MacRumors
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Amazon previously tested out "Amazon Go" pop up stores , which let customers walk in, purchase groceries, and walk out of the store without needing to go through any lengthy check out process. That service worked by having customers scan their smartphone when entering, and the Amazon Go app tracked every item taken from the store's shelves and tallied it all up in a virtual cart, which charged a customer's connected payment card. Recently, it was reported that Amazon is delaying a wider launch of Amazon Go locations to " work out kinks " related to the cashierless technology that charges customers automatically. Amazon is constantly testing out and slowly launching neat new ideas that could see a wider debut for its customers in the future -- like Amazon Prime Air, which has evolved from futuristic reveal to small-scale, working delivery drone in just over three years. With today's announcement, it appears that AmazonFresh Pickup is the next in line. Tag: Amazon Discuss this article in our forums
Core77
7 days
The business of making and selling clothes has waste built right into the process: Rolls of fabric have patterns cut out of them, creating unusable scraps; retailers must guess what will be popular and how many units will sell, and whatever doesn't move becomes clearance. That results in slashed price tags, eroding profits. A research project out of Germany involving Adidas, academics, industrial partners and with the support of the German government is looking to tackle this problem. For the past few months they've been testing an Adidas-branded pop-up shop in Berlin where customers come in, get a body scan and "design" their own sweater by manipulating patterns. An industrial knitting machine located on-site then spits the sweater out. Here's what the process looks like in action: The process is not immediate, as shown in the video, nor does the machine do all of the work; human hands finish the sweater, then wash and dry it on-site.
Daily Mail - Australia
7 days
Since his romance with Marnie Simpson recently came to an end, he has admitted to cheating on the reality star, while she has hinted that perhaps she'd done the same.
PC Pro
8 days
Smart enough for a recent appearance in Harvard Health . Video of iPrescribe Exercise While some – such as a Swiss-ball style controller for VR headsets – were high-tech, others were admirable in their simplicity: a site for connecting pensioners to take on sports and tackle loneliness, and StepJockeyplaques that can be installed at the bottom of office staircases showing the estimated calorie burn, and allowing employees to scan their phones as they pass them for inter-company competitions and prizes. Video of Improve Health at Work - Stair Climbing - StepJockey Introduction The eventual winner took a different approach: instilling good habits when young. Imoves works with more than 500 schools and provides active lesson plans beyond PE, with dance elements. With the extra support, maybe the company’s desire to be part of every school in the UK will help make this the next generation of fitness tracker-enthusiasts – the type who’ll always use them, rather than leave them in a drawer, uncharged.
BoingBoing
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Weapon physicist Greg Spriggs and his colleagues at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have just uploaded dozens of declassified videos to YouTube of nuclear tests from the 1950s and 1960s. From LLNL: The U.S. conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962, with multiple cameras capturing each event at around 2,400 frames per second. But in the decades since, around 10,000 of these films sat idle, scattered across the country in high-security vaults. Not only were they gathering dust, the film material itself was slowly decomposing, bringing the data they contained to the brink of being lost forever.... For the past five years, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) weapon physicist Greg Spriggs and a crack team of film experts, archivists and software developers have been on a mission to hunt down, scan, reanalyze and declassify these decomposing films.
