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15 décembre

Boing Boing

Engadget

hack a day

  • 22:00
    If you always wished you could get closer to the hardware with the 6502 in your classic microcomputer you’re in luck, because [Drass] has created a beautiful implementation of a 6502 using TTL logic chips. What makes it special is that it sits on a very neat set of PCBs, and due to its use of 74AC series logic it can run at much higher speeds than the original. A 20 MHz 6502 would have been revolutionary in the mid-1970s. Neat reworking of what looks to be a reversed bus. Through a flying ribbon cable, it can plug directly into the 6502 socket on classic microcomputers, and the website (...) -- classic hacks, computer hacks, 6502, 74 series logic, TTL computer, ttl cpu

Mashable !

  • 11:00
    Not to be dramatic or anything, but with 57% of this year's holiday spending expected to be done online, your business (literally) can't afford to have a "meh" web presence right now. Take full advantage of this year's holiday shopping season by growing your site's traffic with the help of these online tools and services, all of which are on sale for a limited time. You can even take an extra 15% off your purchase if you enter the code MERRY15 at checkout.  1. Simvoly Site Builder Build the website of your dreams without writing a single line of code — for real! — with Simvoly, a (...) -- expected

Wired News : Top Stories

Engadget

Wired News : Top Stories

hack a day

  • 19:00
    We can tell that [Jon Howell] is our kind of guy. After updating his vintage 1985 Hewlett-Packard plotter with WiFi and the ability to load SVG files, he obviously needed to find a bunch of stuff to run off with it. Gotta justify those hacks somehow. So he doubled down and decided support a hack with another hack by writing a maze generator to keep his plotter well fed. He was kind enough to unleash his creation on an unsuspecting Internet as an open source project, and now we all can benefit from a couple of reams worth of mazes. The generator itself is written in Java, and should work (...) -- Software Hacks, java, maze, open source, plotter, printer
  • 16:00
    Just to be clear, the primary goal of the Papas Inventeurs (Inventor Dads) was to have the kids make something, have fun, and learn. In that light, they enjoyed a huge success. Four children designed, made, and sold laser-cut napkin rings from a booth at the Ottawa Maker Faire as a fun learning process (English translation, original link in French.) [pepelepoisson] documented the entire thing from beginning to end with plenty of photos. Things started at proof of concept, then design brainstorming, prototyping, manufacture, booth design, and finally sales. While adults were involved, every (...) -- Art, how-to, business, design, laser cut, Laser cutting, maker faire, manufacturing, napkin, napkin ring, prototyping, selling

Mashable !

