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  • 15:48
    From the ViaScience YouTube channel comes this 31-part video explainer of quantum mechanics. As the introduction video notes, there is a fair bit of math in these videos presented at a quick pace, but if you took calculus in high school or college and remember the notation, that (and the pause button) should get you through this pretty well. (via ⓐjsonpaul, who calls the series “fantastic”) Tags: physics quantum mechanics science video

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  • 17:54
    We love a good live stream fail, even if the situation does get a bit ~hairy~. While live streaming herself playing League of Legends, Twitch user AnaPlaying found herself in a bit of a pickle after casually playing with a lighter a little too close to her head.  SEE ALSO: Developers sued over alleged 'League of Legends' knock-off are now crying fake news As she casually flicks the lighter while talking to her nofollowers, she accidentally lights her hair on fire and doesn't notice for a few good seconds. When she does notice, Ana quickly pats her head free of flames. Although she seems (...) -- Watercooler, Gaming, Hair, Livestream, Fire
  • 17:51
    First Lady Melania Trump joined her husband at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday, and proceeded to be watched like she was a bad kid who might do something wrong at any moment. As Melania took the podium to praise her husband for winning the election, Donald Trump stood a little too close for comfort, practically breathing down her neck.  The USA Association, a clearly pro-Trump "Conservative GrassRoots Organization with a Cause," tweeted a video of the speech. We can practically feel Trump's hot breath enveloping Melania just by watching this video. SEE ALSO: Donald and Melania (...) -- Watercooler, Donald Trump, Awkward, Melania Trump, Hover
  • 17:48
    Apple is bringing augmented reality to the masses this fall with its ARKit developer platform, but that might just be the starting point. A new patent surfaced by Patently Apple shows evidence of a separate augmented reality gadget in the works that could supplement the platform. SEE ALSO: This is how Apple's ARKit is about to change how everyone uses the iPhone The filing describes how a device would be used to overlay digital information onto the real world. Developers could potentially use this technology to highlight nearby "points of interest" on a mobile device screen when it's (...) -- Apple, Patent, Headset, Arkit, Tech
  • 17:48
    The two best VR headsets you can buy right now are the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. They offer the most immersive VR experiences, especially when coupled with motion controllers that replicate your hands in the virtual world. But these headsets are expensive and require a powerful gaming PC, which is often pricey. That's why standalone VR headsets are gonna step in and jump-start VR. HTC's announced plans to release a version of its Vive headset that doesn't need to a PC to work. But there's one big catch. SEE ALSO: Boring Motorola is making smartphones exciting again At this week's (...) -- Htc, Virtual Reality, Vr, Htc Vive, Vive
  • 17:39
    "Learn To Let Go" might just be the name of Kesha's latest single, but it's also become her slogan over the past few years. Upon releasing the music video, the singer wrote about what the powerful anthem means to her in Huff Post, explaining the process of writing the song and creating the visuals—similar to her essay about previous tracks in Lenny Letter and Rolling Stone.  SEE ALSO: Kesha is the voice of her own comeback "As much as our past creates who we are, we can't let it define us or hold us back. And especially if you've been through something hard, and we all have, you can't (...) -- Kesha, Kesha Rose Sebert, New Music, Culture, Music

