Den of Geek
7 days
Connie Nielsen has also signed up to the movie. Nielsen ( Gladiator ) is set to take on the role of Hippoyta in the film, the queen of the Amazons and mother of Wonder Woman. Robin Wright ( House Of Cards ), Danny Huston ( X-Men Origins: Wolverine ), David Thewlis ( Naked ), Ewen Bremner ( Trainspotting ), Said Taghmaoui ( American Hustle ), Elena Anaya ( The Skin I Live In ) and the brilliant Lucy Davis ( Shaun Of The Dead ) have all been confirmed for parts in the film as well. More recently, so has Elena Anaya. Missing from that list is Nicole Kidman, who had been linked with a major role in the film. Right now, it doesn't look like she's part of the ensemble. But still, there's plenty of very talented folk there. Plus, Patty Jenkins is finally getting to direct a superhero movie, after her brief attachment to Thor: The Dark World. Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Charles Roven are producing Wonder Woman , presumably ensuring that it sticks within their wider DC Extended Universe plans.
Digital Trends
8 days
3D scans of your own face to try on makeup or create custom avatars could be easier to find this year if this new startup is successful. Bellus3D has the hardware to take scans from your smartphone -- now they just need software developers. The post Time to up your selfie game: Bellus3D attachment takes a 3D scan of your face appeared first on Digital Trends .
Hemmings Daily
10 days
To further stabilize the car under heavy braking, the McLaren employed a computer-controlled air brake that balanced the load across the rear, also countering some of the weight transfer to the front wheels. The McLaren F1 LM. Five production examples were built in honor of the five F1s that ran in the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. Underpinning Stevens’s sleek carbon-fiber body was a carbon fiber monocoque, the first used in a production automobile. The weight savings didnt stop there, either: suspension attachment points were made of titanium instead of steel to save weight, wheels were made of cast magnesium, suspension components were crafted of aluminum alloy, the transmission housing was aluminum and even the tool kit used titanium components. Inside, the F1 never came with a factory-installed radio, but it did include the smallest and lightest 10-CD changer that McLaren could source at the time.
Core77
13 days
After reading our post on Ikea's new table leg connection system , reader Jason Campbell wrote us about a similar concept. Interestingly enough, it has to do with surfboards. Surfers have been using fins on the bottom of their boards since at least the 1930s. Detachable fin systems were invented in the 1950s—a slotted "fin box" inserted within the board's underside could accept the rider's fin of choice—yet the attachment method was clumsy, and permanent, "glassed in" fiberglass fins remained popular. The problem was that, like tires on a car, fins of different configurations confer completely different performance benefits (i.e. better straight-line speed, or easier turning, or better "hold" on larger waves). This meant that changeability was desirable. So in the 1990s a trio of Australian surfers invented a way to quickly and securely attach and detach fins to the bottom of their surfboards by means of set screws : Their company, FCS Fin Systems, saw multiple competitors pop up as their detachable fins grew in popularity throughout the '90s.
Hackaday
20 days
For anyone living in cooler climates, the annual onslaught of snow means many hours shoveling driveways and sidewalks. After a light snow, shoveling might seem a waste of time, while a snow blower would be overkill. If only there were a happy middle ground that required minimal effort; perhaps an RC snow groomer with a 3D printed snow blower would work. We featured an earlier version of this project last year. This year's model features a slipper clutch combined with a differential from a heavy RC truck to forestall damage to the attachment if you happen to hit any rocks or ice chunks. The blades are also thicker and lack teeth in this iteration, as they would catch on anything hard and shatter the blade more often than not. Designed by [ Spyker Workshop ] (aka [The_Great_Moo]) the snow blower attaches to the front of RC snow groomer which is originally meant to act like a plow.
Daily Mail - Science
20 days
The prank message contains an attachment to a large file known as a vCard. The new exploit was found by hacker vincedes3 who has also provided a fix.