Mashable
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Mashable
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If you love military or scientific history and don't live in fear of a nuclear holocaust, you can now watch dozens of newly declassified films of U.S. nuclear bomb tests on YouTube. SEE ALSO: Doomsday-proof vault in the Arctic receives a major deposit of seeds The videos show over 200 atmospheric nuclear tests the U.S. conducted over about a 50 year period, from 1945 to 1992. Since the military shot multiple angles of these tests, approximately 10,000 films of the explosions exist. That's where Greg Spriggs, of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, comes in. Spriggs is heading up the effort to locate, scan and analyze all these films. So far, the project has collected about two-thirds of the films but only scanned 400 to 500. And, this week, a few dozen films were uploaded by the lab to YouTube . Read more... More about Mushroom Cloud , Nuclear Tests , Nuclear Bombs , Us World , and Climate
Mashable
12 days
If you love military or scientific history and don't live in fear of a nuclear holocaust, you can now watch dozens of newly declassified films of U.S. nuclear bomb tests on YouTube. SEE ALSO: Doomsday-proof vault in the Arctic receives a major deposit of seeds The videos show over 200 atmospheric nuclear tests the U.S. conducted over about a 50 year period, from 1945 to 1992. Since the military shot multiple angles of these tests, approximately 10,000 films of the explosions exist. That's where Greg Spriggs, of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, comes in. Spriggs is heading up the effort to locate, scan and analyze all these films. So far, the project has collected about two-thirds of the films but only scanned 400 to 500. And, this week, a few dozen films were uploaded by the lab to YouTube . Read more... More about Mushroom Cloud , Nuclear Tests , Nuclear Bombs , Us World , and Climate
Mashable
15 days
A magical moment from a recent White House press briefing was caught in GIF form , and it's just oozing perfect reaction goodness. Behold, a White House reporter and IRL Deal with it" meme guy John Gizzi: The Newsmax senior political correspondent's smooth moves from Friday's briefing were being applauded all over the internet by Monday. People just couldn't get enough of his glasses flick and eager crowd scan he seemed to be checking whether anyone had noticed his masterpiece. SEE ALSO: Meryl Streep's hilarious reaction to that Oscars mix-up is the perfect meme for 2017 The GIF quickly became everyone's favorite reaction meme of the week and hopefully forever. Gizzi also rocks an awesome hat in his LinkedIn profile pic , making him even more of a national treasure. Read more... More about White House , Twitter Moments , Twitter Reactions , Twitter , and Gifs
Hackaday
15 days
Its GPS has guided it to the next stop on its assigned route: your house. A battered Handle (painted in UPS brown no doubt) undocks from the charging station in the rear of the truck, unfolds itself from the compact transit posture it assumes while the vehicle is in motion, and begins scanning for your package. It finds it on the upper shelf, grasps it gently but firmly, and signals the vehicle to unlock the door. Handle rolls down the short ramp and out the door onto the street. A quick scan with its cameras lets it plot a route to your front door, which it negotiates quickly thanks to its wheels. It avoids the tricycle on the walk, leaves the package on the stoop, scurries back to the truck, literally hops in, and settles in for the drive to the next stop. Given what we've seen of Handle so far, this is all perfectly plausible.
Dezeen
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Core77
20 days
Those of you with kids, or with a foot in the toy design world, are probably familiar with Magformers . If you're not, scan through the vid below to see some examples of this modular educational building toy in action: The brilliance of the Magformers system is that the magnets always rotate to form attractions, rather than repelling each other. This makes for a satisfying, hassle-free play experience for your child, who can easily join the shapes together. It's therefore funny to see Matthias Wandel show you how to render the magnets uncooperative, so that "if you've got a kid that's really anal retentive," you can drive them nuts:
Autocar
21 days
Elaborate tail-lights, each with 42 LEDs, will also be standard and an infrared-based night vision system capable of identifying pedestrians and animals will be offered as an option. DS has also confirmed plans to offer the 7 Crossback with a semi-autonomous Connected Pilot driving system. A state-of-the-art Focal Electra audio system will be on offer, too. Although PSA no longer produces cars with hydraulic suspension — which caused the ride of the original Citroën DS to be compared with a magic carpet — the DS 7 will be available with an Active Scan suspension system. This uses a high-mounted camera near the top of the car's windscreen to ‘read’ the surface of the road as it approaches, pre-setting the stiffness of the electronically variable dampers (which will be standard on more expensive versions) to prepare for larger bumps and compressions as they arrive.
Daily Mail - Football
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Daily Mail - Science
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Mirrorspectrum
a month
The US has introduced a new practice as a way to fight terrorism. U.S. marshals scan passenger retinas before the flight. During the war on terrorism, Americans compromised their liberties to fight for freedom. Now, during the war on immigration, Americans will again be compelled to sacrifice liberties for American sovereignty. In the name of security, anywhere, anytime. All measures will be justified, everyone will be authorized and the population will be controlled. That is the moment we have arrived at in America. A combination of policies that President Obama put into place, as well as fresh executive orders put in place by President Trump, have created a new front in the world of national security. They are now using biometrics to verify passport and identity, in the name of cracking down on immigration. Additional scrutiny, and an over-bearing scent of Gestapo is again cropping up in airports, as yet another layer of surveillance is added to the line up.
The Event Chronicle
a month
By Mac Slavo During the war on terrorism, Americans compromised their liberties to fight for freedom. Now, during the war on immigration, Americans will again be compelled to sacrifice liberties for American sovereignty. In the name of security, anywhere, anytime. All measures will be justified, everyone will be authorized and the population will be controlled. That is the moment we have arrived at in America. A combination of policies that President Obama put into place, as well as fresh executive orders put in place by President Trump, have created a new front in the world of national security. They are now using biometrics to verify passport and identity, in the name of cracking down on immigration. Additional scrutiny, and an over-bearing scent of Gestapo is again cropping up in airports, as yet another layer of surveillance is added to the line up.
