Mashable
32 minutes
You might be already very familiar with the work of YouTuber Andrew Huang . He's attained quite a following for making music out of unconventional things, like water , or "99 Red Balloons" composed entirely by balloons . SEE ALSO: The only thing worse than the fidget spinner craze is fidget spinner apps Despite all that, all his fans want to see is him make music from fidget toys. "This has gotta be one of my most requested videos of all time," Huang exclaims. And so, here we are. Being an instrument that doesn't make much noise apart from a whirr and a click, it works best for a "minimal techno" track, and Huang's effort ends up being close to a tune you'd hear on record label Perlon . Read more... More about Watercooler , Videos , Music , Video , and Fidget Spinner
Mashable
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Friends, when it comes to online recreation, you've got a lot of options. You could watch an intricate candle carving video , for example. Or watch slime being made. Or watch a nice clip of waterfall. Or watch a teen pour a bunch of Orbeez into a pool. And there's fidget spinner porn now! It's all right there! Today, I'd like to throw another internet activity into the mix for your consideration: semi-truck parking videos. SEE ALSO: I am both mortified and mesmerized by these makeup destruction videos These clips, which feature massive vehicles slipping flawlessly into parking spaces, fall pretty firmly into the "oddly satisfying" category. The truck drivers, for many of whom this is standard practice, are an inspiration for bad parkers like yours truly, who failed her first driving test (passed the second, though!) and has literally never parallel parked in the wild. Read more... More about Watercooler , Cars , and Watercooler
Daily Mail - Home
7 hours
The Prime Minister defended her proposals that would see some pensioners pay more for her care - but reiterated that there will also be an 'absolute cap'.
Al Jazeera
9 hours
Al Jazeera
9 hours
Mashable
9 hours
Kleptocracy is lit AF. Political opposition? Lame, according to Russian pop singer Alisa Voxwho, according to a source who talked to Russian news site Meduza , was paid $35,000 by the Kremlin for her new music video. SEE ALSO: France dislikes Trump even more than Putin, so that's reassuring The song is called "Baby Boy," and it's all about the joys of not protesting. Here's a sample of the lyrics, as translated by The Moscow Times : The rest of the song describes a student protester who holds signs with "weak hands," missing classes and getting bad grades because he's a "puppet" of opposition forces who falsely promise him "great riches." Read more... More about Russia , Music Video , Propaganda , Alisa Vox , and Entertainment
Ruptly TV
10 hours
We see that our French friends are interested in broadening economic cooperation. Last year direct investment from France into Russia's economy increased by 2.5 billion dollars. At the same time, the bilateral turnover has also been on the rise. Last year it grew by 14 percent and within the last three months of this year - by 23.7 percent." SOT, Vladimir Putin, Russian President (Russian): "As for Russia's alleged interference into several elections, we haven't discussed this issue. Mr. President has not shown any interest in discussing this issue and I don't think there is anything to be discussed." Video ID: 20170529-025 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly
Hackaday
12 hours
This good-looking clock appears to be made out of a block of wood with LED digits floating underneath. In reality, it is a block of PLA plastic covered with wood veneer (well, [androkavo] calls it veneer, but we think it might just be a contact paper or vinyl with a wood pattern). It makes for a striking effect, and we can think of other projects that might make use of the technique, especially since the wood surface looks much more finished than the usual 3D-printed part. You can see a video of the clock in operation below. The clock circuit itself is nothing exceptional. Just a MAX7218 LED driver and a display along with an STM32 ARM processor. The clock has a DHT22 temperature and humidity sensor, as well as a speaker for an alarm. Setting the clock is a breeze since it offers a WiFi interface, thanks to an ESP8266, of course. There's also a vibration sensor to cut off the alarm.
