Back in 2012, [sjm4306] was surprised when his breadboard rendition of the classic “Magic 8-Ball” popped up on Hackaday. If he had known the project was going to be enshrined on these hallowed pages, he might have tidied things up a bit. Now with nearly a decade of additional electronics …read more
Itâs nearly the holidays, which means that in the long-standing tradition of the internet, itâs also time for novelty, themed Yule log videos. And this year brings an excellent new entry: a roaring fireplace in the House of Hades, from Supergiant Gamesâ Hades.
The video is in crisp 4K, showing off the lovely art of the game (one of our favorites this year): the fireplace is decked out in gilded skulls and opulent marble, while creeping pomegranates add a dash of color to the proceedings. There are also the essential sounds of any good Yule log: the roar of a fireplace, with the crisp, crackling sound of the logs. (Thereâs a Hades spin, with murmurs and echoes from deeper within the House whispering just at the edge of hearing.)
Today I learned that the iPhoneâs built-in calculator app has a scientific mode â and all you have to do to access it is turn your phone on its side. If youâre the type of person who keeps your phone permanently in portrait lock (like me), this might come as a surprise to you, as it did to many of us here at The Verge.
that glimpse of an alternate universe vibe when you turn your iPhone sideways and all of a sudden itâs a scientific calculator pic.twitter.com/PNxLVpXRAS
This unlocks all sorts of functionality, like adding numbers to memory, parentheses, exponents, and all those trig functions from back in high school. The feature isnât exactly new, or hidden: It was introduced in iOS…
Fans of Daft Punkâs incredible Tron: Legacy score will receive a pretty good holiday gift this year: an extended version thatâs now available on Spotify and Apple Music.
Tron: Legacy The Complete Edition adds nine tracks that werenât available on the original score, according to Polygon. Hereâs the catch: these arenât new songs. Some are iTunes exclusives; others are tracks that were only available on vinyl. Thereâs also an Amazon MP3 bonus track and â get this â a Nokia Music Store bonus track. The Complete Edition simply marks the first time itâs all been collected in one place.
Even though the tracks arenât new, Iâm excited about having an extended, complete version of the score available on Spotify. I love Tron: Legacy and adore…
Like many non-gamers, I have experienced Cyberpunk 2077 mostly through news articles and Twitter posts. And Iâve got to say â this is possibly the best way to experience it.
I mean, look â Iâve heard about this game for years, because a lot of my coworkers and friends are gamers. Everyone got all hype! I had to delay the end-of-year package I was project-managing in order to accommodate it.
If you own a PS4 or PS5 and need to renew your PlayStation Plus membership soon, Eneba has an incredible deal on its website right now: Verge readers can get two one-year PlayStation Plus subscriptions for only $60 by entering offer code VERGEPLUS at checkout. This is a real bargain â normally, one year of PlayStation Plus retails for $60. So if you are looking to stock up on this subscription for a couple of years or want to keep one and gift the other, take advantage of this deal â it will likely sell out quickly.
PlayStation Plus is a paid online subscription service that comes with a ton of perks for members, including occasional discounts during PlayStation Store sales and free games that switch up usually on a monthly cadence,…
We seem to want our PCB design software to do everything these days, and it almost delivers. You can not only lay it all out, check electrical and design rules, and even spit out a bill of materials, but many PCB tools produce 3D models that are good enough to …read more
A number of beloved DC titles are moving from DC Universe to HBO Max on January 1st, including Batman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond.
Starting in 2021, series and movies like Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, and Batman: Bad Blood will become available to HBO Max subscribers. Other DC titles available on other streamers, including Superman: Doomsday and Superman: Man of Tomorrow, will also be available on HBO Max. The full list can be seen on WarnerMediaâs site.
The move isnât too surprising considering DC previously announced its DC Universe streaming service will transform into a comics-exclusive platform, to be called DC Universe Infinite, beginning on January 21st. Shows and films still…
Samsung has been caught deleting an ad that makes fun of Apple for not including a charging brick with the iPhone 12 â the same thing itâs rumored to be doing with its Galaxy S21 phones. The Facebook post was made by Samsung Caribbean back in October, and it had a picture of a charging brick with the caption âIncluded with your Galaxyâ (via 9to5Google).
This isnât the first time Samsung has deleted ads after adopting the same practice it previously mocked Apple for. Back when the Galaxy Note 10 launched without a headphone jack,…
Samsungâs Galaxy Chromebook 2 seems like it will improve on the battery life and price of its predecessor, according to leaked Samsung slides (via 9to5Google). The previous Galaxy Chromebook was an attractively designed 2-in-1 that nonetheless faltered due to its battery life and high $999 price tag. If these slides are to be believed, then next year might hold some Chromebooks to be hopeful about.
The most important change is that battery life. The slides shared by leaker WalkingCat say Samsung is targeting 12-plus hours of battery life on this new model. Thatâs a lot more than the measly 4 hours and 20 minutes (and the 8 hours Samsung promised) we observed in our review of this yearâs model.
Sonyâs critically acclaimed 2018 animated superhero movie, which saw Miles Morales step into the web slingerâs suit and save the world with the help of a few other Spider-beings, is leaving Netflix on December 25th. Thatâs two days from now. Itâs also unclear where Into the Spider-Verse will end up. Sony doesnât have a major streaming platform, and none of the other big streamers â HBO Max, Disney Plus, Peacock, Apple TV Plus, or Amazon Prime Video â have announced that itâs arriving.
Streaming shuffles arenât new. Movies and TV shows leave Netflix (or…
Robot Barber 2.0 improves on the previous design by adding a few new bells and whistles, as well as an improved pattern carving setup that basically shaves a pattern in hair like a 3D printer operates.
It was time to take another pass on the hair cutting robot.
The fortunate among us may very well have a bit of time off from work coming up, and while most of that time will likely be filled with family obligations and festivities, there’s probably going to be some downtime. And if you should happen to find yourself with a half …read more
Eink displays have been getting more and more readily available. Now is a better time than ever to include one in your project. They come in lots of different sizes and even now have multi color options. Collin, in the conintuation of his “Collin’s Lab” educational series, tackles this display […]
Face-recognition tech has penetrated all sectors of everyday life in China. As Jiayi notes, it’s “it is now used in stores for pay-by-face, in hotels and public transportation for identification checks, and even in schools for monitoring in-class behavior.” — Read the rest
Here’s a little light and wonder during this rather anxious and overcast holiday season.
It’s the Post:ballet dance troupe and members of the Berkeley Ballet Theater performing Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Snowflakes” from The Nutcracker on the former Naval Air Station in Alameda, CA. — Read the rest