MythBusters Final Results

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If you love MythBusters and you are curious about the final result of their experiments, the web site MythResults summarizes all 271 episodes of the show so you can quickly see what’s fact and what’s fiction.

The MythBusters tested over 1,000 distinct myths in 271 hour-long episodes spanning 14 years, resulting in a vast amount of information about common myths and interesting phenomena. There you can read a full-on summary, including an explanation of the test and the science behind the results.  Continue reading “MythBusters Final Results”

3 States Advance Privacy Legislation

www.usnews.comWhile most privacy activists have their attention on the FBI-Apple standoff, a number of states are considering important bills to help stop mass surveillance – no matter what the outcome.

In Oklahoma last week, the Senate passed a bill that would strictly limit the use of Automated license plate readers and help block a nationwide license plate tracking program.

Also in Oklahoma, the House passed a bill to require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before conducting drone

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HK-Video game where you play cat exploring Kowloon Walled City

thank_screen_011HK is working on game where you are a cat exploring the famous Kowloon Walled City. Here is the latest update from their blog:

Here is a quick Q/A for some questions you asked the most.

-Why don’t you post updates more often ?
-> Our team is composed of two humans and two cats, unfortunately one of these cat is responsible of the communication. Continue reading “HK-Video game where you play cat exploring Kowloon Walled City”

Barcelona Bitcoin Community and Andreas Antonopoulos-Thoughts on the future of money- FabLab Barcelona 24th March 2016

AA and BBCBarcelona Bitcoin Community proudly presents next Bitcoin meetup in FabLab Barcelona with special guest Andreas Antonopoulos. The meeting is scheduled for 24th of March 2016 and will take place at our great hosts from FabLab Barcelona.

Language (talk and Q&A): English
Free entrance with previous reservation.

Andreas Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. He is the author of “Mastering Bitcoin”, published by O’Reilly Media and considered by many to be the best technical guide to bitcoin.

As an engaging public speaker, teacher and writer,  Andreas makes complex subjects accessible and easy to understand. As an advisor, he helps Continue reading “Barcelona Bitcoin Community and Andreas Antonopoulos-Thoughts on the future of money- FabLab Barcelona 24th March 2016”

What is NASA Spinoff and how life on Earth profiting from it?

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NASA technology is all around us, turning trash into oil, saving women from a deadly complication of childbirth, and putting the bubbles in beer.

These technologies and more are featured in the 2016 edition of NASA’s annual Spinoff publication, highlighting the many places NASA shows up in daily life and the aeronautics and space programs where the innovations got their start. Continue reading “What is NASA Spinoff and how life on Earth profiting from it?”

Rogue waves Prediction?

Rogue WavesIt’s bad enough to be on the sea during a storm, with the ship rocking in the high winds and rolling with the tempest-tossed waves. But it could always be worse. Rogue waves are twice as large as the surrounding waves, which in stormy seas can be absolutely massive. Seafarers have reported waves like this over 110 feet tall, large enough to swamp a ship.

Rogue waves are unpredictable, coming seemingly out of nowhere. Until now, the only warnings that a Continue reading “Rogue waves Prediction?”

Ubuntu Core-Snappy is here. Let’s Internet of Things revolution starts now

SnappyUbuntu Core, also known as Snappy, is a stripped down version of Ubuntu, designed to run securely on autonomous machines, devices and other internet-connected digital things. From homes to drones, these devices are set to revolutionise many aspects of our lives, but they need an operating system that is different from that of traditional PCs.

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Coca Cola wants to be VR too…

While it’s just an experiment the company is showing off, Coca-Cola is nevertheless toying with the idea of turning 12-packs of soda into pretty legit VR headsets. While a lot of assembly is required, it’s one of the better ways we’ve seen VR find its way to the masses. Even if you don’t drink soda, someone you know that does would probably give you their … Continue reading Coca Cola wants to be VR too…

Boston Dynamics promoting the new version of Atlas

boston-dynamics-atlasA new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated.

It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. This version of Atlas is about 5′ 9″ tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs. In the next video Continue reading “Boston Dynamics promoting the new version of Atlas”

Apps in Real-Time. The real ticker for App’s statistics

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New Ticr coming from Retale.com. Here is what we found on their webpage:
While it’s second nature for you to WhatsApp a winky face across the ocean, or stream cat videos on your evening commute, your little phone is sending signals to outer space like a handheld piece of magic.

