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mercredi 12 juin 2019, 19:43
The latest addition to Amazon's line of always-on, ever-listening, networked, insecure (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) snitchy smart speakers is the new rev of the Echo Dot Kids Edition, whose 'kid-friendly' Alexa is like surveillance Barbie without the pretense of being a toy. ...
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'Impossible Somatosensation' is a paper written by Isabel Won, Steven Gross, and Chaz Firestone Johns of Hopkins University. From the abstract: 'We show that, even in full-cue conditions with objects that can be freely inspected, subjects can be made to experience a single...
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Swidl is a robot that can quickly slide its thin flat tongue underneath gooey spills without disrupting their shapes. I can't begin to imagine a purpose for it other than forensic-grade vomit archiving (the given example is... meat towels?) but it's amazing to watch in...
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Veteran reviewer/interviewer Rick Kleffel (previously) has just posted a long podcast interview (MP3) with Neal Stephenson, discussing his latest novel, Fall; or, Dodge in Hell ('a science fiction novel with a fantasy novel stuck inside of it'). The interview ranges over...
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Callum Booth of TNW created this animated bar chart showing the rise and fall of different social media networks over the last 16 years. Firstly, I had no idea how old LinkedIn is – that damn network has been around since the beginning. We also talk a lot about MySpace’s ...
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I am not enthusiastic about Google Stadia's chances. Ars: Google says you'll need 35Mbps to play at maximum settings—that's 4K resolution, high dynamic range (HDR), and 60 frames per second (fps) with 5.1 surround sound. As PC Gamer noted last week, that adds up to...
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Thanks to advances in rapid prototyping, 'fake watches are a one-to-one replica of the real thing.' Until the camera zoomed way in, I could not tell which watch cost £10,000 and which one cost £1,000. [via Doobybrain] Image: YouTube
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Twitter's Sensitive Media Policy bans the display of 'symbols historically associated with hate groups' in your profile or banner, and of course that includes the covers of books that criticize hate groups, such as David Neiwert's 2017 book, Alt-America: The Rise of the...
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Beneath a crater on the moon lies what could be the remains of a colossal, metal-rich asteroid that hit our moon 4  billion years ago. From NY Mag: It sits 180 miles beneath the South Pole-Aitken basin — one of the solar system’s largest impact craters, and the moon’s ...
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'On average, people could actually be ingesting approximately 5 grams of microplastics every week - that’s the equivalent of a credit card.' That's according to a study by WWF, Dalberg, and the University of Newcastle, Australia. From the report (PDF): The long-term...
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The United Kingdom's security minister, Ben Wallace, really gets Lord Varys from Game of Thrones, you know? The Spider had it going on, man. He was hip and, also, with it. That imaginary man who had his love pump lopped off knew from HUMINT, apparently. From The Telegraph:...
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The 2321 piece LEGO Voltron is the first non-Star Wars set I've really, really wanted in a long time. Make no mistake, this is Lion Force Voltron, and it looks awesome! Amazon is offering one-day delivery in my area, so it'd still arrive in plenty of time for a Father's...
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You gotta give it to these French-speaking folks for trying to pronounce these difficult-for-them English words. And you gotta give it Frenchly, the makers of the video, for making the words more challenging as it goes along. Psychophysicotherapeutics, anyone? [via;...
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I recently wrote about how much I enjoyed testing the OnePlus 7 Pro. One of the nicer things about it was the fact that its in-display fingerprint reader, unlike the one in the last-gen OnePlus handset, works in a timely manner. Too bad that, no matter how quickly it can...
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Jeff Bezos and a 'dozen tech titans' enjoyed a mini-conference in a medieval Italian hamlet, reports GQ magazine. Leading the story was a group shot of the gang, which includes only two women: Ruzwana Bashir and Lynn Jurich. Problem is, Bashir and Jurich are photoshopped...
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LA's homelessness epidemic continues to rage unabated as housing prices soar and wages stagnate; the result is a 'wheel estate' boom of people living in cars and vans, with the greatest proportion of vehicles-dwellers being seniors, families with children, and working...
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Using vintage equipment, including the DECTalk Express (the machine that physicist Stephen Hawking once used to synthesize his speech), Youtuber bd594 creates an old school remix of Vanilla Ice's 1990 hit 'Ice Ice Baby.' Yo, VIP, let's kick it! Devices Used: Stephen...
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When Witcher III: The Wild Hunt was released a few years ago, everyone lost their minds over how great it was. Because my aging 2015 MacBook Pro lacked the guts to even consider running it, I never had the opportunity to take the game for a spin. It looks like the Nintendo...
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