The Event Chronicle
20 days
The more you can activate the flow in you, the greater the resolving effect you'll witness. And if you can't catch that at the time it's happening, take yourself off into meditation later in the day and reflect again on those particular circumstances, working to bring realigning flow to them. Of course you can't simply override your own attachment or unrealised consciousness in it to have a beneficial effect. In which case, you're need to explore and unravel your own tightness first (check out this video to give you a sense of how to work). Hugely exciting times to be alive So these are really exciting times. As we prepare for the beginning of the New Year (2017), the consciousness field is so loosened, it's ripe for major shifts both in your own personal circumstances and society at large. Even, and especially, since the shadow side has revealed itself, means that shifts can greatly strengthen.
Design Milk - Tech
a month
The Huffington Post
a month
A poultry farm in Hautefeuille, centre of France, at the beginning of the 20th century. CM Poultry require daily care for selection, feeding, and monitoring. France witnessed an outpouring of empathy from farmers during the slaughter of bovines with suspected spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), which spread through Europe in the 2000s. While we are unlikely to see the same for duck farmers who force-feed their animals, it is still fair to say that these farmers are attached to the birds they have domesticated -- that is, taken into their homes (domus), according to the root of the word. Through a project on social representations of pathogens at the frontiers between species, I managed a team of anthropologists who studied how zoonoses are managed outside of France and Europe. The risk of infection from the wild is perceived differently, depending on the kind of attachment people have to their domestic animals.
Techradar
a month
Bandolier / Utility belts The world of Star Wars is overflowing with utility belts, and were definitely going to have to embrace the bandolier if we want the full range of action add-ons that every well prepared galactic explorer needs. Chewbaccas bandolier is a bit of a mystery, and although we assume it contains ammunition and dull stuff, wed also like to think its where any self-respecting Wookie keeps his electro-comb. Lukes stormtrooper utility belt has a rope attachment that is simply the best for Death Star swinging, and Boba Fetts probably does something dangerously awesome like inducing vomiting in the Sarlacc (wishwishwishwish). Nearest equivalent: The bum bag. Its making a comeback people Darth Vaders armor Limbs in the Star Wars universe are fairly easy to replace, but practically all of them and also having your airways seared by lava is enough to cause some fairly hefty health problems for anyone.
Hackaday
a month
When the center is found, the mill is zeroed on its XY axis. The software is a bit simpler than a device that has OpenCV processing running on a microcontroller. Detecting the center of the bore, for instance, happens on a laptop running a few Python scripts. The mill attachment communicates with the laptop over WiFi, and sends a few images of the downward-facing camera over to the laptop. From there, the laptop detects the center of the bore in the fixture plate and generates some G-code to send over to the mill. While the device works remarkably well, and is able to center the mill fairly quickly and without a lot of user intervention, there were a few problems. The camera is not perfectly aligned with the axis of the spindle, making the math harder than it should be. Also, the enclosure isn't rated for being an environment where coolant is sprayed everywhere.
Techradar
a month
The 3,150 mAh pack can be charged separately from your phone and also has a built-in efficiency mode to help squeeze every last minute of use out of your Moto Z. The Incipio Vehicle Dock costs $64.99 (about 50/AU$85) and the Mophie Juice Pack runs for $79.99 (about 60/AU$110) and are both available starting now in the US. While the Moto Z itself and previous Moto Mods like the Hasselblad True Zoom camera attachment are currently available in the UK and Australia, the company asks that interested customers contact their local store representatives for pricing and availability for the new Moto Mods outside of the 'States. Have your own brilliant idea for kitting out the Moto Z? Motorola is still accepting submissions for new Moto Mod designs on Indiegogo through to the end of January. Considering the company hopes to pump out a dozen new Mods each year , we imagine it has an open mind to suggestions. What we want to see from 2017's Moto Z
Techradar
a month
The 3,150 mAh pack can be charged separately from your phone and also has a built-in efficiency mode to help squeeze every last minute of use out of your Moto Z. The Incipio Vehicle Dock costs $64.99 (about 50/AU$85) and the Mophie Juice Pack runs for $79.99 (about 60/AU$110) and are both available starting now in the US. While the Moto Z itself and previous Moto Mods like the Hasselblad True Zoom camera attachment are currently available in the UK and Australia, the company asks that interested customers contact their local store representatives for pricing and availability for the new Moto Mods outside of the 'States. Have your own brilliant idea for kitting out the Moto Z? Motorola is still accepting submissions for new Moto Mod designs on Indiegogo through to the end of January. Considering the company hopes to pump out a dozen new Mods each year , we imagine it has an open mind to suggestions. What we want to see from 2017's Moto Z
Ars Technica
a month
Enlarge / Now I'm freeeeeeeee... free fallin' Way back in 2010, a full year after it was first announced as a PlayStation 3 game, The Last Guardian creator Fumito Ueda stressed to a Tokyo Game Show press conference audience that the key to the game he envisioned was developing an "emotional attachment" between the game's unnamed boy character and Trico, his three-story tall mythical animal-hybrid companion that combines elements of a bird, a dog, and a horse. Six years later, after finally completing Ueda's oft-delayed opus, I find that the main emotion I feel towards Trico, and the game he inhabits, is frustration. A beautiful disaster The Last Guardian plays out as one big joint escort quest, with Trico and the boy working together to escape the extremely intricate ruins of a crumbling tower complex built into the side of a cliff. Before I dig into what frustrated me so much about the game, I'd be remiss not to laud the architectural feat of that digital environment.
