Core77
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Steel Bender Wicked! Laura Kampf builds a contraption to help her bend sheet metal into curves of different radii: How to Glue Perfect Miters As a bonus tip within this trick for gluing long miters, the Samurai Carpenter demonstrates an excellent way to glue miters of any size without getting squeeze-out glue-lines marring the very corners: The Miracle Latch Ron Paulk tells a story illustrating how this ingenious little device saved him a lot of work. It's a great example of how whomever invented this really knew his or her industry and invented something small but brilliant: Durable Outdoor Finish If you've got something made of wood that needs a tough, low-maintenance finish, you might want to consider marine-grade finishing products. Here the Wood Whisperer demonstrates: How Much Did it Cost to Build the Shop? Linn from Darbin Orvar runs down a bunch of small projects she's been working on, then delves into a QA where she reveals how much it cost to build her shop out: Leather Box Embossing Experiment Ben Uyeda pays homage to a certain space smuggler, and his eventual captor, as he experiments with embossing leather using a vacuum bag:.
South China Morning Post
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Ars Technica UK
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Techradar
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We now have a confirmed HTC U launch date though, with official invites (like the one above) being sent out to media, for an event on May 16. HTC has also given us a glimpse of its upcoming flagship, with a five second teaser clip posted on its Twitter account, showing an extremely slender device and a slogan of "squeeze for the brilliant U." Rumors suggest you'll be able to squeeze the side of the HTC U, and pressure sensitive buttons will provide you with various functions - such as launching an app or taking a photo. In terms of a HTC U release date, we're still in the dark, but we'd expect the handset to go on sale a week or two after the launch with pre-orders going live on May 16, or shortly after. TechRadar's take: We know the HTC U will be announced on May 16, and we'd hope HTC gets the handset on sale before the end of the month.
BoingBoing
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Core77
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This is hilarious: A company called Juicero Inc., one of "the top-funded U.S. hardware startups in 2016," according to Bloomberg , produces this eponymous $400 cold-press juice machine. The end user pays $5 to $8 to have sealed pouches of fruit and vegetable parts mailed to them on a subscription basis. To get the juice, the user places these pouches in the machine, which is capable of "four tons of force," and the machine squeezes the juice out of the bags for you. But Bloomberg reporters discovered that you could simply squeeze the bags by hand: The machine took two minutes to evacuate all 8 ounces of juice. The reporter took 1.5 minutes to squeeze out 7.5 ounces. Last year, when the Juicero cost $700, the company's CEO boasted about the machine to Recode : There are 400 custom parts in here. There's two motors, there's 10 printed circuit boards, there's a scanner, there's a microprocessor, there's a wireless chip, wireless antenna.
Sputnik International
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Daily Mail - Home
9 days
Hilarious footage filmed over seven minutes shows a pair of drivers in China struggling to squeeze into a tight parking space so instead opting to lift the car into place. The funny fail was caught on CCTV.
Daily Mail - Entertainment
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Reuters
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Expert Reviews
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Even when sat up close, the difference is marginal and, unless you're an absolute TV pro, you can't tell the difference between checkerboarding and 4K. Video of Xbox - Project Scorpio On Xbox Project Scorpio, Microsoft has managed to ensure almost every game runs at 4K without breaking a sweat. Having shown Digital Foundry what the Scorpio can do, Forza Motorsport 6 developer Turn10 unveiled Scorpio's 4K performance by playing a build of Forza 6 with 4K textures turned on and with other graphics settings comparable to those on Xbox One. The result was a smooth racing experience that utilised just 67% of Xbox Project Scorpio's power. An optimised build, built natively for Scorpio, could easily squeeze even more optimisation out of Microsoft's chipproving there's plenty of power here for 4K play. Outside of games, both consoles support Netflix amd YouTube in 4K HDR, with Amazon Prime Video also on the way.
BMW Blog
17 days
The first mod pointed out in the video is the aforementioned spring clamp. A spring clamp is exactly that, a clamp that squeezes the car's coil springs so as to lower them. The clamps themselves look like little Master Locks and clamp with coils of the spring together and are then tightened via two bolts. Not only is this unstable, as the clamps can change position do to vibration from bumps in the road, but they simply get in the way of the spring itself and the shock. If you use all of the spring travel on a bump, the spring is going to close on the clamps, causing an issue. Also, when you just squeeze the spring, you're reducing the amount of spring travel there is without changing the spring rate, which will cause the ride to bottom out and have issues. Following the spring clamps are just lowering springs themselves. Now, lowering springs are fine if you match the spring rate in them to a new set of dampers with the appropriate damper rate.
Core77
22 days
When you need a break at work, you'd probably love to be able to watch one of your favorite movies. But no boss we know of will look the other way while you screw off for 90 minutes. Thankfully, the talented folks at Russian animation firm 420 have take a ton of popular flicks and minimal-ized them, not only cutting the run-times down to 90 seconds or less, but faithfully depicting iconic scenes with sparing linework. Next time your boss goes to the bathroom, you can easily squeeze one or two of these in at a time: The Force Awakens The Matrix Die Hard Aliens Blade Runner Back to the Future If your favorite doesn't appear above, you can dig through their back catalog here .
