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22 janvier

TechCrunch

Boing Boing

  • 13:22
    Bioware's 2011 game Mass Effect 2 features Jack, a woman who hints at pansexual relationships but will only romance the player if they're playing a man. It's because they removed the option in fear of a conservative media backlash. [thegamer.com] Here's the game's writer Brian Kindregan, interviewed by Cian Maher: "Mass Effect had been pretty heavily and really unfairly criticized in the US by Fox News, which at the time… maybe more people in the world thought that there was a connection between reality and what gets discussed on Fox News," Kindregan continues. — Read the (...) --
  • 13:03
    In December, Neil Young released this song, "Light a Candle," from his latest record, Fork in the Road. The album is a road/traveling concept album. The idea of a fork in the road and the lyrics for "Light a Candle" seem clear. — Read the rest --
  • 13:02
    A real-life example leads to questions on education, labor, and economic worth. Aaron Ansuini made a surprising discovery with all kinds of implications. HI EXCUSE ME, I just found out the the prof for this online course I'm taking *died in 2019* and he's technically still giving classes since he's *literally my prof for this course* and I'm learning from lectures recorded before his passing ……….it's — Read the rest --
  • 13:00
    I am in the process of editing an awesome book on Grimdark (of the Warhammer 40,000 persuasion). For those who may not be aware, grimdark is any form of extremely dark, Gothic, and horror-inspired gaming. The term is derived from the Warhammer 40,000 tagline: "In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war." — Read the rest --

Techmeme

Mashable !

