News Index

“It knows the very contours of my face.”

The era of surveillance is already here according to news from around the world

#Privacy
Sat, June 15th, 2019 10:00 by capnasty

On Nautilus, Barclay Bram looks at the invasive power of WeChat on the lives of its citizens. People are regularly arrested for messages they send…

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“What if we could create our own miniature sun here on earth?”

Why nuclear fusion is coming

#Future
Fri, June 14th, 2019 10:00 by capnasty

In this video by Thoughty2 , Arran Lomas explains how the sun works, what fusion is, how it works, and why it's coming. Fusion request…

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“Self-driving vans are actually the least novel-seeming part of the unveiling.”

Last-mile delivery with robots

#Robots
Thu, June 13th, 2019 10:00 by capnasty

According to ZDNet BoxBot is a new company focusing on autonomous last-mile deliveries. Recently emerged from stealth, the goal of the company is not only…

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“This has do be done, Anderson added, within the next five years.”

We have only five years to deal with climate change

#Environment
Wed, June 12th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

James Anderson, a Harvard University professor of atmospheric chemistry, notes that we only have five years to save ourselves from climate change before we hit…

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“A decentralized network of 3d gun-printing advocates has mobilized online.” #3DPrinting #GunControl #Decentralized

3D printed guns

#Technology
Tue, June 11th, 2019 10:00 by capnasty

Tony Jacix has this fascinating video that looks at the growing world of gunsmiths who print their weapons using 3D printers. Ivan says he knows…

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“How far fake watches have come.”

It is getting harder and harder to distinguish fakes

#Crime
Mon, June 10th, 2019 10:00 by capnasty

Gizmodo brings to attention this video by Watchfinder & Co. in which they compare a real Rolex next to a fake one and showcase just…

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“The artwork makes it possible to buy followers or likes in just a few seconds.”

Quick Fix

#Art
Fri, June 7th, 2019 08:53 by capnasty

Quick Fix is an art installation by Belgian-based artist Dries Depoorter that, for the cost of just a few coins, allows you to get likes…

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“Cities are booming and at the same time living spaces are shrinking.”

IKEA's Robotic Furniture

#Products
Thu, June 6th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

You've all seen this idea before: small spaces with extremely flexible multi-role furniture. Usually an home-made solution by an architect or a clever designer living…

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“You're gonna use a j-turn if up ahead, for whatever reason, you see something you don't like.”

Tactical Driving Techniques

#HowTo
Wed, June 5th, 2019 09:55 by capnasty

Albeit I drive like a grandfather—slow and steady wins the race— and have never gone faster than the speed limit, watching this video on a…

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“Non-verbals is anything that communicates but is not a word.”

How to read body language

#HowTo
Tue, June 4th, 2019 10:00 by capnasty

Wired has this video featuring former FBI agent Joe Navarro who explains how to read body language. Joe shatters many myths—such as crossing our arms—and…

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Learn to Tie Any Kind of Knot Using These Animated Tutorials

Animated Knots

#HowTo
Mon, June 3rd, 2019 12:30 by capnasty

It can't get any more straightforward than this: the Animated Knots website shows you how to make any kind of knot with its animated tutorials.

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“Body-worn palettes for painters.”

Painting solutions for painters on the go

#Art
Sat, June 1st, 2019 10:47 by capnasty

Core77 shows off unusual and remarkably clever ways to store and carry pigment so that you can paint on the go. Above, a video showcasing…

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“Always scan for 'droids.”

Star Wars SC 3, 5, 16, 29, 38 Reimagined

#StarWars
Fri, May 31st, 2019 10:20 by capnasty

In their classic fashion, Auralnauts takes classic scenes from Star Wars featuring Dark Vader and give him surprisingly calm logic about his actions. Ah, making…

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“We’re headed toward a future in which 'virtual' lovers replace human ones.”

Digisexuals

#Sex
Thu, May 30th, 2019 09:09 by capnasty

Futurism shows off the extremely realistic robots from DS Doll Robotics and suggests we may be heading towards a world of “digisexuals” sooner than predicted.…

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“The world’s first raspberry-picking robot is attempting to harvest one of the fruits.”

Robocrop

#Robots
Wed, May 29th, 2019 07:28 by capnasty

The Guardian looks at a raspberry-picking robot developed by Fieldwork Robotics capable of picking 25,000 raspberries a day—humans can pick 15,000 in an eight hour…

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“Many [Silicon Valley] parents now have serious concerns about tech's impact on kids' psychological and social development.”

Silicon Valley parents don't give their children any screen time

#Health
Sun, May 26th, 2019 09:50 by capnasty

Noting that tech companies are using the same tactics seen by tobacco companies to get kids hooked on their products, Business Insider notes on a…

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“Recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence.”

The Rise of the Machines

#Technology
Sat, May 25th, 2019 10:13 by capnasty

BBC's Click has this short video looking how far along AI has come, while also raising the issues facial recognition software is having. We look…

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“A two-legged robot created by Agility Robotics, designed to get your delivery from a car to your door.”

Digit

#Robots
Fri, May 24th, 2019 10:01 by capnasty

Ford's two-legged folding robot is designed to tackle the delivery portion between a self-driving vehicle and its destination. Autonomous deliveries and self-driving vehicles may be…

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“For the first time in the history of life, we can affect the future of our evolution.”

Third genetically modified baby due in China

#Hate
Thu, May 23rd, 2019 11:11 by capnasty

With the news that a third genetically modified child is on its way in China, CNBC's panel during Healthy Returns indicated that as human beings…

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“Self-driving trucks will begin hauling mail between USPS facilities.”

The United States Postal Service is testing self-driving trucks

#Robots
Wed, May 22nd, 2019 10:51 by capnasty

Reuters reports that the USPS is testing self-driving trucks between Phoniex and Dallas to see if this upcoming technology will decrease delivery times and costs.…

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