ThinkGeek
a month
On thy left. Fashioned after the horn carried by the eldest sons of the Stewards of Gondor throughout the ages, the Bicycle Horn of Gondor can be quickly clamped onto handlebars from 19-26mm with no tools required. Give it a gentle squeeze to release a massive blast. $29.99
Autocar
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The Bugatti Chiron is the successor to the 987bhp Bugatti Veyron Three helicopters and 7.4 shots - find out the more surprising numbers involved with the world's fastest production car Youve heard of the Bugatti Chiron's headline 1479bhp figure, but these are the more surprising numbers behind the new hypercar. 185bhp per litre The Bugatti Chiron’s quad-turbocharged W16 engine produces 185bhp per litre. With eight litres in total the final figure stands at 1479bhp. That’s 492bhp more than the Veyron. 591lb ft per tonne The 1995kg Chiron has 1179lb ft of torque in total, or 591lb ft per tonne on offer. That dwarfs the output of even the Ferrari 488 GTB , which can only squeeze a measly 211lb ft per tonne out of its twin-turbocharged 3.9-litre V8. 2.5sec Despite its near two-tonne weight, the Chiron can accelerate from 0-62mph in under 2.5sec. One tenth The all-wheel drive monster can then surge past 124mph four seconds later before surpassing 186mph in under 13.
Daily Mail - Home
a month
The video, filmed in a car park in Gravesend, shows the driver slowly trying to squeeze through the passage. The video uploader Dan1980 said: 'Always make sure the gap is big enough for your car.'
Collective Evolution
a month
In many cases, it's even worse than this! Of course, other animals aren't treated any better, either. Chicks have their beaks brutally chopped off while they're still alive, pigs are so tightly shoved together that it's not uncommon for their guts to literally squeeze out of their bodies, and chickens' legs often break because they consume so much growth hormones that their legs cannot support their body weight. Keep in mind that this is the way numerous people treat the animals that they then eat afterwards. What are the energetic effects of consuming an animal that has been tortured and put under high levels of stress for its entire life? Many ancient yogic and religious texts claim that an energy transfer occurs when consuming another being. That's why cannibalistic rituals exist; by consuming the flesh of another, you consume its energy. If you're consuming an animal that was tortured all of its life, and thus has an extremely low frequency, what do you think that will do to your own vibration? Even if you love consuming animal products, it's inevitable that society's heavy reliance on them must come to an end because it's not sustainable.
DW
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Collective Evolution
a month
When we're around death or in high stress situations, we are able to pick up on lower vibrational energies, so why wouldn't animals feel that, too? When they're on the way to their deaths, they're also often mistreated and forced to endure highly aggravating situations. For example, when pigs are transported to slaughterhouses, they are often crammed so tightly into transport trucks that their guts literally squeeze out of them. A former pig transporter explained that the pigs are “packed in so tight, their guts actually pop out their butts—a little softball of guts actually comes out.” It's proven that animals can sense fear and feel pain. That, in combination with a rapid change in daily activities (and in many cases added torture), is enough for anyone to be sent over the edge. So, are these animals simply reacting to fear, or are they truly aware that they're about to die, causing them to panic and try to escape? Many animals can clearly comprehend death, whether it's regarding their own species or another.
Hackaday
a month
In these times when we try to squeeze out extra clock cycles by adding more cores to our CPUs and by enlisting the aid of GPUs, [Ido Gendel] thought it would be fun to go in the exact opposite direction, supply a clock to the ATtiny85 that cycles only once per day , or at 0.000011574Hz. What application could this have? Well, if he could do it in seven instructions or less, how about turning on an LED at sunset Friday evening, to indicate the start of the Jewish Shabbat (Saturday), and turn it off again at sunset Saturday evening. Notice the subtlety. A clock that cycles once per day means you can execute at most one instruction per day. Luckily on AVR microcontrollers, the instructions he needed can execute in just one cycle. That of course meant diving down into assembly code. [Ido] wasn't an assembly wizard, so to find the instructions, he compiled C code and examined the resulting assembly until he found what he needed.
Mashable
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Daily Mail - Home
a month
It really doesn't matter how big a cat is or how tiny the box is, they will manage to squeeze themselves into small spaces. The pictures show the great lengths furry felines are prepared to go to.
Ruptly TV
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Autocar
a month
Once rolling, the Viper is remarkably benign, with a smooth and progressive throttle and even a reasonably comfortable ride. But what you really want to know is how well it goes. Well, even on these cold roads, the Viper isnt uncontrollable. Lairy, for sure, and a moment’s inadvertent exuberance with the throttle will light up the rear tyres. But there’s a monumental amount of front-end grip, so the car snicks into corners surprisingly well, and a squeeze of the throttle on the way out hunkers the back end down at first, rather than simply sending it sideways straight away. But be under no illusion: this is a car that’s happier on the straights than it is in the corners. Simply placing it is the first problem: that long, wide nose obscures half of the road ahead, and then there’s the slow steering and the wooden brakes. No, far better to amble through the twisty bits at a moderate pace and then point ‘n’ squirt to your heart’s content once there’s a clear, flat bit of asphalt ahead.