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  • 17:33
    Whenever an official portrait of a politician gets released — any politician — it's now pretty much tradition for it to become a full-blown meme in a matter of hours. SEE ALSO: French President's official portrait sparks glorious Photoshop battle And what happens when a whole load of official portraits get released at the same time? Boom: caption competition. David Davis's new portrait makes him look like a friendly cartoon detective who fights crime with the help of a fluffy yet cunning dog: pic.twitter.com/zg0PjjDwqX — Marie Le Conte (ⓐyoungvulgarian) July 26, 2017 On Wednesday, the (...) -- Uk, Funny, Memes, Portrait, Politicians
  • 17:30
    Wonder-ful news for everyone wishing that Chris Pine could be on your TV screen on a weekly basis — pop culture's most self-aware Chris is reteaming with his Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins for a new TV series.  TNT has announced that Pine will executive produce and star in One Day She'll Darken, a six-episode drama series that explores the incredible life of Fauna Hodel. Jenkins will direct the pilot and possibly additional episodes, as well as executive producing.  SEE ALSO: A definitive ranking of all the blandsome Chrises in Hollywood Sam Sheridan, author of A Fighter's Heart and (...) -- Wonder Woman, Chris Pine, Patty Jenkins, Tnt, One Day She Ll Darken
  • 17:28
    Tech and entertainment companies are betting big on facial recognition technology and Disney wants to be the cool kid on the block.  SEE ALSO: Disney unveils 'Star Wars Land' and it is everything fans dreamed of The company's research team is using deep learning techniques to track the facial expressions of an audience watching movies in order to asses their emotional reactions to it.  Called “factorised variational autoencoders” (FVAEs), the new algorithm is so sharp that is reportedly able to predict how a member of the audience will react to the rest of a film after analysing their (...) -- Disney, Inside Out, Facial Recognition, Entertainment, Big Tech Companies
  • 17:24
    As we've learned from the president, tweeting is mostly bad, and you should never do it. But some tweets — some rare, glistening tweets — are pretty good. One example is this tweet from the Canadian Armed Forces, sent out Wednesday afternoon in the wake of Trump's ban on transgender people in the U.S. military. SEE ALSO: Transgender comedian speaks out about Trump's ban on 'The Tonight Show' "We welcome [Canadians] of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Join us!" it says. We welcome Cdns of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Join us! #DiversityIsOurStrength (...) -- Canada, Donald Trump, Trans Military Ban, Culture, Web Culture
  • 17:04
    There is no better time to be a kid in Florida than at this exact moment. Elementary school students in 31 Marion County, Florida schools are free of homework for good after their superintendent issued a county-wide "no homework" mandate. According to Chicago Tribune, superintendent Heidi Maier made the decision to cut traditional homework from the curriculum based on "solid research" stating that homework in elementary school doesn't effect academic achievement and has only a slight effect on older students in terms of improving academic performance. But not so fast — these kids (...) -- Watercooler, Florida, Reading, Homework, School
  • 16:55
    My son is less than two years old, but the pressure to raise a Black man in our nation's current climate already paralyzes me with fear. Right now, my son is the life of the party. His charisma and infectious smiles inspire reactions in the grumpiest of strangers. His cheery disposition brightens the days of so many people he comes in contact with. But I know as the years pass, in the public's eye, he'll transform from "such a cute little boy" to a perceived threat. My heart breaks knowing he has two options — live long enough to fulfill this prophecy, or die as a result of it. SEE ALSO: (...) -- Parenting, Social Good, Racism, Parenting Family, Identities
  • 16:52
    If you're going to make a customised birthday cake for your partner, you might as well be a bit creative. Maybe an in joke, or something personal to them. Ideally something that can't be bought in the shop. Or you could just go full, all-out NSFW on that thing: Let's get a close up on those pictures: You really can't fault the level of detail, in fairness. They've even included an edible driving license. The mastermind behind that cake was Stacey Morris from Norfolk, UK. She asked her friend to bake the cake for her partner's birthday, then shared the photos on Facebook — they've (...) -- Uk, Viral, Cake, Nsfw, Birthday Cake
  • 16:48
    Though this skin-crawling sight might be hard to miss, don't let it fool you into believing that TV reporting is an easy job. Dallas, Texas, news reporter Shannon Murray didn't even flinch when a creepy spider used her arm as a personal walkway on live TV.  Good Day Fox 4 posted the clip of Murray to Facebook on Wednesday. Murray was doing a report on protests at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport when the whole thing went down. After the report, someone on Facebook let Murray known that she had unknowingly survived the stuff of nightmares. This might be why they say "ignorance is (...) -- Watercooler, Spiders, News Anchors, Culture, Web Culture