Core77
12 hours
This is both fascinating and fun to watch. Here we get a look inside an automotive design and production facility in 1960s Britain--though the cars they're producing are Matchbox cars. It's cool to see how they prototype them at 5x scale in wood, then use the prototypes to cut a scaled-down mold using a pantograph. The spraypainting step is also pretty neat:
Quick Sprout
12 hours
Let’s take a look at a few examples, and you’ll see what I mean by this. Here’s a blog article from Hubspot. At the very top of the page, before we read beyond the title of the article, we see no less than three CTAs. (You could make a reasonable argument that the social sharing icons are also CTAs, but I’m not counting them.) As you scroll down the page, watch what happens. It’s subtle, but you’ll notice how the top navigation bar fades into a persistent header. Watch the gray bar at the top of the page: Now, no matter where you’re reading on the page, Hubspot is presenting you with a CTA: When you reach the end of the article, you are presented with three CTAs: These CTAs are not intrusive or over the top. They are simple invitations to the user to take things to the next level. As a long-form content creator, I am not bothered by it in the least.
Mashable
13 hours
Next week, Wonder Woman hits theaters with her-ever first live-action solo adventure. And it only took her 76 years to get there. Although she's only a few years younger than her Justice League teammates Superman and Batman, Wonder Woman has had far worse luck making the leap to movies. But it's not for lack of trying. SEE ALSO: Final Wonder Woman' trailer: More action, more weapons, and Dr. Poison To the contrary, Wonder Woman is the payoff to decades of on-again, off-again efforts to bring the Amazonian princess to the big screen. With the film just days away from release, let's take a look back at the long and winding journey it took to get here. Read more... More about Wonder Woman , Gal Gadot , Entertainment , and Film
Futurism
13 hours
Quantum computing means, I’m going to look under every piece of hay simultaneously and find the needle immediately.” While these technologies are not silver bullets against cyber attacks, they are becoming vital tools in the cyber security industry, which is projected to grow from $74 billion last year to $100 billion in 2020. Part of this growth may be attributed to society's increasing reliance on the Internet of Things (IoT) . As everything from light bulbs to our jackets become digitally accessible, every person should be more concerned about cyber security. As we continue to see advancements in both AI and quantum computing technologies, more businesses and households will have access to these protective tools. AIs are already finding their places in different sectors of our society — including healthcare . Perhaps in addition to diagnosing medical images, AIs can also protect hospitals from future cyber attacks.
21stCenturyWire
16 hours
TopRank
17 hours
or create a new post to promote. The second option is to chooseDirect Sponsored Content”, which will send customized messages to your audience segments (you’ll need Company Page Admin permission). #4 Create New Form Template If you havent already, you’ll need to create a form template that describes your offer. Simply enter your offer headline and offer deal. Take the time to ensure that your headline and offer are compelling and speak to the needs of your target audience. #5 Identify What User Information You Want Depending on what information your team has determined is most beneficial for your campaign, select up to seven pieces of data you’d like to collect from each prospect. #6 Create A Customized Thank You Message You can also determine what message your prospects see after submitting their form. This is a great opportunity to redirect the user to your company website for more information.
21stCenturyWire
17 hours
And I said “Stop it.” Those are the things I just do away with. Confessing your sins to another when you can go directly to God and say “Lord, I’m sorry for my sins.” I am not that religious, but I still believe in God. That there is somebody there – more than what we can, human beings, are capable of. MF: You just came back from China. Your relations with China are a little bit warmer than compared to your predecessor – and actually warmer than was expected. We didnt see you riding to the islands in the South China Sea with a Filipino flag to put there, as was promised. Was that just a tactic or have you changed your strategy? RD: Well, it is so ridiculous, it must be a joke. I am fond of that – if you are a resident of this place, every five sentences that I utter here, two and a half of them are really jokes. I’m so fond of using jokes here that I brought that practice also nationwide.
BMW Blog
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Here is a first close look at the all-new BMW M8 . Even though still in a prototype form, BMW has decided to let M fans from around the world spend some time with the new M flagship sports car. At the 2017 M Corso, the M8 was the lead car and not only allowed us to see from upclose its design, a glimpse of the interior, but also delivered its impressive exhaust sound. Compared to the BMW Concept 8 Series , the M8 sports larger air intakes, massive brakes, and an exhaust with four tailpipes instead of two refined and hexagonal ones. We’ve gotten no specs as of yet, so we dont know what sort of engine or power figures the M8 will have. We feel as if it could go in one of two directions. It could either get the same S63 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 as the F90 BMW M5 or maybe the same 6.6 liter twin-turbocharged V12 as the BMW M760i . They both make around the same 600 hp, so either way it would be properly quick.