BMW Blog
2 months
It can go off-road, but it prefers not to if possible. It has a gorgeous design thanks to its coupe profile, which means it’s pretty, and pretty things usually make us happy. It’s got M Performance design and engineering, which means it’s powerful, it’s fast, and handles well for its size. In short, I really can’t think of a better way to describe the X4 M40i other than it being a veritableBavarian Army Knife” that carves its own unique path away from its bigger X6 brother both in the concrete as well as the sometimes less-paved jungle of modern life. Check out the pictures in the photo gallery below, and let us know what you think in the comments section! mg width="120" height="120" src="http://cdn.bmwblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2017-BMW-X4-M40i-review-127-120x120.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail" alt="2017-BMW-X4-M40i-review-127" data-attachment-id="209665" data-src="http://cdn.
Design Milk - Home
2 months
Core77
2 months
First, let's elaborate on some of June's key features (all really useful, assuming they function as stated): — Speedy Preheating: June is able to hit 350 degrees in a little over four minutes, which beats standard ovens by a mile (my ancient oven takes around 25 minutes to reach the same temp) — Smart Probe: The smart thermometer attachment inside of June lets you track the temperature of your meat. It figures out the optimal temperature and speed of reaching said temperature to take out all the guesswork. — Easy to Clean: June's removable door panel makes it hard to trap food where you don't want it. This is a useful feature, but it's hard to tell if it will be bothersome to remove. — Advanced Insulation: There's nothing more annoying than accidentally touching a hot toaster ovenJune remains cool to the touch no matter what, even the glass front.
Den of Geek
2 months
"But when Tanya, Charlie and April are all confronted with the same thing: a horrific, monstrous, skin-peeling dragon, they know that they’re under attack. The gang must pull together to fight against the monster, and try to keep Coal Hill safe." Episode 3 - Nightvisiting London is infiltrated by an eerie alien with the ability to morph into the shape of lost loved ones. "Tanya has an unexpected visitor come to her window in the dead of night – and she’s not the only one, as Ram and Miss Quill face their own startling visitors. "Confronted with these emotional encounters, the team must overcome the persuasion of this strange new threat, and battle through the streets to stop Tanya from being lost forever." Episode 4 - Co-Owner Of A Lonely Heart April starts to feel effects of sharing her heart with Corakinus, and his attempts to sever the attachment only make it stronger.
Ars Technica UK
2 months
Under the terms of this outlook, all claims on truth are relative to the particular person making them; there is no position outside our own particulars from which to establish universal truth. This was one of the key tenets of postmodernism , a concept which first caught on in the 1980s after publication of Jean-Francois Lyotard’s The Postmodern Condition: A Report On Knowledge in 1979. In this respect, for as long as we have been postmodern, we have been setting the scene for a "post-truth" era. And these attitudes soon spread across wider society. By the mid-1990s, journalists were following academics in rejecting "objectivity" as nothing more than a professional ritual. Old-school hacks who continued to adhere to objectivity as their organising principle were scolded for cheating the public and deceiving themselves in equal measure. Nor was this shift confined to the minority who embraced war reporter Martin Bell’s infamous "journalism of attachment," which supported the idea that journalists should respond personally to events.