Autocar
a month
Elaborate tail-lights, each with 42 LEDs, will also be standard and an infrared-based night vision system capable of identifying pedestrians and animals will be offered as an option. DS has also confirmed plans to offer the 7 Crossback with a semi-autonomous Connected Pilot driving system. A state-of-the-art Focal Electra audio system will be on offer, too. Although PSA no longer produces cars with hydraulic suspension — which caused the ride of the original Citroën DS to be compared with a magic carpet — the DS 7 will be available with an Active Scan suspension system. This uses a high-mounted camera near the top of the car's windscreen to ‘read’ the surface of the road as it approaches, pre-setting the stiffness of the electronically variable dampers (which will be standard on more expensive versions) to prepare for larger bumps and compressions as they arrive.
Autocar
a month
Elaborate tail-lights, each with 42 LEDs, will also be standard and an infrared-based night vision system capable of identifying pedestrians and animals will be offered as an option. DS has also confirmed plans to offer the 7 Crossback with a semi-autonomous Connected Pilot driving system. A state-of-the-art Focal Electra audio system will be on offer, too. Although PSA no longer produces cars with hydraulic suspension — which caused the ride of the original Citroën DS to be compared with a magic carpet — the DS 7 will be available with an Active Scan suspension system. This uses a high-mounted camera near the top of the car's windscreen to ‘read’ the surface of the road as it approaches, pre-setting the stiffness of the electronically variable dampers (which will be standard on more expensive versions) to prepare for larger bumps and compressions as they arrive.
Autocar
a month
Elaborate tail-lights, each with 42 LEDs, will also be standard and an infrared-based night vision system capable of identifying pedestrians and animals will be offered as an option. DS has also confirmed plans to offer the 7 Crossback with a semi-autonomous Connected Pilot driving system. A state-of-the-art Focal Electra audio system will be on offer, too. Although PSA no longer produces cars with hydraulic suspension — which caused the ride of the original Citroën DS to be compared with a magic carpet — the DS 7 will be available with an Active Scan suspension system. This uses a high-mounted camera near the top of the car's windscreen to ‘read’ the surface of the road as it approaches, pre-setting the stiffness of the electronically variable dampers (which will be standard on more expensive versions) to prepare for larger bumps and compressions as they arrive.
IBTimes
a month
Core77
a month
You wouldn't suspect a comedian and former talk show host would be an early adopter of 3D printing. But regular viewers of " Jay Leno's Garage " know that for years, Leno has been using a 3D printer to help keep his collection of 286 rare vehicles up and running. While he can buy over-the-shelf parts for his McLaren P1 and Audi R8 Spyder, replacement items for his for his 1963 Chrysler Turbine concept car or one of his 1930s Duesenbergs are impossible to come by. That's why Leno has had engineer and former jet engine technician Bernard Juchli, his shop manager, scan old parts in need of replacement, 3D print them on-site in plastic, then send the plastic part to a foundry. The plastic is sacrificed to make a mold, and the replacement part is then cast. Recently Leno has learned of a more efficient method. Here he brings in Bry Ewan, a rep from Stratasys' Direct Manufacturing offshoot (think Kinko's for all things digital fabrication) to explain how their Direct Metal Laser Sintering process is right up Leno and Juchli's alley.
Techradar
a month
Weve already seen IKEA successfully use VR as a platform for kitchen decoration planning. Now Samsung is expanding on that with VuildUs, a program that will enable users to see what a new piece of furniture would look like to scale in their home before they buy, negating the need to measure every part of your home before redecorating. VuildUs uses a 360-degree depth camera and a mobile app for VR headsets. Users scan their home using the camera and transfer the data to the mobile app where its used to build a VR version of their home. This will allow the user to pop on their VR headset and enter a virtual version of their home where theyll be able to view items of furniture in 3D, and even buy immediately if theyre happy with it. TraVRer is a 360-degree video platform thats intended to give users a peek at a prospective holiday before they go, or even after they come home if theyd like to reminisce.
Hackaday
a month
Currently the software is being actively developed and the latest version has, among other things, a slit-scan mode. For those who don't know, slit-scan photography is a technique that can create some crazy warped and psychedelic effects (in this case, as psychedelic as a black and white photo can be). We know you want one for yourself. If you don't want to spend the time installing and configuring your RPi Zero, [Muth] kindly shared an SD card image with everything ready. It's not the first camera of this kind we covered here, we covered at least two in the past , but this one sure looks nice! [via Embedded Lab ] Filed under: Raspberry Pi