Monthly Archives: July 2018

10 Excellent New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts You Need to Check Out

https://io9.gizmodo.com/10-excellent-new-sci-fi-and-fantasy-shorts-you-need-to-1827912662 Sometimes, you’ve got the bandwidth for watching the extended cut of a superhero movie plus all its special features, or binge-watching an entire TV season. But other times, you only need a quick fix. We’re here to help with … Continue reading

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A real-life 8-bit installation pixelates a Greek ruin

https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/31/pixel-paxos-art-quintessenz-the-big-picture/ Ideally, an artwork makes you question the world and looks beautiful doing it. A new installation from German artists Thomas Granseuer and Tomislav Topic, aka Quintessenz, does all that. Located on the Greek island of Paxos as part of … Continue reading

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This electric bicycle folds up in just 1 second

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/07/30/electric-bicycle-folds-in-1-second/ Hi! We notice you’re using an ad blocker. Please consider whitelisting Autoblog. We get it. Ads can be annoying. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog – and … Continue reading

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Why Westerners Fear Robots and the Japanese Do Not

https://www.wired.com/story/ideas-joi-ito-robot-overlords Sometime in the late Eighties, I participated in a meeting organized by the Honda Foundation in which a Japanese professor—I can’t remember his name—made the case that the Japanese had more success integrating robots into society because of their … Continue reading

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Sorry, Elon. There’s Not Enough CO2 To Terraform Mars

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=26059 Mars might not have the right ingredients to terraform into our planetary home away from home – even with the recent discovery of liquid water buried near its south pole. Research published Monday in Nature Astronomy puts a kibosh … Continue reading

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Hackers find creative way to steal $7.7 million without being detected

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1350443 reader comments 41 Hackers managed to steal $7.7 million dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency from the platform known as KICKICO by using a novel technique—destroying existing coins and then creating new ones totaling the same amount and putting them in … Continue reading

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Comcast installed Wi-Fi gear without approval—and this city is not happy

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1349855 Enlarge / A Comcast Service Vehicle in Indianapolis, Indiana, in March 2016. Getty Images | jetcityimage reader comments 6 Comcast recently installed Wi-Fi equipment in public rights of way without permits in the city of Corvallis, Oregon. But instead … Continue reading

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