Core77
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That the steering wheel knows when the driver's hands are and aren't on the wheel is certainly an intelligent feature, and one that ought be standard kit. As for the bit about the different colors: Autoliv is proposing blue for when the driver is controlling the car, green for when the car is driving itself, and red for when the car wants you to grab the wheel. I would argue that there's no need for the blue; you already know when your own hands are on the wheel. Also, during the act of driving, it seems common sense that you want as few distractions as possible for the driver, whose eyes ought be on the road. When I'm drivingparticularly at night—I don't want a circular row of blue lights within my line of sight, and in a closer plane of focus than the dashboard. The part about answering the phone seems particularly crazy to me--but admittedly, I hold the unpopular view that people oughn't speak on the phone at all, whether by speaker or not, while manually driving; I see too many motorists in Manhattan who are yapping away and allowing their driving to suffer as a result.
Mashable
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Mattel's new campaign is all about the dads who forgo football Sunday to play Barbie with their kids. CNET reports Mattel debuted its "Dads Who Play Barbie" campaign during Sunday's AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The clips show dads using Barbies to play the roles of patients and students to their daughters' doctors and teachers. SEE ALSO: Barbie's tech-powered Dreamhouse was a nightmare this Christmas There are five spots in total, each ending with the same ad copy: "Time spent in her imaginary world is an investment in her real world." Read more... More about Barbie , Advertising , Viral Videos , and Watercooler
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LONDON It's rush hour, the train carriage is packed, you're pregnant and everything aches can you endure the awkwardness of asking someone to give up their seat? The Babee on Board" app developed by London-based tech firm 10x wants to solve this problem. When a pregnant person presses a button in the app, it sends a notification to smartphones within a 15-foot radius, alerting passengers to the request without them having to look up from their phones. The app uses Bluetooth technology, so it works underground without signal or Wi-Fi. SEE ALSO: London rolls out a badge and card for people with hidden disabilities Read more... More about Parenting , Family Parenting , London Underground , Public Transport , and Pregnancy
The Huffington Post
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Now that we know the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will be meeting in the Super Bowl, the countdown to kickoff has begun. Football fans are not the only ones looking forward to the festivities in Houston. So are teachers and students in classrooms across the country who will be participating in the NFL Play 60 Challenge's Virtual Field Trip live from Houston at noon CT on Jan. 31, a few days before the big game. Virtual field trips transport classrooms anywhere at any time with the push of a few buttons. In this case, teachers simply register for free online for access to the one-hour presentation. When the time comes, they call up the link and the fun begins. That's all it takes. Powered by Discovery Education, a leader in virtual field trips for students , the event also will be archived. So anyone who can't watch live, or just wants to see it again, can tune in any time.
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There's something oddly relaxing about listening to Matthew McConaughey tell a story. I think it's his soft, drawling voice. He could pretty much talk about anything and I'd enjoy listening to him. SEE ALSO: Of course Matthew McConaughey faked an Australian accent for a year In the video above, he happens to be talking about the time his dad won a motorbike for his brother by winning an obscure bet. We wouldn't want to ruin the punchline, but we will say this: it involves a six-and-a-half-foot tall man, a barn, and a competition to see who can pee the highest... Relatable cat is not at all shy about wanting a snack A day in the life of a pianist Ed Sheeran flashes back to his teen years in 'Castle On The Hill' video Ed Sheeran totally doesn't recognise his best friend from school Read more... More about Uk , Funny , The Graham Norton Show , Graham Norton , and Matthew Mcconaughey
The Event Chronicle
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Behold, disclosure and exposure in all of its wonderful glory: In an amazing verification of this story Wikileaks brought more attention to it by Tweeting the following: 9:49 PM 17 Jan 2017 This would suggest that the Wikileaks team knew that this story would eventually break and was waiting for the opportune time to promote it. I would also like to reiterate a Tweet from Wikileaks from a couple weeks ago about getting the public ready for even more information and data releases: 4:48 PM 31 Dec 2016 Will we see more horrors like what we saw in the Podesta e-mails ? I say most likely as the people still need to be awakened from their deep sleep and the daily distractions of The Matrix. Besides what about all those e-mails that were found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop right before the election? Now onto some more huge news the Clinton Global Initiative will be shut down and its employees laid off as of April 15th this year.