  • 13:34
    In case you were wondering, the answer is yes: Bernie Sanders has seen your many Inauguration Day memes. During his appearance on Late Night on Thursday, the memes — which stemmed from a photo of the senator sitting huddled in a pair of chunky brown mittens, and progressed to inevitable photoshops of him spliced into everything from paintings to album covers — were pretty much the first thing that host Seth Meyers asked about. Sanders' response? "I was just sitting there trying to keep warm." Perfect. He also chuckled when Meyers showed an example of him photoshopped next to the (...) -- Bernie Sanders, Seth Meyers, Entertainment, Web Culture
  • 12:00
    Camp Cretaceous Season 1 was pretty good. The animated Jurassic World series, which kicked off on Netflix last September, has a lucky group of teenagers trying out a new adventure camp on Isla Nublar before it opens up to the public. However, after the dinosaurs get loose and the campers get separated from their counselors, the gang is forced to survive while they search for a way off the island. The opening season thrived on its fun setting and just-scary-enough action, however, many of the characters felt especially geared toward a young crowd. It is a kid show, after all, so it should (...) -- Netflix, Jurassic Park, Entertainment, Movies Tv Shows, Streaming Services
  • 11:58
    The words "good evening, is this available?" will never be the same again.  TikTok viral sensation Lubalin, who's a musician and producer, has been turning internet drama into songs — but not just your average ditty, we're talking full blown bangers that you won't be able to shake from your head.  Part one turned a very strange Facebook messenger convo featuring the words "please leave me alone, we are sleeping" into a bopPart two told the story of a stolen broccoli recipe and the broken friendships that ensued. After racking up 5.9 million likes on TikTok for part one, and 6.5 million (...) -- Internet Culture, Tiktok, Culture, Talk Show, Web Culture
  • 11:30
    Looking for something to binge-watch on NOW TV? Well, you've come to the right place.  If you're trying to fill the void while waiting for new episodes of Grand Designs and The Great Pottery Throw Down (just me, then?), then why not give one of the nofollowing shows a watch on NOW TV? For TV fiends in the UK, it's one of the streaming sites where you can watch Sky Originals if you don't have Sky Go, and watch all those U.S. boxsets and series from HBO and Hulu. SEE ALSO: 15 films we can't wait to see in 2021 We've picked 10 series you should watch if you've got NOW TV and need something (...) -- Tv Shows, Now Tv, Entertainment, Movies Tv Shows
  • 11:00
    “The official history of the world says that men like us have always been hidden away in secret, but then there's the real world where we've been living, together, for all this time.” In a dinner table scene, Neil Patrick Harris summarises It's A Sin in a sentence, a brand new five-part series from Channel 4 and streaming on HBO Max. Set in London amid the AIDS epidemic in the '80s, the show hinges around five friends living together over a decade, from 1981 to 1991. Written by Queer as Folk creator Russell T. Davies (also responsible for the resurrection of Doctor Who) and directed by (...) -- Hbo Max, Entertainment, Movies Tv Shows
  • 11:00
    Concerts and gigs might still be postponed until further notice, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the beauty of music from your own home.  If you (or your kids) are interested in learning to play guitar, produce tracks, or compose songs on the piano, we've got mad deals on lessons, instruments, and more to do just that. Prices are effective as of Jan. 22.  Guitar Guitar Lessons Got your first real six-string? This online guitar training from Dan Dresnok, an experienced session guitarist and guitar teacher, will get you strumming, jamming, and playing songs by ear in a handful of (...) -- Concerts, Dan Dresnok
  • 11:00
    TL;DR: Learn how to invest in Bitcoin with this cryptocurrency crash course, on sale for 92% off — just $15 — as of Jan. 22. You can't just jump into the complex cryptocurrency market blindly. It takes time and effort to understand these digital currencies — and this crypto crash course from Theo McArthur is a great place to start. McArthur, who has been working online since the mid-1990s and in trading and investing since the mid-2000s, made his first investment in cryptocurrency in 2014. Through 35 lectures and four hours' worth of content, his short, sweet video course will help you (...) -- Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Mashable Shopping, Tech, Cryptocurrency Blockchain
  • 11:00
    TL;DR: Get relevant writing help from the Lightkey Pro Text Prediction Software, on sale for 52% off. As of Jan. 22, snag a lifetime subscription for just $79.99. What if you could use predictive text anywhere? That's what Lightkey Pro Software helps you do, and once you start using it, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it. Lightkey's artificial intelligence-powered text prediction software learns your typing patterns and gradually predicts up to a dozen words, including punctuation marks, allowing you to compose emails, write up documents, and more four times faster. It also (...) -- Apps And Software, Mashable Shopping, Predictive Text, Culture, Work Life
  • 11:00
    TL;DR: Create the ultimate interstellar ambiance in your home with the Original Moon Lamp, on sale as of Jan. 22 for $48.99 — a 9% discount.  Escaping Earth doesn't sound half bad these days. But just because we can't explore outer space ourselves doesn't mean we can't bring a little bit of celestial energy into our homes. Meet the Original Moon Lamp™.  This moon replica illuminates like a full moon on your nightstand (or coffee table, countertop, or wherever else you want to display it). It's crafted by experts with eagle-eye precision using high-quality NASA satellite images. And whether (...) -- Lamp, Mashable Shopping, Culture, Work Life
  • 11:00
    Not all speakers are made the same, just like all listeners aren't the same. Some people are content with something cheap for their audio — as long as they can hear it, it's a success. And that's completely fine! You're not like that though, you're what they call an "audiophile." In other words, what comes out of your speakers needs to sound amazing, and if it's not, the whole thing is a bust. While that is also completely fine, shopping for a new speaker is going to be significantly more work for someone like yourself; there's going to be a lot more research and paying attention to the (...) -- Speakers, Mashable Shopping, Tech, Consumer Tech
  • 11:00
    TV was something of a saviour when we were all stuck indoors last year, and — with coronavirus-related restrictions tightening across the globe yet again — it looks like we're going to relying on it for a while longer yet. Fortunately, just as the 2020 TV offering was a strong one, 2021 is already shaping up well too.  British TV is no exception. From the joyous, deeply moving Channel 4 drama It's a Sin to big returners like Sex Education, here are some of the shows we're most looking forward to this year, and where you can watch them — with some of these so far ahead, we'll add where you (...) -- Television, Entertainment, Movies Tv Shows
  • 10:37
    Alphabet's Loon is no more.  Loon was launched in 2013 as one of Google's moonshot projects — experimental ventures which try to solve big problems — and was turned into an independent company in 2018. The idea was to provide internet access to areas that are remote or have poor infrastructure using balloons that sail at about 65,000 feet of altitude. And though Loon did have some success in those nine years — mostly in providing emergency access to areas that were struck by catastrophe — it is now shutting down.  In a blog post on Friday, the company said it made some "groundbreaking (...) -- Alphabet, Loon, Tech, Big Tech Companies
  • 07:15
    Newly inaugurated President Joe Biden has already reversed some of Donald Trump's most damaging policies, abolishing the Muslim travel ban and halting construction on the border wall. So of course, as Late Night host Seth Meyers noted Thursday, upset Trump supporters are lashing out — including Republican senator Ted Cruz. In a shockingly misinformed tweet, Cruz nonsensically accused Biden of being "more interested in the views of the citizens of Paris than the jobs of the citizens of Pittsburgh" because he rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement. To be clear, the Paris Climate Agreement (...) -- Ted Cruz, Seth Meyers, Culture, Politics
  • 06:05
    TL;DR: The Premium Privacy Bundle is on sale for £32.90 as of Jan. 22, saving you 60% on list price. If you want to protect your information online, it may be time to invest in some new tools. The Premium Privacy Bundle offers one-year subscriptions to two top security solutions — ZenMate VPN and StartMail Private Email Service — and it'll only cost you £32.90. ZenMate is a VPN that uses encryption to secure your passwords and banking information. By hiding your IP address, encrypting traffic, and connecting you to servers from over 77 countries, it helps you browse freely and securely. (...) -- Cybersecurity, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals, Tech
  • 05:55
    SAVE 78%: A two-year subscription to Private Internet Access is on sale for £2.19 per month as of Jan. 22, and includes an extra two months for free. The online world is not free. It's full of censorship, restrictions, and blockades that might not be immediately apparent, but they're there. The most effective way of bypassing these censorships is with a VPN, and Private Internet Access is one of the best services for ensuring your online freedom. Subscribers get fast connection speeds, 10 multi-logins, access to over 25,000 servers in 77 countries, and a whole lot more. It's a (...) -- Cybersecurity, Pia, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals
  • 01:00
    There are way more options for people who menstruate today than there were when I first started my period — everything from period underwear and reusable pads to menstrual discs and cups. In my search to find the best alternatives to tampons, I tried out several menstrual cups to see if any of them could win over a tampon loyalist like myself.  In the process, I discovered some helpful tips that can make the transition to cups a bit easier for anyone.  What's the deal with menstrual cups? Menstrual cups, which are held in place by vaginal muscles and collect blood in a bell-shaped (...) -- Health, Social Good, Sex Relationships

