Daily Archives: February 4, 2019

Google Translate Makes Magic: The Gathering Cards Somehow Sound Sillier

https://kotaku.com/google-translate-makes-magic-the-gathering-cards-someh-1832327340 Some Magic: The Gathering fans are sending cards through Google Translate, with hilarious results. Read more… via Kotaku https://kotaku.com February 4, 2019 at 12:06PM

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Warby Parker’s AR App Lets You Try on Glasses Using Your iPhone

https://www.wired.com/story/warby-parker-augmented-reality-app Searching for the right pair of glasses is an exercise in patience. The frames that look best on the shelf never seem to look the same once you put them on. Temples get pinched; eyes look crossed. And—wait—has your … Continue reading

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The rise and fall of rocket mail

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/02/the-history-of-rocket-mail-backlog/ As you read this, countless cards, letters and packages are en route to delivery destinations across the globe. We rarely think about the logistics involved in international mail crossing land and sea, country borders and continents, because we don’t … Continue reading

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India opens its first center for human spaceflight

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/03/india-opens-human-space-flight-centre/ Crewed spaceflight is still limited to a handful of countries, but India is close to changing that. The Indian Space Research Organization has formally opened its first facility devoted to human spaceflight. The appropriately titled Human Space Flight Centre … Continue reading

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Google Releases Two New Apps: Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier

https://www.droid-life.com/2019/02/04/google-releases-two-new-apps-live-transcribe-and-sound-amplifier/ Google dropped two new apps on us this morning, both of which should help deaf and hard-of-hearing people. The apps are called Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier, and they are available right now for download. The names for the … Continue reading

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2D material makes Wi-Fi energy harvesting more efficient

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1448339 Enlarge / Wi-Fi connects the world together, but it’s still quite complicated. Aurich Lawson 14 with 13 posters participating Energy harvesting is all the rage at the moment. I’d like devices that convert waste energy into electricity. If I … Continue reading

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Forget the Super Bowl, SpaceX just fired its Mars rocket engine

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1450691 Enlarge / The first test firing of a flight version of SpaceX’s Raptor rocket engine. Elon Musk/Twitter 2 with 2 posters participating Elon Musk has been at SpaceX’s test site for its rocket engines in central Texas this weekend. … Continue reading

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