TopRank
3 days
Adweek
5 days
If you've always dreamed of creating a self-portrait out of Lego bricks, rejoice! A nifty machine at the toy maker's London store can finally set you on that path. Just head over to Leicester Square and climb into the "Mosaic Maker," a cross between an instant photo booth and a Lego vending machine. For the...
Techradar - Reviews
9 days
You have even more reason to stay with the original Xbox One if you're a fan of Microsoft's Kinect, which divided opinion when it was included with every Xbox One upon the console's initial release. The reason for this is that the One S doesn't include a Kinect port on its rear, meaning that you'll have to buy an adaptor if you want to use your camera accessory. It might not be perfect, but it's far better than the system Microsoft once pitched us on: an always-online console that would have allowed for disc-less play, easy game sharing on other owner's consoles, mandatory system scans and an end to second-hand purchases as we know them. Next Xbox: what will the Xbox Two be like and when will we see it? With a refreshed interface and improved functionality, Microsoft's all-in-one system is taking on the PS4 head-on. Recent improvements like a new guide button that allows for easier and faster access to party chat and achievements, alongside a boost in responsiveness and more integrated community pages are empowering the system to fulfill its destiny as the epicenter of our home entertainment cabinet.
The Points Guy
12 days
For example, Clear uses fingerprint and iris scans to expedite the security process at several airports in the US , and several countries now use fingerprint scans to improve security at their borders. Schiphol and KLM have partnered on other initiatives to streamline various airport operations, like a current trial that allows passengers to leave their laptops and liquids in their carry-on bags while going through security. Featured image courtesy of KLM.
Collective Evolution
17 days
( source ) Sayer Ji had this to say about why we shouldn't really be surprised by the dangers of calcium supplements: People really should not be so surprised at the idea that calcium supplementation may be toxic to cardiovascular health. After all, many subject themselves to coronary and cardiac calcium scans in order to ascertain their risk of cardiovascular events and/or cardiac mortality. This is because we know that calcium of the wrong kind in the wrong place can result in serious adverse health effects. There are, in fact, quite a few in the field of nutrition who have long warned against supplementation with elemental calcium; which is to say, calcium from limestone, oyster shell, egg shell and bone meal (hydroxylapatite). ( source ) Why Calcium From Food Is Better There are a number of foods that can provide one with adequate amounts of calcium.
Collective Evolution
17 days
( source ) Sayer Ji had this to say about why we shouldn't really be surprised by the dangers of calcium supplements: People really should not be so surprised at the idea that calcium supplementation may be toxic to cardiovascular health. After all, many subject themselves to coronary and cardiac calcium scans in order to ascertain their risk of cardiovascular events and/or cardiac mortality. This is because we know that calcium of the wrong kind in the wrong place can result in serious adverse health effects. There are, in fact, quite a few in the field of nutrition who have long warned against supplementation with elemental calcium; which is to say, calcium from limestone, oyster shell, egg shell and bone meal (hydroxylapatite). ( source ) Why Calcium From Food Is Better There are a number of foods that can provide one with adequate amounts of calcium.
TEDTalks (video)
18 days
TEDTalks (video)
18 days
HubSpot Marketing Blog
20 days
But it's not just that. As marketers, many of us do our work within Facebook, anyway, to update social media pages or work on campaigns. That's why Jarvis is so helpful. It's a personal assistant bot that can set and send you reminders within Facebook. Like so many other bots, it integrates with a platform that many of us are already using, to help us get more done and make life a little easier. 6) Kayak Free | Slack | Messenger Source: Kayak Finding a great deal on airfare is something that's enjoyed by many, but mastered by few. That's why there are sites out there like Kayak -- a one-stop-shop that scans across dozens of airlines to find the best price for a flight. Now, with the Kayak chatbot, it can be used for the same purpose on Slack and Messenger. It's like having your very own travel agent, but without the fee. 7) Leo Free | Slack Source: Kayak Employee satisfaction is no laughing matter.
