming common. But the Chinese manufacturer Yuji seems to have hit the ball out of the park by (...) --

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  • 04:03
    When people say someone is tone-deaf, clueless, doesn't get it -- someone's mind is closed, one point of view is dominating others.

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17 novembre

Mashable !

  • 23:44
    Walking a cat on a leash will get you some looks. Walking a leopard will probably prompt a phone call to the police.  Neighbors are reportedly upset after a man, referred to only as Aleksandr, was spotted walking his pet leopard outside his apartment building in Nizhny Novgorod — a city located in Russia, of course. Directly outside the building is a playground, which the man apparently takes no effort in avoiding. The leopard was spotted on security footage walking with the man outside his apartment, and actually seemed pretty tame.  According to local outlet Kstati News, the man sees no (...) -- Animals, Russia, Viral Videos, Leopard, Cts
  • 23:41
    You know squiggle eyebrows, faux freckles, and nose hair extensions, neon eyeliner, wet hair, glitter roots, and lollipop lips did we mention? But do you know the most difficult trend of all?  Makeup experts have now raised the bar on beauty trends, just in time for the holiday season. Apparently, candy canes aren't just for hanging on trees or stuffing into stockings. They're also inspiration for your eyelids.  SEE ALSO: If you're into eyes that are dripping blood, consider this eyeliner trend This liner trend is the ultimate holiday makeup inspo: https://t.co/c6GU03M9Ju (...) -- Watercooler, Beauty, Holiday, Culture, Makeup
  • 23:30
    Sleep paralysis is a pretty frightening yet common event affecting 7.6% of the general population, 28.3% of students, and 31.9% of psychiatric patients at least once in their life.  A lot of people say it feels like you're half awake but you're unable to speak or move, which makes you super frustrated and scared. Also, since you're half awake, you may still have residual dream-like imagery happening all around you, adding to the fear. Read more...More about Science, Health, Mashable Video, Bed, and (...) -- Science, Health, Mashable Video, Bed, Sleep
  • 23:20
    Instagram user Jessica Edwards caught pizza rat's health-conscious cousin in the act of carrying an avocado around the NYC subway. Read more...More about Instagram, Mashable Video, New York City, Avocado, and Pizza Rat -- Instagram, Mashable Video, New York City, Avocado, Pizza Rat
  • 23:18
    Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. We love robot vacuums. They're helpful, kinda adorable, and the exact right amount of intelligence we want our devices to have. Plus, you can give it a fun name. SEE ALSO: Here's how to get one of those Star Wars vacuums if you don't want to shell out $800 up front Roomba was one of the first to the Smart Home trend. Before Amazon got Alexa into every room of your house, you could still get a robot to do your chores. If you still haven't grabbed one of the OG Internet of Things (...) -- Internet Of Things, Roomba, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Mashable Shopping
  • 23:15
    Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's newest Roadster and the car is quite impressive. Musk says it's the quickest car in the world, going from 0-60 in less than 2 seconds. Read more...More about Technology, Mashable Video, Tesla, Elon Musk, and Elon Musk -- Technology, Mashable Video, Tesla, Elon Musk
  • 23:14
    Let's talk about those colleagues. Do you know the type I'm talking about? The ones who have a knack for climbing up on their high horses while making you feel oh-so-small and unimportant? Nobody likes that condescending team member. But, take a minute to think about this: What if you're coming off as that patronizing person in your office? Even worse, what if—gasp!—you don't even realize you're doing it? I'm not big into scare tactics, but here's the reality: We're all only human, which means it's easy to slide into some arrogant and superior habits every now and then. SEE ALSO: The (...) -- Workplace, Office Life, Business, Work Life
  • 23:12
    Is hardware really that hard? OnePlus pointed to the borderline-cliché catchphrase, "Hardware is hard" at its event on Thursday to launch its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5T. But the company's own product release schedule appears to belie the saying, with the 5T coming a mere five months after its predecessor, the OnePlus 5. However, if you look at OnePlus' ambitious launch timeline and conclude the opposite — that hardware is easy — you'd be jumping to the wrong conclusion. The China-based company has simply gotten really good at leveraging its natural advantages (for (...) -- Android, Oneplus, Oneplus 5t, Tech, Smartphones
  • 23:10
    Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Nordstrom's Black Friday deals never disappoint, and this year their price drops on prestige brands are sure to induce some heavy breathing. Check out some of the threads you'll be able to find on sale below. SEE ALSO: Black Friday 2017 deals on clothes and shoes from Nordstrom, ASOS, Target, J.Crew, and more Nordstrom is known for being the melting pot of brands for any and every style: whether you're chic, athletic, business, grunge, or a little bit of everything, a trip to (...) -- Sales, Fall, Adidas, Gift Ideas, Calvin Klein
  • 23:08
    Facebook is working to figure out how to show its users more stuff, especially stuff related to their interests from places that they might not nofollow.  This is how I stumbled upon the best Facebook page ever: https://www.facebook.com/look/goat OK, that's not technically trueMoshe Isaacian, a friend of one of our reporters, showed it to us, but it is now my favorite page. I love goats, and I love that Facebook might finally be figuring out a way to show me stuff I like as opposed to, you know, Russian propaganda. The goat page appears to be part of a larger test of a new type of tag on (...) -- Facebook, Goats, Business, Big Tech Companies
  • 22:42
    Chance the Rapper visited The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday to discuss his upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live and it involved a surprising collaboration.   While donning his iconic "3" baseball cap, Chance explained that he wrote five different sketches for his first hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. Chance made four previous appearances on the show as a musical guest. Chance also explained that Donald Glover, one of his frequent musical collaborators, helped him work on some of the sketch ideas that got approved for the show.  He talked about his recent tweet (...) -- Saturday Night Live, Snl, Drake, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Fallon
  • 22:40
    The internet can be a disturbing, sad place. It takes a special kind of hero to remind us that its darkest corners can also be filled with joy. That hero is ⓐdril, an embodiment of so-called "weird Twitter" who has — like some kind of joke-slinging caped crusader — remained an anonymous beacon of shining light.  Anonymous until yesterday, that is. That's right, someone went ahead and doxxed him, and the internet is really bummed about it.  SEE ALSO: The 21 Weirdest Twitter Accounts While we won't reveal his name here, it turns out someone posted dril's alleged identity to Tumblr, and the (...) -- Twitter, Humor, Social Media, Weird Twitter, Tech
  • 22:33
    Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Ears are like fingerprints: no two are exactly the same. It's a perennial problem with earbuds—they never fit your ears quite right so they either fall out while you're running around or they start to hurt after wearing them for an extended period of time. Sometimes it's both if you buy those $5 ones in the CVS checkout line. Even high-quality, expensive earbuds seem to operate on a one-size-fits-all mentality. *cough AirPods cough* SEE ALSO: Now that you have your shiny new iPhone X, (...) -- Iphone, Wireless, Earbuds, Bluetooth, Airpods
  • 22:12
    Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. We all love Cards Against Humanity, but by the 10th round the humor kinda wears off. There are only so many combinations of irreverent words and phrases to choose from and it's more about drawing the funniest cards than making good jokes yourself. SEE ALSO: The creators of Exploding Kittens are back, and now they're fighting babies Humans Being combines the best aspects of Cards Against Humanity, Charades, and Whose Line Is It Anyway? by letting you be silly with your friends for (...) -- Cards Against Humanity, Humans Being
  • 22:08
    He unveiled the Roadster 2 and the Semi Truck — but he made some over-the-top promises. This isn't the first time he's done this. Remember the Tesla Model 3 production, Gigafactory, and Falcon Heavy launch? Let's just hope he's finally worked out the kinks. Read more...More about Space, Mashable Video, Tesla, Electric, and Elon Musk -- Space, Mashable Video, Tesla, Electric, Elon Musk
  • 21:59
    Philadelphians are fueled by three things: brotherly love, the certainty that whatever year it is currently is going to be the Eagles' year, and a deep passion for cheesesteaks. One local resident loved Philly cheesesteaks so deeply that he asked his family to bury him with them. SEE ALSO: The battle of the spaghetti burritos is not for weak stomachs Before Richard Lussi, 76, passed away on Oct. 10 from heart complications, he would frequently joke about being buried with something to eat in the afterlife. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lussi told his son John and grandson (...) -- Food, Philadelphia, Odd, Cheesesteak, Philly Cheesesteaks

