Mashable
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Guys, I'm scared. Imagine being a teen, being home alone, minding your own business, fooling around on Musical.ly , watching back the video you just made and noticing something...odd. SEE ALSO: Snake emerging from woman's car mid-drive is the stuff of nightmares In this video posted on Youtube by user MrBunnyfingers , it looks as though this girl is not as alone as she thought: Did you catch it? Watch again closely. What do you see in the background in the first second of the video, in the right corner of the screen, above the girl's left shoulder? MrBunnyfingers/youtube ' data-credit-provider="custom type" data-caption="OMG" title="OMG" src="http://i.amz.mshcdn.com/jcjgaqCsQNXVFdagxM3RnLNcj1M=/fit-in/575x4096/https%3A%2F%2Fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fuploads%2Fcard%2Fimage%2F350841%2F737e5ce0-e17f-4a8a-92f6-026ddc8fed4a.png" alt="OMG" data-fragment="m!4903" data-image="http://i.
BoingBoing
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Hackaday
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.. cutting vinyl? laser printing? Ideas anyone? In any case, have a look at the video below to see it in action as a 2D plotter. As a bonus, you'll also see line art it drew using an Inkscape plugin . [Chris]'s hack reminds us of other custom G-Code writing software we've seen for 2D. There's one that gives you a simple drawing program for making your 2D image, and then produces G-Code so that your 3D printer can extrude the drawing as a single plastic layer. Then there's one that takes an image of a kid's drawing using a webcam and converts it to G-Code for etching with a laser printer. Filed under: 3d Printer hacks
Hackaday
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[Chris Grill] got his hands on a pet boa constrictor, which requires a fairly strict temperature controlled environment. Its enclosure needs to have a consistent temperature throughout, or the snake could have trouble regulating its body temperature. [Chris] wanted to keep tabs on the temp and grabbed a few TTF-103 thermistors and an Arduino Yun, which allowed him to log the temperature on each side of the enclosure. He used some code to get the temp reading to the linux side of an Arduino Yun, and then used jpgraph , a PHP graphing library, to display the results. But that wasn't good enough. Why not get a little fancy and have Amazon's Echo read the temps back when you ask! Getting it setup was not so bad thanks to Amazon's well documented steps to get custom commands set up. He eventually lost the battle to get the Echo to talk to the web server on the Yun due to SSL issues, but he found an existing workaround by using a proxy. Filed under: Arduino Hacks
Techradar - Reviews
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But that's never really been the point of a Nintendo console, with the company far more concerned with innovative gameplay forms than photo-real visuals. Under the hood of its core tablet unit youll find a custom Nvidia Tegra processor, broadly comparable to the Tegra X1 found in an Nvidia Shield TV . 32GB of storage space is onboard too (some of which is dedicated to the system software), along with 802.11.ac Wi-Fi. The screen itself is, of course, a critical part of the equation especially given how disappointing the Wii Us comparable Gamepad proved to be. The Switch screen measures out at 6.2 inches, with a resolution of 720p. It proves itself to be a very enjoyable screen to view. It has vibrant colors, a relatively sharp resolution, and is able to keep up with the breakneck nature of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which we had hands-on time with.
Carscoops
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While generally not as loud as Ferraris or Lamborghinis, Porsche 911s tend to make rather eager customers when it comes to being fitted with after-market exhaust systems . Read more »
Ruptly TV
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Many FPGA developers develop clone CPUs so they can leverage development tools and software. A2Z is a unique design and we've rarely seen a custom CPU that has such a wide range of tools and applications. We've talked about the difficulties of developing your own infrastructure around a custom CPU before. We've also covered some of our CPUs (don't forget part two ). Filed under: computer hacks , FPGA
Mashable
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Ruptly TV
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1 pin socket. An Arduino Mini is used in the prototype, the next revision will use an ATmega328P on a custom board. The uC interfaces with the button connections using the venerable 4066 chip which is able to act as an analog switch. The board layout for the PCB version is shown on the project page. There is no word on whether this is meant to be a permanent addition to the calculator, or just plugged in for the exploit and stored away for use the next time power is cycled. Either way, it's neat to learn about this exploit and a cool challenge to automate it! If you don't want to hack up an off-the-shelf calculator, grab some nixie tubes and make your own . Or, if you are short on tubes, try this one . Filed under: Arduino Hacks
Mashable
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Three months after Nintendo's initial reveal of their upcoming console, the Nintendo Switch, the company is preparing to release more information about their combination home-and-portable system tonight. We'll be covering the conference, as well as keeping this post updated with news from the livestream, but here's what we currently know and what we can expect to learn more about tonight. The Switch and its many controllers The Switch, powered by NVIDIA's custom Tegra processor, has two modes: at home play, and on the go. When docked into its base, The Nintendo Switch can be played traditionally on your TV. Read more... More about Nintendo Switch , Nintendo , Entertainment , and Gaming
Hackaday
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So you've had your first child. Congratulations; your life will never be the same again. [Dusan] was noticing how the introduction of his children into his life altered it by giving him less time for his hobbies in his home laboratory, and decided to incorporate his children into his hacks. The first one to roll out of his lab is a remote-controlled baby stroller . After some engineering-style measurements (lots of rounding and estimating), [Dusan] found two motors to drive each of the back wheels on a custom stroller frame. He created a set of wooden gears to transfer power from the specialized motors to the wheels. After some batteries and an Arduino were installed, the stroller was ready to get on the road. At this point, though, [Dusan] had a problem. He had failed to consider the fact that children grow, and the added weight of the child was now too much for his stroller.