TIME - Top Stories
23 days
If you've ever been tempted to confront someone slurping their soup in a restaurant, or if a person breathing loudly next to you in the movie theater is enough to make your blood boil, then you're not alone: You're one of many people suffering from a genuine brain abnormality called misophonia. Misophonia , a disorder which means sufferers have a hatred of sounds such as eating, chewing, loud breathing or even repeated pen-clicking, was first named as a condition in 2001. Over the years, scientists have been skeptical about whether or not it constitutes a genuine medical ailment, but now new research led by a team at the U.K.'s Newcastle University has proven that those with misophonia have a difference in their brain's frontal lobe to non-sufferers. In an report published in the journal Current Biology , scientists said scans of misophobia sufferers found changes in brain activity when a trigger' sound was heard.
Mirrorspectrum
25 days
New technologies and practices will be a part of our everyday life soon. These include demonetization, a cashless society, biometric identification, fingerprints and iris scans. First, it was reported last week that a key panel advising the government on its implementation of the “digital payments ecosystem” (that is being pushed and funded by USAID) is now recommending that India links its national biometric ID database directly to tax returns. And now comes word that India is “working on a biometrics-backed payment system that will be connected to a user’s unique ID number, or Aadhaar.” (Who could have seen that coming?)
PC Pro
a month
Thomas McMullan 4 min 48 sec ago Virtual reality Researchers at MIT’s Fluid Interfaces Group have developed an app capable of procedurally generating virtual spaces, based on 3D scans of real-world spaces using Google’s Project Tango. Cue opening of dystopian novel. A man walks down the hallway of the abandoned hospital he has been squatting in since the downfall of Western civilization. There is rat dropping in the corner, and the walls are sticky with bodily fluids, but instead of this abject squalor the man’s VR headset shows him a field of prancing deer. Video of Oasis As you can see from the above video, things arent all that grim. The Oasis project uses Google’s augmented reality Tango platform to scan a local environment, and then transform this 3D map into a procedurally generated VR world. See related Virtual reality will change the way you think about violence Virtual and wet: An interview with artist Adham Faramawy Confront death with this out-of-body VR experience The idea is that you scan a room or a portion of corridor using a Tango-powered phone.
Techradar - Reviews
a month
Holding down on the on-screen home buttons brings up Google Now on Tap, which scans what you're currently reading, watching or hearing, and it tries to educate you on the topic. Reading about the new Star Wars movie poster in the news and holding down the home button instantly brought up a short description and series of links for both Star Wars and Lucasfilm. They're in the form of icons, but lead to Star Wars-appropriate Google searches, Wikipedia entries, social media content and Google Play Store apps. It's a neat shortcut for more information on whatever you're currently looking at. This works best in messaging apps, wherein someone references a show, actor or newsmaker you know nothing about. Google Now on Tap is a simple way to cross-reference the internet. Everything else about Android Marshmallow is straightforward in that Nexus 6P is a phone with stock Android.
Know Your Mobile
a month
"The diagrams in the 37-page document clearly states that Samsung is aiming to enhance the quality of both the background and objects in the foreground," reports GSMArena. "The wide-angle lens scans for anything that is a moving object and if there’s any, the second lens - the telephoto one tracks the image in real time and enables you to adjust zoom and other settings without losing focus." It's tantalising to speculate that such tech might appear in the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy X or Galaxy Note 8, although given that the Galaxy S8 is pegged to be arriving some time between March and May it seems unlikely there would be time to implement the new tech unless it's already been developed and, frankly, had it already been developed we'd expect to have seen leaks and other details much earlier. Still, it could be a viable candidate for the other two handsets, as these are both rumoured to be coming in the second half of 2017.