Mashable
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We've learned a lot about Ed Sheeran recently. We know he has a room in his house entirely devoted to teddy bears , we know his recent facial scar had something to do with James Blunt and now we know he's really, really bad at recognising old friends when they make surprise guest appearances on talk shows. SEE ALSO: Improve your day and watch Ed Sheeran cover 'Fresh Prince' theme During Friday's episode of The Graham Norton Show , Sheeran's best friend from childhood appeared for Norton's "Red Chair" segment at the show's conclusion. When Sheeran finally realised the man in the chair was the same person he used to hang out with at primary school, they brought him out on stage for an adorable reunion. Read more... More about Uk , Funny , The Graham Norton Show , Graham Norton , and Ed Sheeran
HubSpot Marketing Blog
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How does it work? Well get to that. First, let’s see where this all began. A Brief History of Where Bots Come From The 1950s The Turing Test In 1950, computer scientist and mathematician Alan Turing developed the Turing Test, also known as the Imitation Game . Its most primitive format required three players -- A, B, and C. Player A was a machine and player B was a human. Player C, also a human, was the interrogator, and would enter questions into a computer. Player C received responses from both Players A and B. The trick was, Player C had to determine which one was human. But there was a problem. At the time, databases were highly limited, and could therefore only store a certain amount of human phrases. That meant that the computer would eventually run out of answers to give Player C, eliminating the challenge and prematurely ending the test.
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Ed Sheeran is basically a big kid at heart. During a recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show , Sheeran gleefully explained his love of children's toys, and how he has an entire room in his house devoted to teddy bears. SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran gets asked about the scar on his face, grows very awkward He's clearly a big fan of Lego, too. "I once went on a date and brought a Lego set and then made the Lego set, and then left," Sheeran explains in the clip above, while Matthew McConaughey looks on in mild confusion. To be fair, building Lego sounds like a pretty fun date to us. Watch a 6-year-old give the most inspiring speech during the Women's March Ed Sheeran gets asked about the scar on his face, grows very awkward Watch 19 buildings collapse into a giant dust cloud Lazy sea lion decides this car roof is a great place for a nap Read more... More about Uk , Funny , Lego , The Graham Norton Show , and Graham Norton
Den of Geek
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Ryan Lambie Jan 23, 2017 Classic 80s beat em up Double Dragon is making a comeback. Here are some new details for the belated sequel... In the 80s, there was only one game that accurately depicted the reality of fighting in tight trousers: the arcade smash hit, Double Dragon. Starring twin martial arts experts Billy and Jimmy Lee, it was a beat 'em up that launched a thousand clones as well as ports to home systems, from the ZX Spectrum to the Game Boy. See related Games nobody talks about anymore: Renegade Double Dragon' s popularity also resulted in more than a few sequels and spin-offs, which continued even after its original developer, Technos, sadly breathed its last in 1996. As well as numbered sequels Double Dragon II: The Revenge and Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone, there was also a Super Nintendo-only semi-sequel - called Super Double Dragon, because all games had to have 'Super' added to the title back then - and, confusingly, a fifth game called Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls, which wasn't even a scrolling brawler.
