Monthly Archives: April 2017

Bonhams Spring Staffordshire sale highlights include $210,000 barn find Vincent White Shadow

This ultra-rare Vincent White Shadow was acquired in 1973, but when the owner got married, the bike was ridden by the owners father for several years. When dad died in 1975, the bike was put into storage where it remained

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Monit’s smart diaper sensor lets parents avoid the sniff test

 New parents are faced with many conundrums and one of the most nerve-wracking is how to check a diaper without waking a sleeping baby. Korean startup Monit’s new Bluetooth sensor wants to make sniff tests a thing of the past

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Galaxies appear to be full of fuzzy, excited dark matter

Even though it’s suspected of making up about 85 percent of the matter in the observable universe, dark matter is a mysterious beast. It’s effectively invisible and can only be detected through its interactions with ordinary matter, but that hasn’t

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Galaxies appear to be full of fuzzy, excited dark matter

Even though it’s suspected of making up about 85 percent of the matter in the observable universe, dark matter is a mysterious beast. It’s effectively invisible and can only be detected through its interactions with ordinary matter, but that hasn’t

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A Sense of Hearing Could Make Cars Safer and More Reliable

Startup OtoSense makes software that can listen for sirens or engine trouble.

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‘Billions’ Recap 2×11: I’m Tellin’ Y’all It’s Sabotage

Bobby Axelrod springs his most elaborate—and illegal—scheme yet in a true tour de force ‘Billions’ episode.

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‘American Gods’ Premiere Talk-Back: Liberty and Justice Vore All

Holy Ian McShane’s wrinkled face, Drew, this SHOW. It’s like the strangest, most overwhelming visual endurance test for how much you want your TV shows to fuck you right up.

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Imagining five retro technologies as startup pitches

 Silicon Valley is a bubble. Go into any SoMa coffee shop and you’ll hear founders and investors alike singing the praises of Hyperloop and flying cars — sci-fi tropes reincarnated by billionaires with a god complex. This isn’t to say

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Lucid Motors’ flagship Air to offer 200 mph+ performance

Lucid Motors is one of the most exciting automotive startups since Tesla, and the big claims continue rolling in ahead of its first production car – the Air – hitting the market. We already know the base model will be

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Lucid Motors’ flagship Air to offer 200 mph+ performance

Lucid Motors is one of the most exciting automotive startups since Tesla, and the big claims continue rolling in ahead of its first production car – the Air – hitting the market. We already know the base model will be

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With AI investments, Taser could use its body camera division for predictive policing

 After announcing that it would shift some of its emphasis away from non-lethal weapons to police body cameras, for a fleeting moment it felt like the company synonymous with sticks that electrocute people was showing an interest in police accountability.

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With the war far from over, privacy activists cautiously celebrate a battle won

 After the NSA’s surprise announcement that it would pull back on a contentious surveillance tactic, privacy advocates found themselves in a strange place in 2017: They’d actually won a thing. With a mix of cautious optimism and rightfully cynical pragmatism,

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Make your own NES Classic Edition with Lakka 2.0 LibreELEC Linux distro and Raspberry Pi

The NES Classic Edition is a very fun nostalgia-based gaming console. As someone who grew up with Nintendo, I knew I wanted the mini system as soon as it was announced. A family member was able to score me one

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Musk sees 200 kph multi-level tunnel networks for cars with elevator access

Elon Musk says traffic jams will be eliminated with multi-level tunnel networks for cars. Musk spends only two or three percent of his time to the Boring company. It is a hobby. It is nevertheless making good progress. A snail

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Elon Musk gives a glimpse of electric semi truck

Elon Musk showed a teaser image for Telsa’s forthcoming electric semi truck. Elon will have a full reveal of the electric semi truck in September. The electric tucks is also self-driving. It is powerful enough to tow a regular big

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Algorithmic accountability

 When Netflix recommends you watch “Grace and Frankie” after you’ve finished “Love,” an algorithm decided that would be the next logical thing for you to watch. And when Google shows you one search result ahead of another, an algorithm made

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Reasons to be cheerful

 I know, I know, it’s been a rough year. Fury, discord, and hatred seem to be on the rise. The super-elite keep getting richer, while young workers keep getting poorer, and economic mobility has plummeted. “The best lack all conviction,

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Facebook updates Rights Manager so content owners can earn ad income from pirated videos

Like Google, Facebook places great importance on advertising. The social network not only earns money from ads itself, but also allows companies and individuals to do so by displaying ads in videos. Pirates were quick to spot a quick way

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Your next computer could be in a data center

 Most of the apps on your phone already rely on a server component to store and process your data. When you post a video on Facebook, it gets re-encoded into multiple formats on the server so that other users can

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Tempow turns your dumb Bluetooth speakers into a connected sound system

 Meet Tempow, a French startup that can make your Bluetooth speakers more versatile. The company has been working on a new implementation of the Bluetooth protocol in order to let you play music from your phone on multiple speakers and

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