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3D Hangouts This Week

AdaFruit - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 09:00

Hey folks, there’s no 3D hangouts show this week. Our workspaces are under construction today, so we won’t be able to LIVE stream from the bot farm. However, we’ll shall return next week! In the mean time, you can catch up on previous episodes. Here’s a handy YouTube playlist you can browse through. Thanks for watchin’, have a great week and good luck with your projects!

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Delta is handing out premium headphones to rich people

Engadget - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 09:00
Starting on July 15th, you'll find a pair of premium LSTN headphones in your seat when you fly overseas in first or business class with Delta. They're really not quite like your typically plain onboard headset, with beautiful wooden panels the headph...
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Suicide of an Uber Engineer: Widow Blames Job Stress

Slashdot - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 09:00
An anonymous reader shares a report: Joseph Thomas thought he had it made when he landed a $170,000 job as a software engineer at Uber's San Francisco headquarters last year. [...] But his time at Uber turned into a personal tragedy, one that will compel the ride-hailing company to answer questions before a judge about its aggressive work culture. Always adept with computers, Joseph Thomas worked his way up the ladder at tech jobs in his native Atlanta, then at LinkedIn in Mountain View, where he was a senior site reliability engineer. He turned down an offer from Apple to go to Uber, because he felt he could grow more with the younger company and was excited about the chance to profit from stock options when it went public. But at Uber, Thomas struggled in a way he'd never experienced in over a decade in technology. He worked long hours. He told his father and his wife that he felt immense pressure and stress at work, and was scared he'd lose his job. [...] One day in late August, Zecole (the wife) came home from dropping their boys off at school. Joseph was sitting in his car in the garage. She got into the passenger seat to talk to him. Then she saw the blood. Joseph had shot himself. [...] Uber declined to comment on the legal dispute and said Thomas never complained to the company of extreme stress or racial discrimination.

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700 million people are using Instagram

Engadget - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:34
Instagram's Stories feature beating out all of Snapchat in terms of users is so two weeks ago. Now the photo-minded social network is crowing about hitting 700 million users in rapid fashion. Specifically, 100 million folks flocked to the app within...
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Flash Flood of Fruit Juice Terrorizes Russian Town

Gizmodo - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:30

Disasters aren’t funny. But sometimes they’re kinda silly.


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'White Collar' crime tracker mocks police profiling bias

Engadget - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:21
As Police forces edge ever closer to realizing the plot of Minority Report, a new art-slash-research project aims to point out inequality in our society. With White Collar Crime Risk Zones, three artists come researchers are reworking predictive poli...
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UberEats food deliveries come to Edinburgh

Engadget - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:10
After launching in London last summer, Uber's food delivery service UberEats has expanded to Manchester, Birmingham, and recently, it added the useful option of scheduling post-pub burger drop-offs ahead of time. Tomorrow, UberEats is heading further...
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The Making of the Beast from Beauty and the Beast

AdaFruit - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:00

Making masks and costumes based on characters from film is a tale as old as time. Prop makers El Taller Factory got extra enchanting when they made a replica of the Beast’s make from the recent live-action Beauty and the Beast. It started with a sculpt that they refined until it looked like the Disney character. They added hair in small groups and punched the roots in my hand. Oh, and of course they fashioned the horns by hand and the full costume. The above timelapse video shows the intense amount of work that went into getting the costume right.

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It's Already Time to Start Speculating About Game of Thrones' Final Season

Gizmodo - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:00

Will Smith could join the long-in-development clone movie Gemini Man. A major Riverdale character will look very different in season two. The Lion King remake might have found its Timon and Pumba. Plus, bad news for Powerless. Behold, Spoilers!


