News Index

“How this religious holiday became the rampant, love-fuelled corp-fest.”

Valentine's day

#Holidays
Fri, February 15th, 2019 11:10 by capnasty

Since every holiday has become an excuse for corporations to capitalise upon, Tomorrow/Today Videos explains how Valentine's Day became so commercialised. Ever wondered how this…

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“The Amazon Dash button for horny men and women who don’t feel comfortable telling their partner they’d like to have sex.”

LoveSync

#Sex
Thu, February 14th, 2019 08:57 by capnasty

The Verge brings to attention Love Sync, buttons you tap discreetly to let your partner know you are in the mood for sex if telling…

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Testing Whether the Earth is Round or Flat

Using a bicycle and two sticks.

#Science
Tue, February 12th, 2019 11:39 by capnasty

Scientist Kurtis Baute proves the earth is round using nothing more than a bicycle, two sticks, and Canada. The scientific method is an incredible thing.…

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“Make all videos fun to watch.”

Laff track

#Humour
Mon, February 11th, 2019 10:44 by capnasty

Make every YouTube video more fun to watch with this Chrome-only (sad face) plug-in that adds a laugh-track to any video. Our project Laff track…

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“Could we cover an entire desert in solar panels?”

Covering the entire Sahara desert with solar panels

#Environment
Sun, February 10th, 2019 11:32 by capnasty

On What If, a discussion as to what would happen if the entire Sahara desert was covered in solar panels—especially now that coal is clearly…

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“We should try fossil-fuel executives for crimes against humanity.”

Putting a name and a face to the global warming villains

#Environment
Sat, February 9th, 2019 11:18 by capnasty

On Jacobin magazine, Kate Aronoff argues that while recent legal action against fossil fuel companies is welcome, the next logical step would be to try…

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“He wants to create affordable prosthetic solutions for people who need them.”

Hand Solo's LEGO robotic arm

#Robots
Fri, February 8th, 2019 09:42 by capnasty

David Aguilar who was born without a right forearm due to a rare genetic condition, has turned his love for LEGOs into a way to…

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“My original music composed for PC Speaker.”

System Beeps full album

#Music
Thu, February 7th, 2019 08:41 by capnasty

shiru8bit showcases System Beeps, a full album of original music composed to play on a PC speaker. «System Beeps» is a music album in shape…

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“These mini-vehicles can cost as little as $1,000.”

Cheap Chinese low-speed electric vehicles

#Driving
Wed, February 6th, 2019 10:47 by capnasty

According to Quartz, China will soon be introducing its line of cheap electric vehicles to the United States and Europe. Albeit nowhere near as fancy…

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“As soon as you start to move it assists seamlessly.”

Samsung's walk-assisting exoskeleton

#Technology
Tue, February 5th, 2019 09:51 by capnasty

Digital Trends looks at Samsung's walk-assisting exoskeleton which can also provide resistance training. More info here. Samsung showed off its GEMS: Gait Enhancing and Motivation…

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“Where is your data now? Follow the money.”

Who is getting rich from users' data

#Privacy
Mon, February 4th, 2019 09:45 by capnasty

On Big Think, Rita Gunther McGrath looks at how the user data economy works and where the money is going. A conservative estimate of how…

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“A 3D printer that creates an entire object at once.”

The Replicator

#Technology
Sun, February 3rd, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

Nature shows off the replicator, a 3D printer capable of creating an object all at once using light. As the projector cycled through the images,…

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China's High-Tech Dystopia

A taste of things to come

#GeorgeOrwell
Sat, February 2nd, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

Bloomberg has put together this three part mini documentaries exploring the rapid technological rise of China and how this is turning into a digital dystopia.…

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Dating Apps Turn Loneliness Into Money

But not real relationships

#Relationships
Fri, February 1st, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

In Tomorrow/Today wants to know why artificial intelligence, which can already tell us what to watch or listen to, can't automate the perfect date. We…

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“A new study [...] suggests that quitting Facebook is unequivocally positive for one's mental health.”

I am not sure if you really needed a study to determine that

#Health
Thu, January 31st, 2019 11:06 by capnasty

Salon brings to attention a study by researchers at Stanford University and New York University who determined that not using Facebook increased user's mental well-being.…

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“We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer.”

Israeli scientists think they found the cure for cancer

#Health
Wed, January 30th, 2019 10:36 by capnasty

According to The Jerusalem Report, Israeli researchers believe they may have found a cure for cancer, with little to no side-effects, and effective from day…

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“You’ll be able to buy ice cream or shampoo in a reusable container.”

Zero-waste products

#Environment
Tue, January 29th, 2019 08:06 by capnasty

Fast Company reports that major brands are planning on using Loop, a zero-waste platform where products are shipped in stainless steel containers that are then…

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“An Android-based operating system for cars.”

Does not need a smartphone to work

#Driving
Mon, January 28th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

My vehicle offers an option where I can connect my phone to its dashboard system and a limited selection of apps appear. I can easily…

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“I have magnets implanted in my hands.”

All the answers to all your questions

#Technology
Sat, January 26th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

If you have thought about implanting magnets in your skin, Charlotte Dann explains all the pros and cons of having magnets implanted in her fingers.…

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“I protect my privacy as well as I can — which is not very well.”

Reporter changes his tech habits after investigation

#Privacy
Fri, January 25th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

On The New York Times, Nick Confessore explains how his investigative work on social media and data privacy has changed his tech habits to be…

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