This designer took photos of the Moon by attaching a telephoto lens to his Game Boy Camera

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Many people have figured out ways to hack and adapt Nintendo’s Game Boy, but designer Bastiaan Ekeler’s Canon lens adapter is visually one of the most bizarre yet. Ekeler’s device might not be practical, but if you ever wanted to know what the Moon looks like captured via Game Boy Camera, here it is.

Nintendo’s Game Boy Camera is an accessory that was manufactured from 1998 to 2002. Compatible with all Game Boy platforms, it snapped in the cartridge slot and took black and white photos at a resolution of 128 x 112. As pointed out by Engadget, Ekeler isn’t the first to make mods to the camera, but his version does stand alone in sheer proportion ridiculousness.

The adapter was first drawn in Rhino 3D, then manufactured with a Monoprice…

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Westworld Spoilers Club season 2, episode 7: Les Écorchés

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Westworld fans who were missing the presence of Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) had reason to celebrate last week. Not only did the series delve into The Cradle, a Matrix-like computer simulation that serves as a backup for all of the park’s hosts, but in its final moments it also revealed that the consciousness of Dr. Ford had been uploaded into the system — allowing Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright) to chat with his former colleague inside a virtual Mariposa saloon. The moment reframed much of the season, explaining how the Man in Black (Ed Harris) has been able to receive messages from Ford, and suggesting that the bloody uprising of free will-enabled hosts may have been just another carefully orchestrated narrative, with Ford’s…

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Apple announces iOS 12 with new AR features, Photos improvements, and more

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Apple just took the wraps off of its new iOS 12 feature list at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Augmented reality, ARKit 2, sharing, and Shortcuts are some of the breakout features of iOS 12. The former two features will add new AR experiences to Apple’s iPhone and iPad product lines.

The Measure app is one of the new iOS 12 additions revolving around AR for iOS 12, which allows you to measure 3D objects in the real world. Users can tap an object to measure them in 3D. Photos app is also seeing an update, now with access to sharing suggestions for people detected in the shot. It’s a lot of what we’ve seen before on Google Photos, but now native to iOS 12.

The Shortcuts app is another new iOS 12 addition, including…

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Siri will soon be able to pull off multistep routines through Shortcuts

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Siri is getting a significant update, Apple announced at its annual developer conference today. It’s getting a new feature called Shortcuts, which is basically a way to get Siri to go through a multistep routine.

“We want to make Siri do much more for you,” says VP of software Craig Federighi. Now you can record and assign your own phrases as Shortcuts and once Siri hears those phrases repeated, it will perform a series of actions.

For instance, you can record the phrase “I lost my keys,” and it can activate your own Tile to ring your keys so you can find them. Shortcuts could even help you do grocery shopping.

Shortcuts will also work with Siri’s Suggestions feature, which is getting a few additional updates. If you’re running late for…

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iBooks gets a redesign and new Apple Books branding in iOS 12

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iBooks is getting a new update in iOS, with a updated redesign and a new name: Apple Books.

The new Apple Books will now feature a new “Reading Now” section when you first open the app, showing you a live preview of the book you most recently were reading and where you left off. There’s also an updated library view that puts a better emphasis on your content, and a new Apple Books store that appears to be inspired by the App Store redesign from iOS 11, with the same highlighted content for books and audiobooks that Apple’s already been offering with apps.

Apple Books will launch alongside iOS 12, which is expected to be out sometime this fall.

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Google’s Hangouts Meet will soon be compatible with hardware from Polycom and Cisco

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G Suite is about to get a slew of new integrations. Hangouts Meet, for example, is Google’s designated video conferencing solution for businesses, but while it’s easy enough to use, most businesses have already invested in similar solutions from the likes of Polycom and Cisco — or they have opted for Microsoft’s Skype for Business as […]

A couple of bros posing in front of a shiny car get windshield smashed for stopping traffic

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What do you think — was this a staged incident involving three douchebags, or a real incident involving two douchebags and one asshole with a bat?