Hackaday
2 days
The desktop computer knows the vehicle's position and orientation because they fly it in the Flying Machine Arena , a large room at ETH Zurich with an infrared motion-capture system. The result is a bit eerie to watch as if gravity doesn't apply to the Omnicopter. The flying machine can be just plain playful, as you can see in the first video below where it plays fetch by using an attached net to catch a ball. When returning the ball, it actually rotates the net to dump the ball into the thrower's hand. But you can see that in the video. While we're trying different numbers of propellers, why not try just one, as a group, also from ETF Zurich, has done with their monospinner . [via IEEE Spectrum ] Filed under: drone hacks
21stCenturyWire
2 days
21stCenturyWire
2 days
Ruptly TV
2 days
From the north side of the ferris wheel you can see the sea; while from the south there is the developing Binhai area." SOT, local (Mandarin): "I like this feeling to look at the city from above. It will certainly drive the Binhai's and even Weifang's economy." SOT, tourist (Mandarin): "Sometimes people get engaged here. The ferris wheel will also look very nice during fireworks." SOT, tourist (Mandarin): "Weifang is a kite capital. When people talk about Weifang, they think of kites, and now they may also think of the ferris wheel. I think this will make Weifang tourism better and better." Video ID: 20170527 029 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly
Mashable
2 days
Bottles of Coke could get Romanians into concerts this summer. The soda giant is printing detachable labels that double as festival wristbands to some of the country's biggest musical events. SEE ALSO: Why Warren Buffett is the new face of Coca-Cola in China Not every bottle is a winner; drinkers have to use a special app to determine whether or not their package is a real ticket. But the company is hoping that the eight quirky designs it's rolling out will make teens want to wear them regardless. Among Coke's festival partners is Transylvania's Untold, one of the premiere musical events in Europe. Read more... More about Coca Cola and Business
Mashable
2 days
We see your glitter tears and barbed wire eyebrows , but if you really want to take beauty into the future, you'll at least consider these LED eyelashes. SEE ALSO: Anonymous found photos explore a century of hairstyles Dubbed F.Lashes , the illuminated eyelashes appear to change display animations depending on how you tilt your head or move your body. The LED eyelashes will come in pink, red, blue, light blue, white, yellow, green, and can be applied using normal eyelash glue, no elaborate cybernetic surgery required. Co-creator and Arduino designer Tien Pham showed the F.Lashes off on Friday. According to Pham, the lights on the LED eyelashes are powered by a tiny 3.3 volt watch battery and last about four hours. He also claims that they hold up well when exposed to sweat and don't emit any noticeable heat. Read more... More about Fashion , Wearables , Hacking , Beauty , and Makeup
BMW Blog
2 days
Drivetribe has been posting a series of videos pitting the BMW M2 , Audi TT RS and Porsche 718 Cayman S together in a variety of different tests. First there was just a spec-sheet test, with all three cars getting weighed and hitting the dyno. Sort of like a weigh-in for a boxing match. Then, all three cars took to the drag strip to see which was fastest in a straight line. Now, they get to the actual race track to see which can set the fastest lap time. At the weigh-in, we learned that the Audi TT RS had the best power-to-weight ratio of the bunch while also being outright the most powerful. In a straight line, that power proved useful, as the TT RS crushed the M2 and Cayman in a drag race. But how can the front-drive-based all-wheel drive TT RS compare against mid-engine rear-wheel drive Cayman or front-engine rear-wheel drive on a circuit? First up is the Audi TT RS.
The Event Chronicle
3 days
Strangelove or How I learned to love the Bomb”. Peter Sellers allegedly played the part of Dr. Edward Teller. In this Dr. Strangelove movie, it was actor Slim Pickin’s greatest part ever played, even better than his superb part in the movie the “Flim Flam Man” with actor George C. Scott, who had also played a major role in the Strangelove movie. When Earl Warren went to the Dallas jail to see Jack Ruby, Ruby told him “you need to take me to Washington DC; I cannot talk openly here”. Jack Ruby’s words, in a one-minute video: Ruby had done investigative work for Richard Nixon in the past on the House Un-American Activities Committee; and he was a fixture in the local Dallas organized-crime network, which also involved associations, and gambling and drinking with several of the big oil tycoons, LBJ, some mafioso, and various Intel agents, operatives and assets.