MacRumors

  • 19:16
    Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2 update to developers, four days after releasing the third iOS 11.2 beta, more than two weeks after releasing the first major iOS 11 update, iOS 11.1, and one day after the iOS 11.1.2 update. Registered developers can download the new iOS 11.2 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center. iOS 11.2 introduces Apple Pay Cash, Apple's new peer-to-peer payments service. Apple Pay Cash works through the Messages app and is designed to allow for (...) -- iOS 11
  • 17:19
    Apple today announced it has delayed the release of the HomePod until early 2018. The speaker was originally set to launch in December. In a statement provided to MacRumors and other media outlets, Apple said it needs "a little more time" before the HomePod is ready.We can't wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple's breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it's ready for our customers. We'll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018.Apple's definition of "early" in a year is generally January through April. Apple did not provide (...) -- HomePod

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Google Blog

  • 23:45
    Nine months ago, 37 newsrooms worked together to combat misinformation in the run-up to the French Presidential election. Organized by First Draft, and supported by the Google News Lab, CrossCheck launched a virtual newsroom, where fact-checkers collaborated to verify disputed online content and share fact-checked information back to the public. The initiative was a part of the News Lab’s broader effort to help journalists curb the spread of misinformation during important cultural and political moments. With a recent study finding that nearly 25% of all news stories about the French (...) -- Journalism & News,
  • 23:40
    With the season for giving right around the corner, we’re excited to kick off the Fi it Forward referral challenge. The challenge is rolling out today starting on desktop. Like our last referral challenge, participants will earn prizes for the referrals they make throughout the challenge. In the Fi it Forward challenge, you can win up to two hardware gifts when you refer friends to Project Fi: a Google Chromecast and the new Android One moto x4. But we’re most excited about our opportunity to pay it forward with our third gift. At the end of the challenge, Project Fi will donate $50,000 to (...) -- Project Fi,
  • 22:00
    Shadows don’t always have to be scary—they can be downright magical. This week, #teampixel is sharing everything from a solitary lemon’s shadow to palm trees silhouetted against a vivid sky in Venice, CA. Come chase shadows with us and see what you find. If you’d like to be featured on ⓐgoogle and The Keyword, tag your Pixel photos with #teampixel and you might see yourself next. Pixel_1116_.jpg Left: james_4388 - palm tree silhouettes in Venice, CA. Right: Lkkben - shadowing a game in Singapore Pixel_1116_2.jpg davidhorneman - caught in a sea of lights Pixel_1116_3.jpg Left: prokopakis_ - (...) -- Pixel,
  • 21:00
  • 20:00
    Earlier this year, 3D modeler Jarlan Perez joined the Blocks team for a two-week sprint. The goal of his time with the team was to create a fully immersive virtual reality game in just two weeks using Blocks and Unreal Engine, two tools that have significantly influenced his process as a modeler and game enthusiast. The result was “Blocks Isle,” the first level of a game that takes you on a journey to find your long lost friend in a sci-fi land of wonder. To win, you must solve a puzzle using hidden clues and interactions throughout the experience. You start out on a strange desert island. (...) -- Google AR and VR,
  • 19:55
    Turkey, “Titanic” and the pope’s new ride were on our minds this week. Here are a few of the week’s top search trends, with data from the Google News Lab.Almost time for turkey As people in the U.S. prepare to gather around the table for Thanksgiving next week, our Thanksgiving insights page has all the trends. Pumpkin pie dominates searches in the U.S., but pecan pie is more popular in the southeast and apple pie is the state favorite in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. A smoked turkey is popular in most states, though some contend it should be roasted, fried or grilled. And Friendsgiving (...) -- Trends, Search,

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hack a day

  • 22:01
    With every advance in robotics, we get closer to being able to order stuff from Amazon and have no human being participate in its delivery. Key step in this dream: warehouse robots, smart forklifts able to control and inventory and entire warehouse full of pallets, without the meat community getting involved. [Thomas Risager] designed just such a system as part of his Masters Thesis in Software Engineering. It consists of five LEGO Mindstorms robots working in concert (video embedded below), linked via WiFi to a central laptop. Mindstorms’ native OS doesn’t support WiFi (!!!) so he (...) --
  • 22:00
    [BasilFX] wanted to shoehorn custom firmware onto his IKEA Trådfri light bulb. The product consists of a GU10-size light bulb with a LED driver as well as IKEA’s custom ZigBee module controlling it all. A diffuser, enclosure shell, and Edison-screw base give the whole thing the same form factor as a standard A-series bulb. The Trådfri module, which ties together IKEA’s home automation products, consists of an ARM Cortex M4 MCU with integrated 2.4Ghz radio and 256 Kb of flash — not bad for 7 euros! Coincidentally, [BasilFX] had just contributed EFM32 support to RIOT-OS (“the friendly OS for IoT”) (...) --
  • 20:30
    Frankly, we let out a yelp of despair when we read this in the tip line “Antique Grandfather clock with Arduino insides“! But before you too roll your eyes, groan, or post snark, do check out [David Henshaw]’s amazing blog post on how he spent almost eight months working on the conversion. Before you jump to any conclusions about his credentials, we must point out that [David] is an ace hacker who has been building electronic clocks for a long time. In this project, he takes the antique grandfather clock from 1847, and puts inside it a new movement built from Meccano pieces, stepper motors, (...) --

MacRumors

  • 22:41
    The Visitor's Center at Apple's new Apple Park campus opened up to the public this morning, allowing Apple fans to visit the Cupertino location to check out the campus and purchase souvenirs and snacks. It features a cantilevered carbon fiber roof that was designed to look like it floats, along with staircases, stone walls, and terrazzo floors that match the aesthetic of the rest of the campus. Inside, there's a large 3D model of Apple Park that provides guests with information about the campus through an augmented reality experience provided through dedicated iPads. A store area offers (...) -- Apple Park
  • 17:18
    Apple's next-generation iPhone models released in 2018 will feature Intel's XMM 7560 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon X20 modems, enabling faster LTE transmission speeds, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Image: KGI Securities Kuo highlighted that both new chips support 4x4 MIMO technology, compared to only 2x2 MIMO in the latest iPhone models, which leads him to believe LTE transmission speeds will increase significantly in 2018 iPhones. In his latest research note, obtained by MacRumors, Kuo predicted Intel will supply Apple with 70 to 80 percent or more of the baseband (...) -- KGI Securities, Ming-Chi Kuo








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