  • 20:19
    Because 2018 continues to be a mad libs soup of WTF, HBO recently released a trailer for its upcoming Brexit movie with Benedict Cumberbatch starring as the controversial Leave campaign leader, Dominic Cummings. It's two minutes of "lol wut?" and people are taking the premium cable channel to task for it on Twitter. SEE ALSO: 'Game of Thrones' was 2018's most on-demand show, despite no new episodes Understandably, most of the ire is coming from the folks who are actually still caught up in the clusterfuck of an as-yet-unfinished Brexit. The trailer dropped at a particularly bad time, (...) -- Entertainment, Hbo, Brexit, Benedict Cumberbatch
  • 18:35
    Here I am, sitting at my work desk on a Saturday and sobbing uncontrollably. The social media savvy among you might be noticing a lot of posts mentioning a story about former NBA star Charles Barkley and his friend, Lin Wang. I'm here to tell you that you should listen to all this unasked-for advice and read that story. SEE ALSO: Steph Curry responds to 9-year-old's letter about offering his shoes in sizes for girls It's from WBUR, a Boston public radio station. Wang's daughter, Shirley, sat down and described her dad's unusual relationship with Barkley in an appearance on the (...) -- Sports, Culture, Charles Barkley, Web Culture
  • 17:17
    Lenovo Yoga C930 $1,399.99 (starting) View Product The Good Stylus lives in an always-accessible slot • Latest Intel processors • Sleek design • Robust sound The Bad A little on the heavy side • Limited ports • No dedicated graphics card The Bottom Line The Lenovo Yoga C930 is a 2-in-1 laptop with better-than-expected sound and the power to perform basic tasks, streaming, and web browsing. Mashable Score3.5 Cool Factor3.0 Learning Curve4.0 Performance4.0 Bang for the Buck3.0 Back in 2012, Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 13 turned laptops upside-down. It introduced what the company called a "multi-mode" (...) -- Reviews, Review, Lenovo, Windows 10, Ultrabook
  • 16:53
    Words still occasionally have consequences — even on Fox News. After Tucker Carlson accused immigrants of making America "dirtier" on his show Thursday night, outrage quickly nofollowed. On Friday, one of Carlson's most prominent advertisers, Pacific Life, announced that it would be pausing advertising on the show while the company "re-evaluated" its relationship with the program. SEE ALSO: 12 times Fox News goofed in 2018 Here is Tucker's original comment in full: "Nice people, no one doubts that, but as an economic matter, this is insane," Tucker said of low-skilled immigrants. "It's (...) -- Watercooler, Tucker Carlson, Culture, Movies Tv Shows
  • 16:00
    This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week As a perfect person, it's hard to imagine Michelle Obama having any doubts about herself. Hasn't she always assumed that she was brilliant, graceful, and exceptionally good at gardening? Didn't she always think that she would one day become one of the most powerful people in the world and achieve it by being ... nice? According to Obama's new memoir, Becoming, she wasn't always so confident. SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama's ‘Becoming' is the bestselling book of 2018 after just 15 (...) -- Watercooler, Michelle Obama, Letter, One Good Thing, Culture
  • 15:00
    The end of 2018 is upon us and if you didn't download any new apps, then you're missing out. I know — it's sometimes surprising that 10 years into the App Store, there are still enough fresh ideas to make it worth downloading an unfamiliar name.  But, from apps that gave us new ways to edit photos and video to games we just couldn't put down, developers still managed to find new ways to surprise and delight us in 2018. SEE ALSO: The best tech of 2018 Here's a look back at some of our favorites. We've listed the download links and prices, but as always take "free" with a grain of salt (...) -- Tech, Iphone, Android, Apps And Software, End Of Year 2018
  • 12:00
    Eight years ago, in the town of Van Buren, Missouri, newly retired resident John Pope walked six blocks and picked up 1,085 cigarette butts. The unsightly, unpleasant litter problem — as we're all acutely aware — isn't confined to Pope's quiet community in southern Missouri.  Cigarette butts have the proud distinction of being the most common form of litter on America's beaches. Some 6 trillion cigarettes are manufactured on Earth each year, and between 750 million to 1,500 million pounds of cigarette butt waste — largely made of a plastic-like material called cellulose acetate — are (...) -- Science, Psychology, Cigarettes, Litter, Anthropocene
  • 11:00
    Editor's Note: PCMag and Mashable are both owned by Ziff Davis. Working out is great and all, but come December it's hard to find the inspiration. Those inevitable days of stress, plus cold weather, plus the fact that it gets dark at 4:30 make this time of year the hardest to stay motivated. Meet the Garmin Vívoactive 3 Smartwatch: The wrist candy that will push you to be at your best 24/7. Even better? It's on sale. With this exclusive deal from the PCMag Shop, you can save $110.99 and grab it for just $189. Normally retailing for $299.99, the PCMag Shop has had the watch on sale for (...) -- Smartwatch, Fitness Trackers, Garmin, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Solo
  • 11:00
    Forget fruitcake and distant relatives' awkward questions about your relationship status — the worst part of the holidays is traveling, hands down. Unfortunately, we can't do anything about that pungent log of dried cherries and nuts on the dessert table, nor can we prevent your Aunt Ruby from asking why you're still single. (Why are you still single, anyway?) We can, however, offer you some sweet deals on items that'll make your trip home far more bearable. Below, we've rounded up the deets on seven travel and packing tools that just went on sale in the Mashable Shop — and don't forget (...) -- Travel, Luggage, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Stackcommerce, Lifestyle
  • 08:00
    You know those wonderful butterflies that invade your body when you meet someone new? Everyone deserves those, especially at Christmas.  Rather than make a potentially ill-judged move on a colleague at the Christmas party or hope for the best by spending time in packed bars this December, you could just sign up with eharmony. eharmony takes the time to properly get to know you to discover what is really important in your life, meaning you should hopefully meet with people that you have a genuine connection with. With over 35 years of experience in dating, eharmony is a safe pair of hands (...) -- Dating Apps, Dating And Relationships, Eharmony, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Solo
  • 18:56
    Move over, Lil' Sebastian. There's a new viral horse in town: Tango. Twitter user ⓐmckellogs recently started sharing photos of her horse Tango. As someone who identifies as "not a horse girl," I was skeptical until this particular Tango thread pulled me in. That's the Tango magic. SEE ALSO: The best TV episodes of 2018 ⓐmckellogs told Mashable that her family adopted Tango and his mother, Lulu, after their owners could no longer afford them. Tango has since grown up largely independently, rarely socializing with other horses. As result he's become something of an ... individual. (...) -- Watercooler, Animals, Horses, Culture