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MacRumors

  • 11:39
    Neo-noir psychological thriller "Losing Alice" debuted on Apple TV+ today. Written and directed by Sigal Avin and starring Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer, the series nofollows aging director Alice and her growing obsession with a young screenwriter named Sophie. "Losing Alice" is a thrilling cinematic journey that uses flashbacks and flash-forwards in a satisfyingly complex narrative that takes the viewer through the conscious and subconscious of its protagonist's mind. The series nofollows Alice (played by Ayelet Zurer), a 48-year-old female film director, who feels irrelevant since raising (...) -- Apple TV Shows, Apple TV Plus
  • 10:49
    Recent reports of Apple cutting iPhone 12 mini production to increase manufacturing capacity for the more popular iPhone 12 Pro were corroborated on Friday by DigiTimes, citing supply chain sources. Today's report suggests that Apple's smallest iPhone 12 model was launched to target the U.S. and European markets, but the global health crisis has impacted sales in these territories, leading to a slowdown in ‌iPhone 12 mini‌ orders. Pegatron has seen a slowdown in orders for the ‌iPhone 12 mini‌ as sales of the model in the US and Europe are affected negatively by the (...) -- iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, digitimes.com

Seth’s Blog

  • 10:52
    We can choose to commit to a recursive and infinite path that elegantly creates more of the same. We can choose possibility. We can choose connection. We can choose optimism. We can choose justice. We can choose kindness. We can choose resilience. And we can decide to take responsibility. Each leads to more of the same. -- Uncategorized

hack a day

  • 10:00
    nRF24L01+ module fixed about as well as it can be, by adding an appropriate capacitor on the PCB antenna, and a 1.0 uF capacitor across the power pins for good measure. Good old nRF24L01+ wireless modules are inexpensive and effective. Well, they are as long as they work correctly, anyway. The devices themselves are mature and well-understood, but that doesn’t mean bad batches from suppliers can’t cause hair-pulling problems straight from the factory. [nekromant] recently got a whole batch of units that simply refused to perform as they should, but not because they were counterfeits. The (...) -- Radio Hacks, antenna, homeassistant, nRF04L01+, pcb antenna, rework, RF, troubleshooting

TechCrunch

NYT > Circuits

Mashable !

