Daily Archives: December 24, 2018

50 years ago, ‘Earthrise’ inspired the environmental movement

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/24/earthrise-50-years-the-big-picture/ The most famous photo ever taken from space, Earthrise, is 50 years old today. It’s so iconic that we now take it for granted, but it may have had a greater impact on humanity than any photograph ever taken. … Continue reading

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Lazareth LMV 496 jet-powered flying quad cycle teased

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/12/24/lazareth-jet-flying-quad-cycle-video/ It must be getting increasingly difficult to get the internet-obsessed masses to sit up and take notice, even for a boutique brand like Lazareth , which has made a living by blowing motorcycle enthusiasts’ socks off with crazy contraptions … Continue reading

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How to Download All Your Instagram Pictures

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-download-all-your-instagram-pictures-1831281692 The revelation this past week that Facebook has been sharing what you do on the site with other companies like Microsoft and Amazon has led a number of us to start considering (perhaps not for the first time) deleting … Continue reading

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This Video Explains Everything You Need to Know About My Favorite Science Fiction Superstructure

https://io9.gizmodo.com/this-video-explains-everything-you-need-to-know-about-m-1831278522 A Dyson sphere!Image: Screencap via YouTube Superstructures—giant, impossible machines or buildings, popular in science fiction, more or less impossible in reality—are the absolute best. They are my jam. The Dyson Sphere is the best one. (To be fair: it’s … Continue reading

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IBM fingernail sensor tracks health through your grip

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/22/ibm-fingernail-sensor/ IBM Lab The strength of your grip can frequently be a good indicator of your health, and not just for clearly linked diseases like Parkinson’s — it can gauge your cognitive abilities and even your heart health. To that … Continue reading

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Watch Bugatti test the first 3D-printed brake caliper

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/24/bugatti-tests-3d-printed-titanium-brake-caliper/ Volkswagen Group Back at the start of 2018, Bugatti revealed that it was working on the first 3D-printed brake caliper. Now that the year is winding to a close, it’s finally ready to show the caliper in action. Bugatti … Continue reading

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Zoox Inc. Snags First California Permit To Transport Passengers In Self-Driving Cars

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/23/679705342/zoox-inc-snags-first-california-permit-to-transport-passengers-in-self-driving-c?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news Bay Area-based Zoox Inc has received approval from California to transport passengers in its autonomous vehicles. It’s the first permit handed out by the state as part of a pilot program for self-driving cars. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption … Continue reading

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