Mashable
10 hours
Sophie Cruz is 6 years old, but, boy, she knows how to enthral a crowd. During the Women's March on Washington, the uber-young immigration activist got on stage with her parents and younger sister and delivered a rousing speech. She told the crowd she joined the demonstration to make "a chain of love to protect our families." SEE ALSO: Massive seas of humanity move in these Women's March timelapses Let us fight with love, faith and courage so that our families will not be destroyed, Cruz said. I also want to tell the children not to be afraid, because we are not alone. There are still many people that have their hearts filled with love. Let's keep together and fight for the rights. God is with us. Read more... More about Womens March , Hispanic Activist , Sophie Cruz , and Watercooler
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We've all heard the wild rumours about how Ed Sheeran got that scar on his right cheek. But what's the man himself got to say about the alleged incident, which apparently involved James Blunt and a sword-wielding princess? SEE ALSO: Improve your day and watch Ed Sheeran cover 'Fresh Prince' theme Well, not much. When asked about the scar on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, Sheeran looked more than a little uncomfortable. "Mate, I can't talk about this," he says in the clip above, before hastily blaming the whole thing on James Blunt. "It was James Blunt," Sheeran says. "It was James Blunt, trying to get his pop career back." Read more... More about Uk , The Graham Norton Show , Graham Norton , Scar , and Ed Sheeran
The Huffington Post
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While the Chinese have been credited with the invention of paper some 2,000 years ago, this improvement takes the humble material to a whole new generation. A research team at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics in China has developed what is believed to be the world's first fire-resistant and water-proof paper. SEE ALSO: Asia is throwing out an increasingly large, dangerous amount of e-waste The paper resists water even when its surface is physically damaged, and is unstained by liquids such as coffee and tea. It is also able to withstand heat up to 200 degrees Celsius, making it fire-resistant. Read more... More about Inventions , Paper , China , and World
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For a festival where racks of fireworks explode and fly straight into the crowd, it's little wonder that Taiwan's annual Yanshui Festival has been described as akin to being caught in " artillery fire ." A siren sounds when the fireworks are lit, and participants clad in thick jackets and pants, scarves, helmets and ear plugs, experience thousands of bottle rockets being set off. SEE ALSO: Here's what happens when you light 10,000 sparklers at once When ignited, the racks of gunpowder filled bottles shoot out in every direction some into the sky, and some into the crowd. pic.twitter.com/uVIcEIpHLD kon (@pinhole_eyes) February 22, 2016 Read more... More about Chinese New Year , Fireworks , Taiwan , and World
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There isn't always room for niceties in the world of professional sport, but French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has bucked the trend. You might remember him helping out a ball girl who was in tears after being struck by a ball at last year's Australian Open, stopping the match to accompany her off the court. SEE ALSO: Tennis pros: Don't hit ball kids 'cos your hopes and dreams will be dashed Here's a video of the moment to help jog your memory. Well, twelve months on, the ball girl real name Giuliana penned a thank you card to the Frenchman, which he shared on Facebook while back in Melbourne for the tennis tournament. Read more... More about Jo Wilfried Tsonga , Sports , Australian Open , Tennis , and Australia
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In his directorial debut, Macon Blair cooks up a world full of assholes. Ruth, a rehab nurse, lives quietly among them in I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore until a home break-in pushes her over the edge. And Melanie Lynskey ( Togetherness ) shines equally as lonely Ruth and the full-charging vigilante she becomes as she hunts down her thief. Her performance will have you rooting for the good-girl-gone-bad, and by the time this comedy takes a turn for the dark side, you're ready for the ride. SEE ALSO: Sundance review: 'Tokyo Idols' paints a creepy picture of J-pop super fans She clocks an old antique salesman in the face, and you are still on her side. The ride can get real wacky, but that's part of the charm. Read more... More about Sundance Film Festival and Entertainment
Hackaday
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We've seen a lot of retro builds around the Z80. Not many are as neatly done or as well-documented as [dekeNukem's] FAP80 project. Before you rush to the comments to make the obvious joke, we'll tell you that everyone has already made up their own variation of the same joke. We'll also tell you the name is a cross between an old design from [Steve Ciarcia] called the ZAP80 and a reference to the FPGA used in this device. [dekeNukem] says his goal was to create a Z80 computer without all the baggage of using period-correct support chips. You can argue about the relative merits of that approach versus a more purist build, but the FAP80 has a 5 slot backplane, VGA output, a PS/2 keyboard port and more. You can see one of many videos showing the machine below. The machine started out hand-wired but because of noise issues, it is now on a printed circuit board.
