Digital watches are a pretty neat idea, and are a great way to experiment with designing and building low-power circuits. Thats what [Eric Min] did with this neat smart watch build. Its based around an nRF52832 SoC that does all of the heavy lifting, including connecting to a smartphone to …read more
Apple seemingly left one new, upcoming tvOS feature out of the companys WWDC keynote earlier this month: picture-in-picture. 9to5Mac reports that todays developer beta of tvOS 13 allows Apple TV users to shrink down any video playing in the Apple TV app to a corner of the screen and continue browsing through other content and menus while still watching whatever video was originally playing. Unfortunately a public beta for tvOS 13 isnt yet available and is expected in July.
For now, picture-in-picture is said to be limited to the Apple TV app, but hopefully the same functionality comes to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and other popular streaming services. If nothing else, itd allow you to start watching something eh and dig…
I am now being subjected to headlines like Elon Musk deletes Twitter account after bizarre video game fan art scandal because apparently journalists in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Nineteen cant wrap their brains around shitposting. If you can see Elon Musks Twitter account, he has not deleted it.
This is almost too stupid to explain, so I actually wasnt going to bother. But Bloomberg decided to make a video out of it and Mashables headline confused at least one of my coworkers into asking me if it was true. (APs headline is slightly better: Elon Musk Says He Is Deleting His Twitter Account. It would be improved thus: Elon Musk Tweets That He Deleted His Twitter Account.)
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I played Pokémon GO this weekend, because I was babysitting my nephew, and I couldn’t help but be reminded what a cultural force it was when it launched three years ago. Hundreds massed near San Francisco’s Ocean Beach every day to hunt. Huge crowds sprinted through Central Park to catch a Vaporeon. Disapproving finger-pointers penned […]
From building your own analog effects pedal to processing audio through micro controllers, a lot of musicians love building their own boxes of sound modification. In his entry for the 2019 Hackaday Prize, [Craig Hissett] has a project to build an all-in-one multi-effects stomp box.
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Just about anyone can come up with a good idea. Fewer people can execute on that idea and turn it into a prototype or MVP. But there is still one final challenge for most entrepreneurs that can prove challenging. How do you secure that initial seed capital and take your idea to the next level? […]
The Action Lab Man starts this video by pinning his hand between a large neodymium magnet and a bunch of 1943 steel pennies. He repeats the demonstration with a Stretch Armstrong toy in place of his hand and sharp screws and hardware in place of the pennies. Spoiler alert: Mr. Armstrong does not survive the ordeal. Read the rest
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Yesterday for Father’s Day we went to the GameHaus Cafe in Glendale, California. Your town likely has a place like this – you can rent a table and play games from a large library. (GameHaus has about 1,500 games.)
Our favorite game of the day was Cryptid. It’s a game of “honest misdirection” in which players try to figure out the exact location of a monster on a map. Each player is given a secret clue. A clue might say “The habitat is within three spaces of a green structure,” or “The habitat is within two spaces of bear territory,” or “The habitat is within one space of swamp.” There is only one hexagon on the map that satisfies all the clues. It’s a player’s job to figure out what the other players’ clues are by taking turns and asking them if a hexagon meets the conditions of their secret clue. The first player to correctly identify where the cryptid lives is the winner.
The game is different every time you play it, because the map can be put together in many different ways and landmarks can be placed on different hexagons. The game has a link to a website map- and clue-generator that makes it easy to set up the 6 pieces of the map and place structures (standing rocks and abandoned shacks) on specified hexagons. For the three of us, a game took about 30 minutes to play. We played twice and I’m probably going to buy it so we can play at home. Read the rest
Sanhos Hyper brand has brought us some pretty clever solutions to the shortcomings of todays smartphones, laptops and tablets for years now, including a sleek, charger-mounted USB-C hub for MacBooks and wireless charging for AirPods before that was cool. By comparison, their latest is a little bit derivative but it could be a handy way to automatically backup your iOS or Android device when you plug it in at night.
The companys new crowdfunded project is called the HyperCube, and its a USB dongle that lets your phone charger double as a storage device. Drop it into your charger, pop in a microSD card, USB flash drive, or even an external hard drive into one of its full-size female USB ports, stick your charge cable into the other,…
Adobes upcoming iPad drawing and painting app will be called Adobe Fresco, the company announced today on its blog. Previously called Project Gemini, the app will arrive sometime later this year.
Named after the Italian Renaissance-style painting technique of applying water-based pigments to wet plaster, Adobe Frescos main selling point is its Live Brushes, which mimic the way paint would mix and blend in real life. Adobes chief product officer, Scott Belsky, writes that Live Brushes use Adobe Sensei, the companys AI platform, to recreate how oils and watercolors bloom and react with each other.
The app also lets artists draw with vector and raster brushes, combining the features of the Adobe Illustrator Draw and…
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It should come as no surprise that we here at Hackaday are big boosters of autonomous systems like self-driving vehicles. That’s not to say we’re without a healthy degree of skepticism, and indeed, the whole point of the “Automate the Freight” series is that economic forces will create powerful incentives …read more
Suzanne Collins is bringing back The Hunger Games, with the author announcing a new prequel novel that takes place 64 years before the events of the first book in the series, set for release on May 19th, 2020.
With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival, Collins said in an announcement to AP. The reconstruction period 10 years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity.
The time period isnt one we know much about from Collins existing…