The idea seemed simple: if you find yourself regularly ordering the same thing from Amazon coffee, laundry detergent, whatever why not replace the whole ordering process with a button you put somewhere in your house? Push a button, get a thing. And from that, Amazon’s Dash Button was born. Announced one day before […]
WiFi was the killer technology that made home networking easy. No more messing around with hubs and cables and drilling holes in walls, simply turn the devices on and hit connect. Over time the speed and range has increased, but those with larger houses or granny flats out back have …read more
CBS is bringing back Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: Picard sometime next year on its streaming platform All Access. Before it debuts, fans will be able to see what the character has been up to in a new comic series and novel, says StarTrek.com.
The company announced that IDW Publishing will release a three-issue comic series called Star Trek: Picard Countdown, which will be written by Mike Johnson and Kirsten Beyer, who is a supervising producer on the TV show. The series will be about a mission that changes Picards life. In February, Simon & Schuster will release a prequel novel called Star Trek:The Last Best Hope, which will lead directly into the show and introduce a number of new characters in it. That book will be written by Una…
CBS All Access, the networks subscription video service, can now be subscribed to and watched through the Apple TV app. It joins the range of subscription-based Apple TV Channels that Apple already offers, including HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, and Epix.
Its possible to subscribe to CBS All Access through many different means, but if you go with Apple TV Channels, youll be able to download shows for offline viewing and stream everything from right within the Apple TV app on Apple TV, iOS devices, and recent Samsung TVs no CBS app required. Apple handles the streams for its channels and promises the best-possible video and audio quality.
All Access costs $9.99 per month as an Apple TV Channel, which is the same…
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The shows are part of a deal between the BBC and AT&Ts WarnerMedia, and will include all the current seasons of Doctor Who as well as classic shows such as The Office, Top Gear, Luther, and The Honourable Woman when it launches in the spring of 2020. HBO Max will also get a number of newer shows, like Ghosts, Home, Pure, Stath Lets Flats, and Trigonometry.The platform will also stream the upcoming 12th series of Doctor Who after it airs on BBC America in 2020.
Those shows will join a growing roster of existing and original content on the platform. HBO Max is slated to get every episode of…
There are a lot of ugly fonts out there, but outside Papyrus, few illustrate a deeper sickness in our society. A new typeface called Ugly Gerry does just that: Each letter is formed from the shape of a single grotesquely gerrymandered district.
Today, companies and applications are widely structured on web-based systems. The information that these systems contain is dense and requires extensive processing. Various tasks are repeated, tedious and take significant amounts of time and money. These repetitive tasks can be taken care of by Web Automation. The common tasks in web automation include form filling, screen scraping, data collection, transferring between applications, website testing, and generating periodic reports.
Web Automation Tool
There are many tools available for automation. A variety of skill levels are required for the automation tool. A non-programmer might simply have to record some test scripts; whereas programmers and advanced testers need more advanced libraries and scripts.
ASP.NET Core 3.0 will run on RaspberryPi and other boards out of the box. There are also SDK binaries available in .NET Core 3.0 download page. Having a full SDK available on RaspberryPi means that we can now build applications on board. Lets see how it works.
Installing .NET Core 3.0 on a RaspberryPi
For this tutorial, I’m going to use a RaspberryPi 2 with the latest Windows 10 IoT Core. In order to download .NET Core 3.0, follow these next steps:
Selenium is a great tool for testing your user interface (UI). There are plenty of great tutorials on the web that I encourage you to review. This article is going to cover some basic setup steps and a simple .NET Core 2.1 code sample.
Assumptions: Chrome/Firefox (64-bit)/IE11/Edge (Win10 or higher).
Most of these settings have to be done for IE11 as the modern browsers do this by default or the alternative usually still works.
Always open pop-ups in a new tab.
Turn off pop-up blockers.
IE11: Enable Protected Mode for all security zones.
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Lyft pulls e-bikes in light of apparent battery fires Lyft recently won the right to launch its pedal-assist bikes in San […]
I don’t want more success. I don’t want more money. When most hedge fund managers say something like that to you, youd be justified in suspecting that theyre giving you their carefully crafted Davos riff. Because unlike many Silicon Valley billionaires who believe (or sort of believe) in the transcendence of their mission, the motives […]
I was incredibly gratified and excited to read Paul Di Filippo’s Locus review of my latest book, Radicalized; Di Filippo is a superb writer, one of the original, Mirrorshades cyberpunks, and he is a superb and insightful literary critic, so when I read his superlative-laden review of my book today, it was an absolute thrill (I haven’t been this excited about a review since Bruce Sterling reviewed Walkaway).
There’s so much to be delighted by in this review, not least a comparison to Rod Serling (!). Below, a couple paras of especial note.
His latest, a collection of four novellas, subtitled Four Tales of Our Present Moment, fits the template perfectly, and extends his vision further into a realm where impassioned advocacy, Upton-Sinclairish muckraking, and Dickensian-Hugonian ashcan realism drives a kind of partisan or Cassandran science fiction seen before mostly during the post-WWII atomic bomb panic (think On the Beach) and 1960s New Wave-Age of Aquarius agitation (think Bug Jack Barron). Those earlier troubled eras resonate with our current quandary, but the present moment under Doctorows microscope or is that a snipers crosshairs? has its own unique features that he seeks to elucidate. These stories walk a razors edge between literature and propaganda, aesthetics and bludgeoning, subtlety and stridency, rant and revelation. The only guaranteed outcome after reading is that no one can be indifferent to them…
…The Radicalized collection strikes me in some sense as an episode of a primo TV anthology series Night Gallery in the classical mode, or maybe in a more modern version, Philip K.
The rise of RESTful APIs has been met by a rise in tools for creating, testing, and managing them. Whether youre an API newbie or an expert on an intractable deadline, you have a gamut of services to help you bring your API from concept to production, and many of them wont cost you a dime.
Fitbits Versa was the companys best smartwatch yet, but it still lagged behind the category leader the Apple Watch in a few key ways. But leaks for the next-generation Versa have arrived, courtesy of noted leaker Evan Blass, and its bringing some big updates for the line, including an updated design, new AMOLED display, and support for Amazons Alexa assistant that should help Fitbit compete better with the Apple Watch.
The biggest change seems to be the design of the display, which is switching from the Fitbit-branded LCD display on the original Versa to a new AMOLED panel that should blend pretty seamlessly with the black bezel surrounding it (aided by the fact that Fitbit seems to finally have removed the Fitbit logo that used…
The somewhat zany mash-up of Ikea and Sonos ended up providing great results, in the form of the Symfonisk line of wireless speakers, including the $99 Symfonisk shelf speakers and the $179 Symfonisk table lamp speaker. The speakers are both on sale today, starting at retail stores first, with online availability to follow later. In […]
The original Versa was precisely the hit a stumbling Fitbit needed. The device was a simple and affordable Apple Watch alternative, helping the company finally break into the one bright spot in the wearable field. According to yesterdays earnings, the Versa Lite has so far failed to recapture the Versas success by offering a fewer […]
Los Angeles Boing Boing readers are invited to the premiere of the film King Baby (2019) the first feature film from filmmaker and artist Case Esparros.
King Baby is a second coming of Christ story set in a decaying world. It is a meditation on belief divided into three acts. King Baby is the firm belief that Christianity is the sublime in the wretched image. It’s a story of hope and shedding sorrow. The film is scored and features music from Case Esparros himself as well as CON-DOM, Ramleh, and Yung Lean, and stars musicians such as folk artist Sunny War and outsider musician SUPERSTAR AND STAR as the central Christ character.
Superstar and Star will perform after the screening.