TechCrunch

Programmable Web

TechCrunch

  • 18:58
    On the heels of a dire government report published last month about climate change and its devastating impacts, many cities and states are scrambling to find ways to curb the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten their air quality, not to mention their economies. As is often the case, California is leading the charge, yesterday becoming the first state to mandate that mass transit agencies purchase fully electric buses only beginning in 2029, and that public transit routes be populated by electric buses alone by 2040. The new rule will is expected to require the production and purchase (...) -- voted to become, signed a bill
  • 18:00
    For three years, Tony Hawk has been conspicuously absent from the video store shelves. For most game developers, that’s little more than a blip between titles. When your name and face are attached to 16 titles in 15 years, however, everyone starts to notice when you’re gone. “It’s usually the first topic of discussion with me,” Hawk laughs. The first, that is, once the world’s most famous skateboarder’s identity has been firmly established. That question was finally answered this week with the arrival of Skate Jam, the first of Hawk’s titles created exclusively for a mobile platform. The game (...) -- Apps, Gaming, tony hawk

Daring Fireball

  • 02:14
    [Sponsor] Outlier - Daring Fireball Department of Commerce Daring Fireball
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TechCrunch

  • 16:19
    Yesterday afternoon, Somali-American workers marched outside of Amazon’s Shakopee, Minnesota fulfillment center, chanting “hear our voice.” Estimates of the exact number of marches vary from source to source, but The Minneapolis Star Tribune puts it at around 100. It’s a fairly familiar refrain for the company, after years of reports about questionable working conditions. Some of that came to a head earlier this year when pressure from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders led the company to adopt a $15 minimum wage for warehouse workers. The protesters cited unfair working conditions and the (...) -- Policy, Amazon, protest

Scripting News

  • 17:56
    I was looking through an old backup disk and came across a few audio clips from movies I had recorded. I thought maybe it'd be fun to make them podcasts. So here's the first, Neo meets the Oracle in The Matrix. My favorite line is when the Oracle says "I can see why she likes you," and what nofollows. Sorry the volume is a bit low. -- neoMeetsTheOracle.mp3

Engadget

Scripting News

  • 17:13
    Okay I'm going to reveal a little about the new feature. You can get a glimpse of the output by watching #scriptingnews on Twitter. And an upfront caveat, I don't know the final configuration of this feature. I'm just trying ideas out right now. You may see features here that are never released.
  • 15:33
    A new feature is in the works for Scripting News readers. I'm already using it, smoothing off rough edges, thinking about how I want to present it. As far as I know it's a feature that has not been part of a blog yet.
  • 15:33
    Podcasts do keep getting better.

Techmeme

Boing Boing

Wired News : Top Stories

hack a day

  • 13:00
    PC gamers have the benefit of the mouse and keyboard, which are highly flexible when it comes to input devices for gaming. What’s more, the freedom of the platform means that it’s easy to whip up whatever mad controller you can dream of to best suit the games you’re playing. Enter [Tom Tilley] with the aptly-named Hipster Game Controller. Yes, this is a controller made out of a coffee grinder. The hand-crank setup makes it perfect for imitating the game board in that puzzle classic, Bust-A-Move. [Tom] interfaces the controller in a perfectly hacky way – the scroll wheel from a mouse is (...) -- Games, bust-a-move, coffee, coffee grinder