We tracked the real-time activity of some of the world’s Continue reading “Apps in Real-Time. The real ticker for App’s statistics”

Get Leo the Ultimate Award

Oscar's RampageThis year, as DiCaprio eyes an Oscar for his leading role in The Revenant, you can join in Leo’s quest for a trophy.

Get Leo the Ultimate Award or die trying in Leo’s Red Carpet Rampage, an arcade style platform game where you race down the red carpet on a quest for the ultimate award. Collect as many Emmy’s and Golden Globes as you can along the way. But beware of pushy photographers and watch out for Lady Gaga… and Icebergs

Leo’s Red Carpet Rampage was made by The Line Animation at Continue reading “Get Leo the Ultimate Award”

USB butt-plug-Breakthroughs in rectal data hosting

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We found intriguing method to hide your important files:

USB – Micro SD card reader, butt plug and data storage dongle! Back that data up like a boss! Show’em the files you be work’n with

Price 27.32 + shipping
Never forget those important files again, don’t keep them with you, keep them IN you!

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Windows 10 and How to say farewell to your privacy?

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Back in November Microsoft confirmed Windows 10’s worst kept secret: its extensive telemetry (or ‘spying’ as it has been labelled) cannot be stopped. What no-one realised until now, however, is just how staggering the extent of this tracking really is…

Blowing the lid on it this week is Voat user CheesusCrust whose extensive investigation found Windows 10 contacts Continue reading “Windows 10 and How to say farewell to your privacy?”

4D Printing: Shapeshifting Architecture

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A team at the Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS has developed a new micro-scale printing method to create transformable objects. These “4D-printed” objects go a step beyond 3D printing to incorporate a fourth dimension–time.
The method was inspired by the way plants change shape over time in response to environmental stimuli. This orchid-shaped structure is printed with a hydro gel composite ink containing aligned cellulose fibrils, which enable an-isotropic swelling. A proprietary mathematical model developed by the team precisely predicts how the fibrils will swell in water. Continue reading “4D Printing: Shapeshifting Architecture”

Barcelona Mini Maker Fair 2016

Min Maker FaireMaker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations and share their learnings. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth Continue reading “Barcelona Mini Maker Fair 2016”

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Bitcoin TicrCube presented at Barcelona Mini Maker Fair

TicrCube_500pxInteresting project can be found this year at Barcelona Mini Maker fair 2016.
The purpose of the TicrCube is to display the current Bitcoin price in a local currency. Many Bitcoin enthusiasts (including ourselves) check the Bitcoin price several times per day online or via smartphone apps, but currently no dedicated device exists to do this effortlessly. The TicrCube is wireless and intended to stay at the user’s office desk or workstation, but it could brought along outdoors. The device connects to the local WiFi network or hotspot of the user, polls the Bitcoin price Continue reading “Bitcoin TicrCube presented at Barcelona Mini Maker Fair”

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Green FabLab Barcelona-Learning from nature to change the world

_DSC0117Last weekend we were invited to visit Green Fab in the outskirts of Barcelona. A project promoted by Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and part of the Fab City network. One dream place for green thinking and birthplace for many of the environment-friendly and adorable projects coming out from Makers community recently. The Lab is situated in the center of Collserola park-the largest metropolitan park in the world – 22 times larger than Central Park in New York. Incredible Continue reading “Green FabLab Barcelona-Learning from nature to change the world”

Happy Birthday Wikipedia

images.duckduckgo.comJanuary 15 is known to Wikipedians as Wikipedia day. Before 2001, an encyclopedia could cost thousands of dollars, trees, water and ink, and let’s face it, was really really hard to carry around. Today we can reach millions of referenced articles, photos, illustrations, sources, and word definitions from anywhere we can reach the internet. And the volunteers who have been creating this amazing work for 15 years don’t charge anything for it. They want to share all knowledge with every person.  Ten Facts about Continue reading “Happy Birthday Wikipedia”

3D Printing Metal from Rust

A team of Northwestern University engineers has created a new way to print three-dimensional metallic objects using rust and metal powders.

While current methods rely on vast metal powder beds and expensive lasers or electron beams, Northwestern’s new technique uses liquid inks and common furnaces, resulting in a cheaper, faster, and more uniform process. The Northwestern team also demonstrated that the new method works for an extensive variety of metals, metal mixtures, alloys, and metal oxides and compounds. “This is exciting because most advanced manufacturing methods

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You Can Fold LG’s New OLED Displays Like A Newspaper

In 2014 LG announced that it has built an 18-inch-OLED display that rolls up like your daily newspaper. Now the company is ready to remove the drapes of secrecy and unveil its ultra-thin display at CES 2016.