Smashing Magazine
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Welcome to the second part of this tutorial, in which we will finish designing the music player that we started in part one . This includes creating the icons at the bottom, as well as making the music player responsive, so that all elements adapt to the width of the artboard and, thus, can be used for different device widths. Our premise in creating all of the icons is to use basic shapes as often as possible, instead of custom vector elements. Shapes are much easier to set up and modify , and we will still be able to combine them into more complex forms using Boolean operations. The post Designing A Responsive Music Player In Sketch (Part 2) appeared first on Smashing Magazine .
Hackaday
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For anyone wanting to get that shot of nostalgia without the hassle of finding an NES Classic, the Retropie project is a great starting point. Of course, it's not too noteworthy to grab a Raspberry Pi, throw a pre-built distribution on it, and plug in an SNES to USB converter. What is noteworthy, however, is building a Retropie that's portable and that has the quality and polish of the latest build from [ fancymenofcornwood ]. For starters, the laser cut wood case was custom-made. From there, all of the PCBs were fitted including specific ones to handle each set of buttons (complete sets of D-pads, shoulder buttons, and joysticks) and another for the 5 HDMI screen. It has stereo speakers and its own headphone jack (to the envy of all new iPhone owners), and is powered from a Raspberry Pi 2 running Retropie 4.1. The battery pack shouldn't leave you stranded, either, especially not if you grew up playing the Sega Game Gear.
Carscoops
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Digital Trends
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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 .
RT UK
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MacRumors
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The P2 loads octopus whereas the P1 has the iPod classic logo. The P2 takes a significantly longer to load because it actually has a real OS, whereas the P1 takes much less time since the OS is slimmer. These P unit prototypes are so early in the development process that they rely on a custom process to be turned off, and can only be powered down during a certain step of the boot process. The video, and accompanying photos, provide both a look at the choice Steve Jobs and Apple employees faced as they were developing the iPhone and iOS 10 years ago and how Apple explores ideas. As Dickson notes, "P devices" are the first step of any project at Apple. They're barely-functioning devices that allow the company to explore and test concepts, iterating on them until they're satisfied enough to push the project further. More images of the P2 iPhone prototype are available on Sonny Dickson's website . Related Roundup: iOS 10 Discuss this article in our forums
Hackaday
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The hype around the NES Classic in 2016 was huge, and as expected, units are already selling for excessively high prices on eBay. The console shipped with 30 games pre-installed, primarily first-party releases from Nintendo. But worry not there's now a way to add more games to your NES Classic! Like many a good hack, this one spawned from a forum community. [madmonkey] posted on GBX.ru about their attempts to load extra games into the console. The first step is using the FEL subroutine of the Allwinner SOC's boot ROM to dump the unit's flash memory. From there, it's a matter of using custom tools to inject extra game ROMs before reburning the modified image to the console. The original tool used, named hakchi, requires a Super Mario savegame placed into a particular slot to work properly, though new versions have already surfaced eliminating this requirement.
Make:
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Daily Mail - USA
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A family's legacy frozen in time was discovered by the stepson of a merchant in Los Angeles. Wally Rogers decided to have a look into the family's small aircraft hangar, where he discovered the custom car.
Bike EXIF
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Apparently, the hipsters are ruining motorcycles. At least that's the mantra of the old guard, bemoaning every trend from tire choices to velocity stacks. Meanwhile, the rest of us are happy to enjoy bikes for what they are: sometimes impractical; always fun. So join us in giving Walid from Bad Winners a high five, as he flips the establishment the bird with The Apex.' It's a 2000 Yamaha FZS600 Fazer—and while it has fenders and no pipe wrap, it's neither street legal nor particularly sensible. So it bucks most current trends, while still giving the haters plenty to write about. But oh boy do we want to ride it. Walid tells us he drew inspiration from multiple sources... “I chose this bike because I wanted something away from the actual custom scene,” he says. I have always been into racing bikes—that's where I come from.” “I know on this project that I'm at the limit of bad taste—it's a mix of cultures between a cafe racer, a stunt bike and a supermoto.
Ruptly TV
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The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia, congratulated the Russian crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) on the day of Orthodox Christmas, via video conference from Moscow, Saturday. SOT, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia (Russian): "Dear brothers, I would like to warmly greet you. I am very glad to see you. I am glad to congratulate you on Christmas Day and wish you, above all, health, strength and God's help in the important mission that you are carrying out. On Christmas Day, there is a custom to commemorate and offer gifts to the [deceased] relatives. But you - as people who are seeing Earth from space - are dear to the whole world because everybody knows you and you are above us all, in a way. On this day, I would like to send my Christmas message out to you, heroes. I heartily congratulate you, Andrei Ivanovich [Borisenko], Sergei Nikolayevich [ Ryzhikov] and Oleg Viktorovich [Novitski].