Engadget

hack a day

  • 10:00
    Being a top athlete in this modern age is a full-time job. No longer do athletes simply practice at their nominated sport of choice. They undergo strength training, full nutritional programs, cardio, and even reflex training. Reflex training involves a series of nodes that an athlete must identify when lit up, and touch them to switch them off. By triggering them in a fast sequence, the athlete must work hard to both identify the lit node and then move to switch it off. TrainerLights is just such a system, built around the NodeMCU platform. The system consists of a minimum of four (...) -- classic hacks, excercise, exercise, led, NodeMCU, reflex trainer, reflex training
  • 07:00
    For professional-level sound recording, you’ll need professional-level equipment. Microphones and mixing gear are the obvious necessities, as well as a good computer with the right software on it. But once you have those things covered, you’ll also need a place to record. Without a good acoustic space, you’ll have all kinds of reflections and artefacts in your sound recordings, and if you can’t rent a studio you can always build your anechoic chamber. While it is possible to carpet the walls of a room or randomly glue egg crate foam to your walls, [Tech Ingredients] tests some homemade (...) -- how-to, absorption, acoustics, anechoic, dampening, foam, microphone, Panels, sound, speaker
  • 04:00
    Many people hear “fungus” and think of mushrooms. This is akin to hearing “trees” and thinking of apples. Fungus makes up 2% of earth’s total biomass or 10% of the non-plant biomass, and ranges from the deadly to the delicious. This lecture by [Justin Atkin] of [The Thought Emporium] is slightly shorter than a college class period but is like a whole semester’s worth of tidbits, and the lab section is about growing something (potentially) edible rather than a mere demonstration. The video can also be found below the break. Let’s start with the lab where we learn to grow fungus in a mason jar on (...) -- chemistry hacks, how-to, biology, fungi, fungus, inoculation, lecture, mushroom, mycelium, shiitake, workshop

Seth’s Blog

  • 10:44
    The boss in a factory relies on compliance. More compliance leads to more profits. Do what you’re told, faster and cheaper, repeat. This is the history of the twentieth century. The studio, on the other hand, is about initiative. Creativity, sure, but mostly the initiative to make a new thing, a better thing, a process that leads to better. It’s peer to peer. The hierarchy is mostly gone, because the tasks can be outsourced. So all that’s left is leadership. Initiative plus responsibility. Authority is far less important, as are the traditional measures of productivity. You can tell a (...) -- Uncategorized

TechCrunch

  • 01:36
    After gaming chat app startup Discord announced in August that they were building out a games store, today, they’ve detailed that they’ll be pursuing a very competitive 90/10 revenue split for self-published titles in 2019. In addition, the company revealed that they now have 200 million active users on their chat app, up from 130 million users in May. The announcement nofollows a storefront launch from Epic Games last week with an 88/12 revenue split. Valve’s Steam store had typically offered a constant 70/30 revenue split for all developers regardless of the revenues they were pulling in. (...) -- Gaming, discord, epic games, Valve

Engadget

Daring Fireball

  • 01:21
    Zac Hall, writing for 9to5Mac: Apple Music support on Amazon Echo speakers is starting to roll out in the United States through the Alexa app on iOS and Android a few days ahead of schedule. You can now connect your Apple Music account with Echo speakers through the Alexa app and use Apple’s music streaming service with Alexa voice control. Once you connect your Apple Music account to Alexa, you can set the music service as your default music library source and default music station source. This lets you request music from Apple Music without telling Alexa which service to use each time. (...)

NYT > Circuits

Techmeme

MobileCrunch

  • 00:03
    Propel, maker of the Fresh EBT app for managing food stamps and other benefits, announced today that it has raised $12.8 million in Series A funding. Fresh EBT (the EBT stands for the Electronics Transfer Benefit card, which is how food stamp participants receive their benefits) allows users to check their food stamp/SNAP balance and find stores that accept food stamps. Users can also track their spending. The app is free for consumers and government agencies — the company makes money through digital coupons and a job board. Propel says Fresh EBT is now used by more than 1.5 million (...) -- Apps, Funding, Mobile, Startups, nyca partners, propel