  • 16:47
    WhatsApp is just one of the many available messaging apps for mobile, and apparently it's also one of the most popular.  The company announced on Wednesday it has reached one billion daily active users (on both desktop and mobile) up from the one billion monthly users it announced last year. The messaging app has grown tremendously. Image: whatsapp The company has been steadily expanding features over the last year. For example, you can now share photos in albums and even put filters on your pics within the app itself. Video and group messaging has also been added. The best part about (...) -- Facebook, Technology, Smartphones, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp
  • 16:42
    The thing about using a pop culture reference as a pick-up line is it only works if they actually get the reference.  Reddit user DBREEZE223 posted a not-so-successful Tinder interaction he had recently with a girl named Nana. The hopeless romantic decided to try out a pick-up line that incorporated a play on his match's name, which is a classic Tinder move.  Image: reddit Though it is kind of a clever way to try to win someone's heart, the result was not exactly what he was hoping for. It's ok buddy, maybe she's more of a Marvel fan? At least something good has come of his misfortune. (...) -- Watercooler, Batman, Relationships, Tinder, Fail
  • 16:41
    Sansa Stark is such a prominent Westerosi icon that her smallest wardrobe and hair changes are gossip fodder. After Game of Thrones Season 7 premiered, fans panicked that Sansa's new hairdo marked the beginning of her transformation into Cersei. Now she's wearing a circular necklace like from back when she joined forces with Littlefinger, and we all need to take a step back. SEE ALSO: Sansa is a rising power player on 'Game of Thrones'. Here's why that matters. The idea is that Sansa's sporting a necklace with a big circle, just like she did at the end of Season 4 when she escaped (...) -- Entertainment, Television, Hbo, Game Of Thrones, Sansa Stark
  • 16:35
    In 1998, The New York Times wrote a little story called, "Amazon.com is Expanding Beyond Books." Nearly two decades later, the founder of that company has more money than anyone else on the planet. Jeff Bezos passed Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates as the richest human on Earth on Thursday morning after Amazon's stock jumped just high enough, according to Bloomberg. SEE ALSO: Jacked Jeff Bezos knows grass-fed whey protein powder is $19.99 at Whole Foods Gates has been on top of the cash world for a little more than four years, and there's a chance he could quickly regain that spot if (...) -- Business, Big Tech Companies
  • 16:32
    Twitter may be President Donald Trump's favorite tool, but for the average person, its appeal has apparently become a bit lackluster.  In three months, Twitter's growth has remained flat, sitting at 328 million monthly active users, the company reported on Thursday as part of its quarterly earnings release. Even worse, the company also saw a decrease in revenue this quarter. SEE ALSO: Trump posts body slam video after defending his "modern presidential" Twitter claim In America, home of one of Twitter's most notorious users, monthly active users fell by two million, while international (...) -- Tech, Twitter, Donald Trump, Social Media
  • 16:20
    June Foray — iconic voice actor for hundreds of beloved characters — has died at the age of 99, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: 'Overwatch's voice actors celebrate the game's birthday by dancing their character's emotes The award-winning voice actress was best known for voicing older characters, but in her impressive career that spanned eight decades she's had the opportunity to cultivate a wide range of voices.  You may recognize Foray's enchanting voice as the voice of some of the most legendary characters in film and television such as Cindy Lou Who in a 1966 (...) -- Entertainment, Conversations, Death, Animation, Voice Actors
  • 16:00
    It's one thing to pivot to video, it's quite another to pivot to kitchenware. The former, video, has become a major trend and a dark, running joke in the media world. As media outlets continue to struggle to justify the economics of the digital world, video beckons as a better option.  BuzzFeed does plenty of video, but for arguably the biggest and most experimental media startup, that's not enough. The company has been experimenting with launching products and on Thursday revealed its most aggressive move yet—a Tasty-branded smartphone-connected hot plate.  Tasty is BuzzFeed's food (...) -- Media, Digital Media, Buzzfeed, Business, Media Industry
  • 15:52
    In a step that some of the nation's leading scientists have long warned against and that has never before been accomplished, biologists in Oregon have edited the DNA of viable human embryos efficiently and apparently with few mistakes, according to a report in Technology Review. The experiment, using the revolutionary genome-editing technique CRISPR-Cas9, was led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University. It went beyond previous experiments using CRISPR to alter the DNA of human embryos, all of which were conducted in China, in that it edited the genomes of many more (...) -- report, CRISPR-Cas9, Shoukhrat Mitalipov
  • 15:21