The Event Chronicle
a month
This correlates exactly with the Atlantis legend. History Channel reconstruction of Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzki's scans (via Ancient Aliens ) The discovery was mostly ignored by the mainstream, because it is out of time and out of place with the official history. Estimating that it would have taken 50,000 years for such structures to have sunken to the depth at which they were said to be found, Iturralde added: 50,000 years ago there wasn't the architectural capacity in any of the cultures we know of to build complex buildings. You can read more about the discovery here and here . 9. Alexander : The rare metal of Atlantis, Orichalum, recovered from shipwreck . Orichalum is a metal that is mentioned in several ancient writings including the story of Atlantis in the Critias dialogue, which was recorded by Plato around 360 BC.
Mental Floss
a month
Digital Trends
a month
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 .
InfoWars
2 months
The Huffington Post
2 months
Better yet, aerial footage provided by drones keeps early responders out of harm's way. In a SWAT scenario, for example, a camera-equipped craft with a powerful 30x zoom lens can give officers a close-up look at a compound where hostages are being held--while they remain 1,000 feet away. And, likewise, a fireman can fly a drone with thermal-imaging and video-streaming capability over a four-alarm blaze and determine, in real time, where to direct his colleagues and where to help them avoid trouble... Safety Inspections Drones are exceedingly effective at finding structural flaws, not only because they can quickly and efficiently take high-resolution images and laser scans but also because they can get up close in treacherous spaces, such as the underside of an offshore drilling rig or the top of a cell tower. Boeing's drone-making subsidiary Insitu is working with BNSF Railway to test rail-inspection possibilities in New Mexico.
Futurity
3 months
New scans of old jaws uncover clues to mammal evolution Mose prepared multiple thin slices from the gorgonopsian jaw—each only about as thick as a sheet of notebook paper—and mounted them onto slides. He and Whitney immediately noticed something unexpected within the jaw: embedded next to the root of the canine were irregular clusters of up to eight tiny, round objects. Higher magnification under a microscope showed that the objects within each cluster resembled small, poorly differentiated teeth, or toothlets. The toothlets even harbored distinct layers of dentin and enamel. At first we didn't know what to make of it, Whitney says. But after some investigation we realized this gorgonopsian had what looks like a textbook compound odontoma. At 255 million years, this is by far the oldest reported evidence for an odontoma—and possibly the first case in a non-mammal.
Futurity
3 months
New scans of old jaws uncover clues to mammal evolution Mose prepared multiple thin slices from the gorgonopsian jaw—each only about as thick as a sheet of notebook paper—and mounted them onto slides. He and Whitney immediately noticed something unexpected within the jaw: embedded next to the root of the canine were irregular clusters of up to eight tiny, round objects. Higher magnification under a microscope showed that the objects within each cluster resembled small, poorly differentiated teeth, or toothlets. The toothlets even harbored distinct layers of dentin and enamel. At first we didn't know what to make of it, Whitney says. But after some investigation we realized this gorgonopsian had what looks like a textbook compound odontoma. At 255 million years, this is by far the oldest reported evidence for an odontoma—and possibly the first case in a non-mammal.
The Event Chronicle
3 months
According to Dr Mosier, “you dont find these things in nature. they have to be processed, engineered, and they’re not easy to make.” All the individuals he studied had “no noted portal of entry” for any of the objects he removed. There was also no notable visible scar formation, and no disruption in the integrity of the skin. All the individuals tested positive to X-rays and CT scans showing metallic or lesser dense foreign objects, and there were no signs of inflammation at all which, according to Dr. Lier, would be impossible. All of these surgeries and tests were done with an extremely limited budget, and to understand it further, more money would had to have been allocated to these findings. One thing remains clear, there are many that believe the UFO topic to be directly correlates with the extraterrestrial phenomenon. There are reports all over the world from a large amount of people whose stories all seem to correlate.
Daily Mail - India
3 months
Suleiman, the operator of al-Qaida-inspired terror module will be questioned about his possible link with Zakir Naik. So far many terror suspects, who have been arrested, named Naik as their inspiration.
Daily Mail - Science
3 months
Evidence gleaned from scans of an ancient human ancestor could end the long-running debate among palaeontologists about whether Lucy lived in the trees or on the ground.