It is February of 2018. Do you remember what you were doing in December of 2012? If you’re [juppiter], you were starting your CNC Embroidery Machine which would not be completed for more than half of a decade. Results speak for themselves, but this may be the last time we see a first-generation Raspberry Pi without calling it retro.
The heart of the build is a vintage Borletti sewing machine, and if you like machinery porn, you’re going to enjoy the video after the break. The brains of the machine are an Arduino UNO filled with GRBL goodness and the …read more
Today, budget Android phone maker Blu announced its latest flagship handset, the Blu Vivo X. The devices standout feature is that it has not two or even three, but four cameras. The Blu Vivo X continues the trend of lower-endphones featuring four cameras, with a dual front-facing one for taking selfies and a more powerful dual rear-facing system for standard mobile photography. Blu explains the logic in the press release: When it comes to cameras, two is better than one, and four is better than two.
The phone has a six-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1440 x 720 resolution. The front of the phone is made of curved Gorilla Glass, with a 20-megapixel camera and a 8-megapixel camera to help create a bokeh, or blurred…
Well, now its shipping. Its just called Tap now, and it looks a bit more comfortable: a series of loosely connected rings, instead of a foam block. Its $149.99, it connects to your phone or computer over Bluetooth, it has eight hours of battery life, and it also works as a mouse now.
But what the hell is it?
Tap has sensors for each of your five fingers. When you tap them on a relatively solid surface (I used a table, but in the launch video people are typing on the chest of a significant other,…
Microsoft founder Bill Gates admittedly hasn’t been in a supermarket in a long time, so when Ellen put him up to estimating the prices of some pretty typical grocery store items, he was hilariously lost. Particularly watch the look of pity Ellen gives at the 1:12 mark when the billionaire guesses that a container of Tide Pods is only four dollars.
With a lot of help from the audience, Bill was able to get the price right (within a dollar) of three items. Because of his “win,” that audience will return for Ellen’s popular “12 Days of Giveaways” segment.
Bryan Singers 2000 X-Men movie marks the beginning of the modern era of superhero blockbusters. But the film doesnt open with the titular team. The first scene depicts a young Erik Lehnsherr losing his parents at Auschwitz, showing the pain and firsthand experience with the very worst of humanity that led him to become Magneto, the supervillain who has most shaped the X-Men universe. Other villains come and go, but Magneto helped found the X-Men, and as he alternately works alongside or against them, his presence and his decisions are key to defining who they are and what they fight for.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has had some worthy villains, like Loki (played by Tom Hiddleston) and Vulture (Michael Keaton), but until now, it…
Just ahead of the Overwatch Leagues debut season, Blizzard and Twitch announced a multiyear deal that would see every match of e-sports league broadcast on the streaming service. Now, the two companies are revealing a series of features designed to further enhance the viewing experience and offer bonuses to those who watch on Twitch.
The Eurasian Economic Commission approved two mysterious devices for Apple this week, which could be new, yet unseen iPads, as spotted by the French outlet Consomac. Its the first time the EEC, which executes business decisions for the Eurasian Union, has approved Apples devices, so its unclear what devices those model numbers indicate.
Apple is also going to bring several iPad and iPhone devices into Eastern European countries and Russia, with the legislators approval. These iPad and iPhone models have CC and AA prefixes in front of their numbers, which is unusual.
We know very little about the two mystery iPads and what we can piece together is just speculation. In January, a developer found references to an iPad_Modern in…
In my initial testing, the app does work as promised, though it is a little less contextual than Gmails version of the feature. When you set up the app, you can add different modes such as Vacation responder or Urgent sound so the app can detect tones from incoming messages and know how to respond to them. Based on your phone accelerometer, Reply can also tell if…
With so many Android devices out there to choose from, it’s not always easy to find one that’s enterprise-friendly. To help alleviate that problem, Google announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program today. As the name implies, it’s designed to point enterprise IT departments at devices that Google has deemed to be enterprise-ready. Read More
If you own a car or home, one of the biggest challenges you’ll face is finding the right insurance plan that’ll cover everything you need and save you some money — but those plans are always changing, and consumers are getting stuck footing a bill they don’t necessarily need, according to Hanno Fichter. That’s why he started Gabi, which gives car and home owners a… Read More
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) have increasingly become an important topic for web developers. If you’ve ever spent any time looking into the subject, it can be… a bit overwhelming. What I hope to do in this article, and the ones that follow is to gently, and slowly, introduce you to the basics of PWAs, what they mean to me, and give you practical advice on how you can start building PWAs today. In the final installment, I’ll share a simple but complete PWA that you can use as a starting off point for your own applications. I’ll also share plenty of resources along the way that can help you learn more.
PWAs are new to me as well, so please let me know in the comments if you think I’ve made a mistake, or perhaps when you simply have an alternative take on the subject matter. Remember that the end goal of all of this discussion is a "Better Web" for your users. A theme you will see me repeat throughout this series is to take baby steps. You don’t need to convert your site over to a "complete PWA" overnight. Every small step you make in improving your app is a good thing. Never forget that!
Ah, the autorouter. Inside every PCB design tool, there’s a function called the ‘autorouter’. This function, when used correctly, is able to automagically lay traces between pads, producing a perfect board in under a minute. The trouble is, no one uses it. We have been told not to trust the autorouters and we hear a lot of other dire warnings about it. The autorouter never works. The autorouter will put traces everywhere. The autorouter doesn’t consider floorplanning, and sometimes you’re going to get traces that go right through the edge of your board. Is avoiding the autorouter sound advice?
Smart home company Nest today announced that a promised Google Assistant update for its Cam IQ security camera has now arrived, which brings Googles voice-based artificial intelligence platform to the indoor version of the camera.
Fans of genre film have probably seen Joel Harlows work, even if they didnt realize it at the time. The longtime makeup designer and MorphologyFX founder got his start on horror films in the 1980s, including two of the Toxic Avenger films, and went on to multiple Oscar nominations (for The Lone Ranger and Star Trek Beyond) and one win (for 2009s Star Trek). Hes worked with Johnny Depp on films from the Pirates of the Caribbean series to Alice In Wonderland to Tusk, and on superhero movies from 2000s X-Men to Green Lantern to Logan. His work includes designing prosthetics and props as he explained to The Verge in a 2017 interview about his extensive work on Logan, Morphology FX is an all-in-one effects shop that operates onsite at…
After Google announced earlier this month that it was going to wrap Nest back into Google’s hardware operation, everyone figured we’d see a bit more overlap between the two. Sure enough, just two weeks later: the Nest Cam IQ Indoor is getting support for Google Assistant. Nest says the app update that lets users toggle Google Assistant functionality should hit sometime today. The… Read More
Just a quick bit of news for those with Nest cams around the house: a new, cheaper Nest Aware (read: the cloud recording service that also gives the camera a bit more smarts) plan is on the way. Nest has long offered two plans: a $10/month plan that lets you store the last 10 days of video history, and a $30/month plan that gave you 30 days of video history. This new plan will cost $5 per… Read More
Qualcomm is ready to show off more about what its Snapdragon 845 system architecture can do for the future of VR. Even as headsets based on the Snapdragon 835 reference design — like Lenovo’s positionally tracked Daydream headset — are just gearing up for their stateside release, we’re already looking to what the future of VR that isn’t tethered to something… Read More