MacRumors
2 months
Here, we looked at the company's latest Z1-Smooth II (329) to see what advantages a gimbal offers for iPhone owners. Design and Features The Smooth II 3-axis stabilizer is designed for phones with screen sizes up to seven inches, and comes supplied with a counterweight to balance phones with a lens attachment or those with weightier screens (5.5-inches and above). Also in the box is a USB to micro-USB charging cable, a 3400mAh rechargeable removable battery, a quick-start user manual (English), a foam camera protection sticker, and a set of 'contact us' QR codes. The mount is made from a tough aluminum alloy that feels sturdy yet surprisingly lightweight. The axes flop about a bit when the device is powered off, so it pays to be careful when you're carrying it around (especially with a phone attached), but it still feels like it could take a few knocks.
Core77
2 months
The QuadSaw can be chucked into a drill and used to cut perfectly square and rectangular holes in drywall. The attachment is the brainchild of T. Michael Sebhatu , an African refugee turned engineer, who saw a tradesman installing electrical boxes and decided there had to be a faster, more accurate way than marking and cutting by hand. Sebhatu devised a mechanism that converts the rotary motion of a drill to the linear motion of an oscillating multitool (OMT). The blade in an OMT moves only a fraction of an inch per stroke, yet is able to cut because the tool produces thousands of strokes per minute—a technology devised in the 1940s by an orthopedist who wanted a faster safer way to remove plaster casts. The QuadSaw differs from the OMTs found at tool stores in a couple of ways—it's a drill-powered attachment, and it has four blades that cut at the same time.
Den of Geek
2 months
"But when Tanya, Charlie and April are all confronted with the same thing: a horrific, monstrous, skin-peeling dragon, they know that they’re under attack. The gang must pull together to fight against the monster, and try to keep Coal Hill safe." Episode 3 - Nightvisiting London is infiltrated by an eerie alien with the ability to morph into the shape of lost loved ones. "Tanya has an unexpected visitor come to her window in the dead of night – and she’s not the only one, as Ram and Miss Quill face their own startling visitors. "Confronted with these emotional encounters, the team must overcome the persuasion of this strange new threat, and battle through the streets to stop Tanya from being lost forever." Episode 4 - Co-Owner Of A Lonely Heart April starts to feel effects of sharing her heart with Corakinus, and his attempts to sever the attachment only make it stronger.
Collective Evolution
3 months
The root cause of stress is fear, as all fear is the threat of losing our attachments. If we’re attached to a desired outcome, anything that threatens it will be something we fear. The fear of losing control underpins stress, for example, and creates frustration over what can’t be controlled. As desirable as it is to be in a position of control, our attachment to it ultimately creates a fear that can manifest as stress, worry, anxiety, and panic. Fear brings disorder into our experience when it is within us, and it’s an energy that suppresses consciousness. Activation energy is the force required to get you from doing something when you’re on autopilot (such as habits, routines, procedural awareness, or relaxing) to doing something new. It is a manifestation of willpower. When we are in a state of fear (stress), our activation energy is diverted toward doing things to ourselves that are primarily against our will.
Hackaday
3 months
Sometimes it's not so much what you put together, it's how you use it. The folks at Adafruit have put up a project on how to dress up your drone with UFO lights' just in time for Halloween . The project is a ring of RGB LEDs and a small microcontroller to give any quadcopter a spinning tractor beam light' effect. A 3D printed fixture handles attachment. If you're using a DJI Phantom 4 like they are, you can power everything directly from the drone using a short USB cable, which means hardly any wiring work at all, and no permanent changes of any kind to the aircraft. Otherwise, you're on your own for providing power but that's probably well within the capabilities of anyone who messes with add-ons to hobby aircraft. One thing this project demonstrates is how far things have come with regards to accessibility of parts and tools. A 3D printed fixture, an off-the-shelf RGB LED ring, and a drop-in software library for a small microcontroller makes this an afternoon project.