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Nomiku Sous Chef essentially offers TV dinners for foodies

Engadget - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:00
Nomiku debuted nearly five years ago with a pretty innovative idea: affordable sous vide cooking in your own home. Back then, machines that did sous vide -- a way of cooking vacuum-packed foods in a temperature-controlled water bath -- was still a pr...
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Five Years Later, Legal Megaupload Data Is Still Trapped On Dead Servers

Slashdot - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:00
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: It's been more than five years since the government accused Megaupload and its founder Kim Dotcom of criminal copyright infringement. While Dotcom himself was arrested in New Zealand, U.S. government agents executed search warrants and grabbed a group of more than 1,000 servers owned by Carpathia Hosting. That meant that a lot of users with gigabytes of perfectly legal content lost access to it. Two months after the Dotcom raid and arrest, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a motion in court asking to get back data belonging to one of those users, Kyle Goodwin, whom the EFF took on as a client. Years have passed. The U.S. criminal prosecution of Dotcom and other Megaupload executives is on hold while New Zealand continues with years of extradition hearings. Meanwhile, Carpathia's servers were powered down and are kept in storage by QTS Realty Trust, which acquired Carpathia in 2015. Now the EFF has taken the extraordinary step of asking an appeals court to step in and effectively force the hand of the district court judge. Yesterday, Goodwin's lawyers filed a petition for a writ of mandamus (PDF) with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, which oversees Virginia federal courts. "We've been asking the court for help since 2012," said EFF attorney Mitch Stolz in a statement about the petition. "It's deeply unfair for him to still be in limbo after all this time."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Add USB Charging Ports To Your Wall Outlets For $15 Each

Gizmodo - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 07:57

These days, you probably charge as many things over USB as you do over standard AC outlets, so it only makes sense to add some semi-permanent USB ports to your home.


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The UK is worried fake news will impact General Election result

Engadget - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 07:55
UK politicians are worried fake news will have an impact on the outcome of the General Election in June. Speaking with The Guardian, Damian Collins, a Conservative MP and the chairman of the culture, media and sport select committee, has warned that...
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EU court rules selling pre-loaded pirate boxes is illegal

Engadget - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 07:48
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has today handed down a judgement that could drastically affect how multimedia streaming boxes are sold across the continent. In a case involving Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN and local online store Filmspeler.nl...
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Amazon's One-Day Activewear Sale Won't Give Your Wallet Too Much of a Workout

Gizmodo - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 07:32

Spring is ripe with opportunity to get outside, but getting the right gear for the weather is always the hard part. Amazon is right there with you, marking down a ton of activewear apparel, from brands like PUMA, Adidas, Champion, Reebok, and more, so you can get outside, even if it’s just for a nice, brisk walk to…


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NFL players can track and sell their own health data

AdaFruit - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 07:00

Via Engadget

Professional athletes know that it’s not just the matches and training sessions that matter: it’s what you do in your downtime too. Whoop’s wearable straps specialise in this area, tracking your movement, heart rate, and ambient temperature to better understand your health and recovery rate. Now, it’s being adopted by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), which means straps will be handed out to every current and incoming player in the US. Whether they’ll wear them is a mystery, but the hope is that they’ll be used to track and optimize their training schedules, reducing injuries and improving in-game performance.

The partnership is being handled by the ‘OneTeam Collective,’ a sports-focused accelerator joint-owned by the NFLPA. The deal means that players will, if they choose, be able to sell their own health and performance data. That could be attractive to technology companies — who want to better the algorithms and training regimes they offer to customers — rivals teams and coaching staff. It could also be useful to medical professionals who need a substantial dataset to conduct new research and analysis. In addition, Whoop and the NFLPA will be generating reports to “advance player safety” and “maximize athletic performance.”

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How America's Secret Nuke Police Hunted For Dirty Bombs in the 1970s

Gizmodo - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 07:00

Bomb threats have been a part of American life since at least the 19th century. But in the 1970s the types of threats shifted dramatically. The people making bomb threats in the US started to claim their bombs had nuclear materials. By 1975, the US started a new task force to deal with the threats, and we at Gizmodo…


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Twitter is gaining more users, losing less money

Engadget - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 06:47
Twitter has updated us on the state of its business and, if you squint, you can almost see that things are picking up for the service. The company revealed that while revenues fell by $164 million, it managed to trim its quarterly losses down to just...
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Pioneer and Onkyo slip Chromecast support into more audio devices

Engadget - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 06:01
Owners of some recent audio products from Onkyo and Pioneer don't need a dongle for Chromecast support anymore. At CES in 2016 Google announced a push for Chromecast support in more audio products, but it's taken until now for updates adding the feat...
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