    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump surprised pretty much everyone when he announced via Twitter that transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in the United States military.  Later that night, late show hosts across networks addressed the banLate Show host Stephen Colbert said of Trump: "Today he went from crazy to cruel."  And as Colbert noted, Trump's own history with the U.S. military isn't so noble: "This is what really stings: They are being rejected by a rich guy who during Vietnam side-stepped the draft with four deferments and a medical disqualification for bone (...) -- Watercooler, Culture, Politics, Movies Tv Shows
  • 14:54
    We finally have a title and a cover for Hillary Clinton's forthcoming memoir of that fateful 2016 presidential campaign. SEE ALSO: 6 things we learned about Hillary Clinton, Book Nerd In What happened, Clinton promises to reveal personal details of the "most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history", which saw her losing against Republican candidate Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton's new book: "What Happened"https://t.co/Sp8gl84cuz pic.twitter.com/ea8NmXnT9e — Kyle Griffin (ⓐkylegriffin1) July 27, 2017 “In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I've often felt I (...) -- Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Presidential Campaign, Book, 2016 Presidential Campaign
  • 14:52
    You might've noticed Daenerys Targaryen acting a little too extra on the last episode Game of Thrones, appropriately titled "Stormborn." First, the rain pissed her off. Then Tyrion made it worse by not letting her be pissy about it. Varys chafed her even more for the crime of just standing there, to the point where she threatens to burn him alive. Finally Melisandre arrived, offering to arrange a potentially vital alliance to her mission — to which Dany responded with contempt, impatience, and the royal equivalent of a temper tantrum. SEE ALSO: These 7 'Game of Thrones' trailer moments (...) -- Game Of Thrones, Daenerys Targaryen, Game Of Thrones Season 7, Cersei Lannister, Movies Tv Shows
  • 14:41
    We're not sure about a lot of things in this strange, confusing world, but we are sure about this: the girl in the video above is definitely a bigger Ed Sheeran fan than you. "She's been asking for months to go see Ed Sheeran but had accepted the fact that Mommy and Daddy weren't able to get tickets to his sold out show in Montreal," reads the video's YouTube description. "We lied." SEE ALSO: Point Counterpoint: Is Ed Sheeran incredible, or is he the best musician to have ever lived? The girl's reaction to the surprise is about 30 seconds in, but be warned: you may want to turn the (...) -- Uk, Funny, Girl, Parents, Surprise
  • 14:36
    Coke Zero's days are numbered. The soda will be soon replaced by Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, another diet iteration the Coca-Cola Company hope will stop consumers turning away from sugary drinks.  SEE ALSO: Artificial sweeteners don't help with weight loss after all, sweeping study shows "We've made the great taste of Coke Zero even better by optimizing the unique blend of flavors that gave Coke Zero its real Coca-Cola taste," the company announced in a statement.  "Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is our best-tasting zero-sugar Coca-Cola yet, and it will be available across America in August." (...) -- Business, Culture, Drink, Drinks, Coke
  • 13:15
    It's not everyday we bear witness to the death of greatness. And so, when it does happen, we should all stand up and take note. Now is such a time.  We speak, of course, of Adobe Flash: The best malware vector the world has even seen. SEE ALSO: Goodbye Flash and thanks for all the animated fish Adobe announced on July 25 that it plans to kill off the frustrating software that has riddled browsers since 1996. While its end-of-life date isn't until 2020, the announcement is still likely to hit one online constituency particularly hard: malware developers.  You see, those wishing to trick (...) -- Cybersecurity, Hackers, Hacking, Adobe, Flash
  • 13:13
    It's always entertaining when long-standing Game of Thrones characters meet each other for the first time. SEE ALSO: 'Game of Thrones' Comic-Con trailer teases Daenerys and Jon's meeting There's already been some of that this Season with Melisandre meeting Daenerys, and now with Jon Snow and Davos riding out to Dragonstone there's about to be a whole lot more. The big question, of course, is will they all get along with each other? Well, this being Game of Thrones, the answer is probably not.  On Reddit, one fan recently made a prediction about what might happen when Davos discovers (...) -- Game Of Thrones, Melisandre, Fan Theory, Theory, Daenerys Targaryen
  • 13:07
    20-year-old vlogger Oliver Potter has come out as gay to his 5-year-old brother Alfie in a touching YouTube video. "We're gonna talk about love," says Oliver at the start of the video. After chatting about love and relationships, Oliver asks his brother an important question: "How would it make you feel if I married a man?"   Alfie breaks into a big smile and says: "If you marry a man, it's going to be so cool." He explains that he saw a film, in which a "man was in love with another man" and "everyone was saying cool in that video." Oliver told Mashable he decided to come out to his (...) -- Youtube, Lgbtq, Coming Out, Vlogger, Vlogging