The Huffington Post
2 days
"Kim's my neighbor, we live very close. I see her all the time." Brandi also noted she is closer with Andy Cohen now that she is not working under him. When asked which housewife she was closest to, she discussed her friendship with Kim in greater detail. "I'm close with Kim. Yolanda and I are friendly, we text over birthdays and holidays, she's not in Los Angeles much anymore. I see Kim all the time. She's doing really well and I'm really happy for her." Brandi then shared a hilarious story about introducing your loved ones to a new lover. "[Kim Richards] was the first person to meet my new boyfriend. We were driving over to his place and I had to pull over and throw up because I was having a panic attack. I was worried, you know, Kim says some crazy shit and DJ is very normal. Boyfriend, the whole word, makes me ahh." Watch Brandi's entire BUILD Series talk on aol.
Mashable
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The Women's March on Washington has taken solidarity to a whole other level. On Saturday, the peaceful protest, which took place in Washington D.C. one day after Donald Trump became the country's 45th President, inspired a global movement, leading to marches in 160 cities across 60 countries. SEE ALSO: Inauguration crowds are looking puny compared to Women's March crowds All across the world, people stood in unity for a chance to have their voices heard; to fight for their beliefs, values and equality; and to give a big old "screw you" to President Trump. With the United States at the heart of it all, an overwhelming number of Americans flooded the streets, taking over their cities and making a powerful statement. Read more... More about Protests , Pics , Conversations , Politics , and Donald Trump
The Huffington Post
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Any genre of music is welcome, any age of artist is welcome, music in any language is welcome. The Collaborative also fosters a sense of being part of a community of musicians which is nice for people who may work solo or feel somewhat isolated by self-employment. In short, musicians can find "common ground" with the Indie Collaborative and that's a good thing. Our sincere thanks to the almost 2,000 members of the Indie Collaborative for their passion, their dedication and their talent. Grant Maloy Smith and Eileen Sherman had a winner of an idea when they created it and we're so pleased to see it thriving. Hats off to them both, and we hope this year's event on February 9th, and 10th is a roaring success. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Universe Today
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Next, set the time span of your Moon transit search (up to one month from the current date) and then how far you're willing to drive to see the ISS fly in front of the Moon. When you click Calculate , you'll get a list of events with little diagrams showing where the ISS will pass in relation to the Moon and sun (yes, the calculator also does solar disk crossings!) from your location. Notice that most of the passes will be near misses. However, if you click on the Show on Map link, you'll get a ground track of exactly where you will need to travel to see it squarely cross Moon or Sun. A beautiful ISS transit on June 19 2015 recorded at Biscarrosse, France. The photographer used CalSky, another excellent satellite site, to prepare a week in advance of the event. This composite image was made with a Canon EOS 60D. Notice how bright the space station appears against the moon due to the lower-angled lighting across the lunar landscape at crescent phase compared to full, when the ISS appears in silhouette.
Mashable
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Because the technology is so new to mainstream users, the benefits of virtual reality are still being discovered. But we're increasingly finding that VR can bring families together in new ways. The latest example comes from an HTC Vive user who decided to give his daughter a tour of her dollhouse in a way that's never been possible before. SEE ALSO: Yes, this detailed 3D-printed model was sculpted in VR, and it's just the start Using a Ricoh Theta SC 360-degree camera, Toby Newman captured all the rooms in his daughter's dollhouse and then gave her the unique opportunity to stroll around alongside her dolls inside the tiny structure. Read more... More about Family And Parenting , Children , 360 Photos , Ricoh , and Virtual Reality