These rollable, bendable, and curving displays are already being pushed forward by the likes of Samsung, Sony, Sharp and other others. Along the similar lines, LG has announced in the past that it has invested $8.7bn into OLED development. Continue reading “You Can Fold LG’s New OLED Displays Like A Newspaper”

States Opened the Door to Armed Police Drones

Tennessee House Bill 1456 (HB1456) sponsored by Rep. David Byrd and South Carolina House Bill 4425 (H.4425) sponsored by Rep. Wendell G. Gilliard (D-Charleston), would both ban the use of weaponized drones by persons within the state. That certainly counts as a good thing. But both pieces of legislation specifically exempt state and local law enforcement from the Continue reading “States Opened the Door to Armed Police Drones”

WhatsApp blocked in Brazil-now restored

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Image of WhatsApp logo and Brazil flag. Image credit: Hackread

Open letter to Telefónica says telcos should push back on government requests for internet shutdowns, not shame companies like WhatsApp. Last Thursday, a court in Brazil ordered telcos to shut down WhatsApp, the most popular mobile messaging service in the country. Telcos complied, and the service was inaccessible to tens of millions of users for hours, until a higher court overturned the order. e of the Continue reading “WhatsApp blocked in Brazil-now restored”

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HTTP status code for legal take downs of websites : Error 451-Approved

Fahrenheit-451-Ray-Bradbury-1953-1024x716HTTP status codes are a core part of helping your browser understand what to do with a page. You’re probably familiar with 404 — page not found — but there are a plethora of others, like 302, which help tell your browser a page has moved.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has finally created a standard for when a page has been taken down due to legal reasons. The new status code, 451, indicates Continue reading “HTTP status code for legal take downs of websites : Error 451-Approved”

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Pirate Bay Founder: ‘I Have Given Up’ (English and BG version)

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“The internet is shit today. It’s broken. It was probably always broken, but it’s worse than ever.”

My conversation with Peter Sunde, one of the founders and spokespersons of The Pirate Bay, did not Continue reading “Pirate Bay Founder: ‘I Have Given Up’ (English and BG version)”

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Racist of the Year Award winner announced by Survival International

Survival gives Racist of the Year Award 2015 to Brazilian state deputy Fernando Furtado

Survival International today announced the winner of the Racist of the Year Award 2015 as Fernando Furtado, a deputy in the Brazilian state of Maranhao. Furtado, of the Communist Party of Brazil, was given the award for comments he Continue reading “Racist of the Year Award winner announced by Survival International”

Vuvuzela-Untraceable Anonymous Messaging System from MIT

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Scientists at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created an anonymous messaging system, in the same category as Tor, I2P, and HORNET, which takes a different approach to relaying messages between two parties.

The system, dubbed Continue reading “Vuvuzela-Untraceable Anonymous Messaging System from MIT”

Welcome to the Internet of Drones

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UAVIA providing the most demanding businesses with connected aerial surveillance and inspection tools. Their solutions make it possible to collect and analyze aerial data in real time. Without ever leaving your desk. UAVIA’s patent pending technology opens new perspectives by enabling total autonomous Continue reading “Welcome to the Internet of Drones”

Digital Security software for 2016

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We have made this in 2015…. And yes – in 2016 we will repeat that and publish our updated list with software we think is good to share it with everyone who cares about the way they communicate in Internet or just want to keep data safe and unreachable from all the bad guys out there. We will split the helpful Software and Continue reading “Digital Security software for 2016”

Biowearables… Someone ?

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The newest activity tracking device may not even be a device. Austin-based software design firm Chaotic Moon Studios has created a concept prototype for tech tattoos, a circuit that you can wear on the surface of your skin. The components are attached with Continue reading “Biowearables… Someone ?”

Борбата срещу Ислямска държава в Ирак и Сирия

Израелският журналист Итай Анхел прекосява смело границите на Сирия и Ирак, за да разкаже за единствените бойци, успели да спрат настъплението на Ислямска държава в Ирак и Сирия (ИДИС) – кюрдските бойци-партизани. Continue reading Борбата срещу Ислямска държава в Ирак и Сирия

Nokia launched OZO VR camera on November 30th

Filmmaking of the future will take audiences on a truly immersive journey. Ahead of the official launch of #OZO on November 30, innovators Ted Schilowitz, Sid Ganis and Steve Schklair expound on how #OZO will affect the entire film industry.

Nokia announced that its Ozo VR camera now has a price tag: $60,000. The company is now accepting Continue reading “Nokia launched OZO VR camera on November 30th”