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  • 17:17
    Ahead of its earnings later today, Amazon stock hit an all-time high during intraday trading and with it CEO Jeff Bezos’ estimated wealth hit $90.9 billion, Bloomberg reports. This number pushes the net worth of the Amazon founder past that of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, still sitting pretty with $90.7 billion, earning Bezos the title of world’s richest person. Bezos ending the… Read More -- TC, Amazon, jeff bezos

MacRumors

  • 17:16
    Apple today removed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle from its website and online store around the world, suggesting the iconic portable media players may be discontinued. Apple continues to sell the iPod touch. Beyond new colors and storage capacities, Apple had last updated the iPod nano in October 2012 and the iPod shuffle in September 2010. Apple last updated the iPod touch in July 2015 with an 8-megapixel rear camera. Apple introduced the iPod shuffle in January 2005, nofollowed by the iPod nano in September 2005. In total, there were seven generations of the iPod nano, and four (...) -- iPod shuffle, iPod nano

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  • 17:30
    Every good dog is deserving of a treat. [Eliasbakken]’s dog [Moby] is a certified good boy,  so he designed a dispenser with a touchscreen that his dog can boop to treat himself when he isn’t barking up a ruckus. Adding a touchscreen to a treat dispenser when a button would suffice is a little overkill, but we’re not here to judge. [Eliasbakken] is using a BeagleBone Black — a Linux-based development platform — as this dispenser’s brains, and a Manga touchscreen that is likely to see a lot of use.  A wood-like material called Vachromat was laser cut for the frame and glued together, while an RC (...) --
  • 16:01
    Telepresence robots are now a reality, you can wheel around the office and talk to people, join a meeting, see stuff and bump into your colleagues. But imagine if telepresence were applied to deep sea exploration. Today we can become oceanographers through the telepresence system created by Bob Ballard (known for locating the Titanic, discovered deep sea geothermal vents, and more) and his team at the Inner Space Center. Put on your Submariner wristwatch because its time for all of us to explore the ocean depths via the comfort of our home or office. How Deep Sea Telepresence Works Bob (...) --
  • 13:00
    As conductive ink becomes readily available and in greater varieties, we’re starting to see some intriguing applications. [Marion Pinaffo] and [Raphaël Pluviange] created a book of papercraft projects that employ silver-based ink for making a circuit’s wires, carbon-based ink for resistance, as well as color-changing ink. Electronics components’ leads are slipped into slits cut into the paper, connected to conductive-ink traces. [Marion] and [Raphaël] use 555s, ATtiny85s, watch batteries, and other hardware to make each activity or project unique. A number of projects use a rolling ball bearing (...) --
  • 10:00
    The chassis of a toy robot serves as the base of a robot built by [Jean Noel]. Called #PobDuino, the robot features two Arduino-compatible boards under the hood. First, a Seeeduino Lotus, a Arduino board peppered with a dozen Grove-compatible sockets. The board, which is the size of an UNO, is mounted so that the plugs project out of the front of the robot, allowing ad-hoc experimentation with the various Grove System modules. Meanwhile, a custom ATmega328 board (the PobDuino) interprets Flowcode instructions and sends commands to the various parts of the robot: servos are controlled by (...) --
  • 07:00
    Most component testers require removal of a component to test it. [Mr Carlson] recently restored an old Paco C-25 in-circuit capacitor tester. He does a very complete video tearing it down and showing how it works and why. The tester uses an eye tube (sometimes called a magic eye tube) as an indicator. A 40 MHz oscillator produces a signal that finds open and shorted capacitors. You can also measure resistance, although you have to wonder how accurate it would be in circuit. If you want to read the original manual, there are a few copies online. Examination of the schematic shows that (...) --
  • 04:00
    [Lucid Science] shows us how to make some simple reed switches. Reed switches are simple components that detect a magnetic field and can close or open a circuit once detected. While not really a thing of beauty, these DIY reed switches should help you out if you just can’t wait to order some or you fancied trying your hands at making some components from scratch. Reed switches normally come in very small form factors so if you need something small then this may not be for you however the video does show you on a macro scale the fundamental workings of a reed switch. To make your own reed (...) --
  • 01:00
    Designing and 3D-printing parts for a robot with a specific purpose is generally more efficient than producing one with a general functionality — and even then it can still take some time. What if you cut out two of those cumbersome dimensions and still produce a limited-yet-functional robot? [Sebastian Risi] and his research team at the IT University of Copenhagen’s Robotics, Evolution, and Art Lab, have invented a means to produce wire-based robots. The process is not far removed from how industrial wire-bending machines churn out product, and the specialized nozzle is also able to affix (...) --

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  • 17:09
    Twitter reported its second-quarter earnings today, and it did not go over well. As a result, the stock is down more than 12% in trading today — which is a very Twitter thing to happen, so to speak. Here’s the chart, which could pretty much be summed up with a  : Today also wiped out most of the gains that it accrued year to date. Twitter’s last report was a rare positive… Read More -- Apps, Mobile, Social, TC, finance, earnings, Twitter

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  • 17:15
    If only a few people do something, assume that it's hard.
  • 16:20
    What if Russia started buying $TWTR stock?
  • 14:44
    I'm writing an app to manage my Forever servers. I have a lot of it working, but I'm stuck at how to get a list of apps that are running, and the basic info about the apps like how long they've been running, where the log file is, what the process ID is. Basically all the info that forever is keeping for us. The Forever app does this in response to the forever list command. That's the info I want, but from within the app as a JS object. I posted an issue on the repo for (...)
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    Were you part of the Berkman Thursday group in 2003-04?

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