  • 06:00
    TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to BulletVPN is on sale for £28.51 as of Jan. 22, saving you 92% on list price. If you're ready to (finally) take steps to up your security online, BulletVPN is a great place to start.  BulletVPN uses industry-standard encryption protocols to offer the fast internet speeds you crave and the protection you need. Even if you're using a public WiFi connection, you can simply activate your VPN to encrypt your online activity. SEE ALSO: Encrypt your internet connection with a subscription to TunnelBear Normally, this VPN costs £394.89. But for a limited time, (...) -- Cybersecurity, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals, Tech
  • 02:16
    Facebook's disinformation problem is not the result of a few bad apples.  So argue two members of Congress in a scathing letter aimed at the tech giant. Representatives Anna G. Eshoo of California and Tom Malinowski of New Jersey hit Facebook with a written broadside Thursday, accusing the company of systemic failures which radicalized the "insurrectionist mob" behind the Jan. 6 attack attack of the U.S. Capitol building.  Addressed directly to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the letter makes clear that the Representatives hold him personally responsible for the current abysmal state of the (...) -- Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Big Tech Companies

Engadget

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The Adam Carolla Podcast

hack a day

  • 07:00
    Nintendo’s Game Boy is legendary for being the meat in the handheld gaming revolution, as well as being nigh-on indestructible whether in the custody of children or soldiers in the Gulf War. However, [Jiri] decided to see if he could whip up a tribute of his own, in brass instead of plastic. The hardware is based on the Odroid GO emulator firmware for the ESP32, running on a 2.2″ color TFT screen. It’s a great base for a custom build, which avoids gutting any precious classic hardware. It’s then assembled behind front plate milled out of brass, with delicate point-to-point brass wires giving (...) -- Nintendo Game Boy Hacks, Nintendo Hacks, brass, game boy, nintendo

TechCrunch

Daring Fireball

  • 05:42
    Tom Warren, writing for The Verge last Friday: Intel’s new CEO, Pat Gelsinger, doesn’t start his new role until February, but he’s already prepping the company to take on Apple’s M1 chips. The Oregonian, a local newspaper in Oregon where Intel maintains a large presence, reports that the chip maker held an all-hands company meeting yesterday, and Gelsinger attended. “We have to deliver better products to the PC ecosystem than any possible thing that a lifestyle company in Cupertino” makes, Gelsinger reportedly told Intel employees. “We have to be that good, in the future.” As you’d imagine, (...)

Google Blog

  • 03:00
    Today we appeared at a public hearing of the Senate Committee that is reviewing a proposed new law, the News Media Bargaining Code. You can read Mel Silva’s opening statement here. As we said at the hearing, we are committed to reaching a workable Code and see a clear path to getting there, but serious concerns with the current draft remain. Here are some important facts we shared with the Committee at the hearing and in our recent submission: Fact 1: Google supports a fair Code  We’ve been clear that we don’t oppose a Code, nor are we opposed to supporting journalism––but how we do that (...) -- Australia,

Boing Boing

  • 04:00
    When you're toddling around the web, you probably can't go more than a click or two before bumping into some content you want to read. But, you've got a busy life, so the list of articles and other assorted stuff that you'll "read later" just gets longer and longer and longer. — Read the rest --
  • 03:57
    Multiple reports on Thursday night that hundreds of members of the National Guard were forced to sleep in the Senate parking garage, breathing in car fumes and COVID, after protecting and serving lawmakers for the inauguration. It's not clear why they were kicked out of the building they'd been sheltering in, while providing security. — Read the rest --
  • 03:46
    A U.S. judge in Seattle has rejected a demand from Parler that Amazon.com restore web hosting services for the right-wing chat app, terminated after the January 6 assault on the Capitol. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein said Parler would not likely be able to prove that Amazon breached its contract, or violated antitrust law, when it suspended service to Parler on January 10, and that it was "not a close call." — Read the rest --

Techmeme

Mashable !

  • 06:10
    SAVE 68%: A two-year subscription to NordVPN is on sale for £2.86 per month as of Jan. 22, saving you 68% on list price. Are you looking for more films to stream? Join the club. We're all short on options at the moment, as we've spent the last few months exhausting every option on sites like Netflix and Prime Video. This lack of choice has caused a spike in VPN interest, as these services can bypass geo-restrictions to unblock films from around the world. You can use a VPN to watch all of the content that is normally unavailable in your location, like all the extra shows and films on (...) -- Streaming, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals, Nordvpn