UPDATE: Jalopnik says it was faked:

How do we know? Coby Persin, first of all, is the sort of contrived ass who makes YouTube videos that are “just a prank, bro” or “a social experiment, bro,” with titles like Most Epic Gold Digger Prank Ever!!! (EXPOSED) and Kylie Jenner Look-A-Like Pranks New York City!

Faked video gets much better

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Researchers have developed a generative neural network to make fake videos of talking heads. It’s getting a lot harder to tell the difference between real and deep fakes.

We present a novel approach that enables photo-realistic re-animation of portrait videos using only an input video. In contrast to existing approaches that are restricted to manipulations of facial expressions only, we are the first to transfer the full 3D head position, head rotation, face expression, eye gaze, and eye blinking from a source actor to a portrait video of a target actor.

The Right Stuff: Adam Savage and astronaut Jim Newman talk with Ariel Waldman

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On Tested’s Offworld, Boing Boing pals Ariel Waldman and Adam Savage talk with astronaut Jim Newman about the 1983 film The Right Stuff, early NASA missions, and how “astronaut culture” has changed over the years.

Alan Shepard: Dear Lord, please don’t let me fuck up.

Gordon Cooper: I didn’t quite copy that. Say again, please.

Alan Shepard: I said everything’s A-OK.

America: where rising productivity means longer working hours

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In most countries, rising productivity means fewer working hours: but US workers, among the world’s most productive, put longer hours than other rich-country workers, especially nordic workers — if America’s productivity/hours curve worked like it does in Denmark and Norway, American workers would get an additional 2.2 months of vacation every year.
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Apple WWDC 2018: the latest announcements from the keynote

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Developer conference season generally wraps every year with Apple’s WWDC in June, where the company will showcase its latest in iOS, macOS, Siri, and all things Apple TV and Watch. It all begins when CEO Tim Cook takes the stage on Monday, June 4th to introduce updates to the company’s mobile and desktop OS. And perhaps there will be a few surprises in store for developers and consumers alike. Catch up on all the latest from San Jose right here on The Verge.

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Asus unveils USB-C gaming headset with a quad-DAC built in

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<em>Asus ROG Delta Type-C on the Scar II laptop at Computex 2018.</em>

Asus has announced a gaming headset called the ROG Delta Type-C, which as the name implies, sports a type-C USB connector. It also comes with a type-A adapter for backwards compatibility to legacy ports.

Inside, the headset has a quad-DAC array that splits the sound, with each DAC devoted to a frequency range: lows from 20-150Hz, mids from 150-5,000Hz, highs from 5,000-20,000Hz, and ultrahighs from 20,000-40,000Hz. These four signals are then combined, and Asus says the resulting SNR (signal to noise ratio — a comparison of the level of signal power to the level of background noise) is 127dB. Complementing the DACs are 50mm Essence drivers, the same seen on Asus’ Strix Fusion gaming headset.

The headset’s lighting is obviously a focal…

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Apple may lower the price of this year’s updated iPhone X

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Apple might lower the prices of its crop of new iPhones, if the latest research note from well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (now at a new gig at TF International Securities) is to be believed, via MacRumors.

According to Kuo, those prices will be somewhat cheaper than the last wave of iPhones, which saw the popular smartphone cross the $1,000 mark for the first time with the iPhone X. Instead, Kuo claims that the second-gen iPhone X will cost between $800 and $900, the iPhone X Plus will be $900 to $1,000, and the entry-level 6.1-inch LCD option will be in the $600 to $700 range.

While Kuo is generally pretty reliable when it comes to his predictions…

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Live from Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote

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It’s that time again. This morning kicks off Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference. It’s a week of programming focused on developers, but this morning’s big event has a little something for everyone. Here’s a quick break down of what we can likely expect when Tim Cook takes the stage this morning. The keynote will […]

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