Techmeme

BetaNews.Com

  • 00:59
    Sony is no stranger to limited edition consoles. The company has released countless versions of its PlayStation devices over the years with special colors and designs. For instance, earlier this year, the company released a really cool Spider-Man PS4 Pro. Today, Sony announces yet another limited edition PlayStation bundle, this time a PS4 Pro featuring artwork inspired by the upcoming Square Enix game Kingdom Hearts III. Even if you aren't a fan of the Kingdom Hearts franchise, it must be admitted that the designs of both the console and included controller are quite beautiful. ALSO (...) -- [Continue Reading]

Boing Boing

  • 05:53
    Topping the Electronic Frontier Foundation's don't-buy for Christmas list: Facebook's Portal in-home spycams, nofollowed closely by Alexa/Google Home and other "home hubs"; Verizon's "AppFlash" spyware-equipped phones; and even the Elf on the Shelf gets a look in (normalizes surveillance!). There are many, many more products that we could talk about here: smart toys, baby monitors, fitness trackers and more. Overall, there are a few things to think about when you’re looking at buying a smart gift but trying to balance privacy. Consider carefully what features a product has, and what that (...) -- Post, alexa, appflash, creepy, eff, elf on the shelf, google home, surveillance capitalism, verizon, zuboff

Wired News : Top Stories

Engadget

Cool Tools

TechCrunch

  • 00:35
    Facebook is restructuring its experimental hardware efforts and giving its moonshot projects a home within its AR/VR research division. The restructuring, reported by Business Insider (paywalled), didn’t result in any layoffs but did see some shifts of teams as the old Building 8 group rebranded to Portal and some projects moved to the former Oculus Research group (now, Facebook Reality Lab). A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the reorganization to Business Insider. TechCrunch has reached out to Facebook for further comment. This is misleading. We renamed the Building 8 team Portal after (...) -- Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Facebook, Facebook Reality Labs, portal
  • 01:12
    Apple has signed a deal with DHX Media that will see the Canadian broadcaster producing new shows, specials and short films about Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang. That includes exclusive short-form content for Apple starring astronaut Snoopy, aimed at getting kids excited about STEM. Peanuts was created by Charles Schulz, who wrote and illustrated the popular comic strip for five decades, starting in 1950. The characters moved to television in the 1960s with “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” which was nofollowed by a long list of specials. And they recently returned to the (...) -- Entertainment, Media, Apple, peanuts
  • 00:03
    Propel, maker of the Fresh EBT app for managing food stamps and other benefits, announced today that it has raised $12.8 million in Series A funding. Fresh EBT (the EBT stands for the Electronics Transfer Benefit card, which is how food stamp participants receive their benefits) allows users to check their food stamp/SNAP balance and find stores that accept food stamps. Users can also track their spending. The app is free for consumers and government agencies — the company makes money through digital coupons and a job board. Propel says Fresh EBT is now used by more than 1.5 million (...) -- Apps, Funding, Mobile, Startups, nyca partners, propel

14 décembre

Boing Boing

Mashable !

  • 19:03
    BigRep's NOWlab built an electric motorcycle that, excluding the electrical components, consists purely of 3D-printed parts. The e-bike, NERA, was designed by Marco Mattia Cristofori and Maximilian Sedlak and NOWlab's co-founder, Daniel Büning, directed the project. As Mashable has previously reported, NERA is not for sale, but it is a use case that highlights what can be achieved using BigRep's large-scale 3D printers and demonstrates the current state-of-the-art in additive manufacturing. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Electric Vehicles, Motorbike, Motorcycle, and Electric (...) -- Mashable Video, Electric Vehicles, Motorbike, Motorcycle, Electric Bike
  • 18:14
    It's a Friday, people, which means there's more bad news from Facebook. Facebook disclosed a data breach on Friday that affected 6.8 million users. The trouble once again came from the connectivity of third party apps. Facebook says it is "sorry this happened." SEE ALSO: Facebook fined £500K for 'serious breaches' of data protection law From September 13-25 of this year, developers had access to Facebook users' photos that they never had permission to see. Typically, apps should only be able to access photos in users' timelines. But while the bug was active, apps had access to photos in (...) -- Facebook, Photos, Data Breach, Tech, Social Media Companies

Wired News : Top Stories

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