Engadget

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Engadget

hack a day

  • 04:00
    One key piece of technology from Star Trek is the replicator, a machine that 3D prints up almost anything using some hazily-defined high technology. You have to wonder though, how did the patterns for Earl Grey tea or a spare part for a shuttlecraft intercooler come to exist in the first place. Maybe someone designed them, or perhaps they scanned the real articles. The US Air Force is betting on the latter, and they’ve asked for white papers and proposals for innovative methods to scan objects for 3D printing. It isn’t surprising military planners would like to have effective 3D printing. (...) -- 3d Printer hacks, News, 3d scanning, Air Force, us air force
  • 01:00
    [WJCarpenter]’s gas water heater uses a small pilot light that needs to stay burning permanently to ignite the main burners as required. Four or five times a year, the pilot light goes out and needs to be manually lit. This involves an expedition from the upstairs bathroom to the basement, always in the early morning, after having spent a few fruitless minutes waiting for hot water. Having grown tired of this exercise, [WJCarpenter] built Water Watcher, a pilot light monitoring system with some ESPs and a light sensor. Water Watcher consists of an ESP8266 connected to a light sensor taped (...) -- home hacks, ESP32, ESP8266, esphome, mqtt, pilot light, water heater

TechCrunch

Google Blog

  • 03:00
    Editor’s Note: Today Google Australia’s Managing Director, Mel Silva, appeared at a public hearing of the Senate Economics Legislation Committee that is reviewing a proposed new law, the News Media Bargaining Code. Read her opening statement below, and find more information about Google and the News Media Bargaining Code in this blog. Thank you, Senators, for your time.  I am Mel Silva, Managing Director of Google Australia and New Zealand. I’m joined by Lucinda Longcroft, the Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy for Australia and New Zealand.  Senators, I would like to start by saying (...) -- Australia,

Boing Boing

  • 03:06
    Cleaning up the White House after Donald Trump and Melania Trump moved out cost taxpayers about $127,000. No, this doesn't include biohazard remediation, or surveillance bug sweeps. The White House has 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 412 doors and 28 fireplaces, and Newsweek reports more on the cleanup task that happened before Joe and Jill Biden moved in: The colossal operation began after Trump's staff packed up and before the arrival of Joe and Jill Biden. — Read the (...) -- , Jill Biden
  • 02:46
    "One year old Ellie loves laughing and playing with her best friend, Jack. Jack never leaves her side and she loves him, she thinks she's a dog too!" [Link] --
  • 02:31
    'Derek DelGaudio's IN & OF ITSELF,' a film directed by Frank Oz, is streaming on Hulu starting Friday January 22. Both Derek DelGaudio and Frank Oz are on Stephen Colbert's show tonight (Thursday, January 21) talking about the making of this movie interpretation of Derek's live, interactive, one-man performance experience. — Read the rest --
  • 01:36
    In 1880 Queen Victoria gifted U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes a desk made from the timber of the HMS Resolute, an Arctic exploration ship, hence the name and origin of the Resolute desk in the Oval Office. Disgraced former President Trump requested a red button on a box be installed atop that distinguished desk when he took office. — Read the rest --
  • 01:36
    Given the mayfly-brief half-life of memes, by the time you read this post, the sea-shanty trend on TikTok (previously and previously) may already be fading. But over at Jstor Daily, Jess Romeo adds some fun controversy to Shantytok. She unearthed a couple of scholarly pieces from the 1920s and 1930s which argue that many of the songs we landlubbers think of as sea shanties aren't actually sea shanties. — Read the rest -- Sea shanty festival photo by Mossy Carey
  • 01:36
    British scriptwriter and cartoonist, Andy Riley, hand-punched "Tainted Love" (recorded by Dorothy Jones and made most popular by Soft Cell) onto card tape for a hand-cranked music box "because lockdown." I hand-punched Tainted Love into this strip of card because lockdown. — Read the rest --
  • 01:35
    Here's paint.wtf, a game that gives players a weird prompt, asks them to draw it, and then uses AI to judge which submission is the best. Recent prompts: "draw the way a cat looks when it's depressed", "draw a cute raccoon using a computer", "draw a lightbulb that is trying its best". — Read the rest -- Drawing of a hotdog breathing fire, by Clive Thompson
  • 00:49
    Yesterday, Oklahoma State Rep Justin Humphrey filed House Bill 1648 to establish a designated Bigfoot hunting season: SECTION 1. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 5-603 of Title 29, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as nofollows: The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission shall promulgate rules establishing a big foot hunting season. — Read the rest --

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