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    NBCNews.com Indiana Is a Turning Point in the GOP RaceNBCNews.comIndianapolis, IN — It’s been a long strange trip, but the Republican primary may finally be coming to an end in Indiana Tuesday. On the eve of the critical contest, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz closed their campaigns with familiar attacks. Cruz …Politics|Donald Trump’s Foes […]...

    USA TODAY Dreams can come true: Leicester wins English soccer titleUSA TODAYLONDON (AP) — Leicester City players crowded around a television inside the house of teammate Jamie Vardy, locked arm in arm, watching the action 100 miles away. And when the final whistle blew at Stamford Bridge, they raised their arms in triumph.Spurs lose their […]...

    FOXSports.com Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield charged with raping disabled woman, he denies allegationsSan Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE — Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a “developmentally delayed” woman, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors said the woman was assaulted on April 9, 2015, …Ex-49ers star Dana […]...

    New York Daily News Los Angeles sheriff, San Francisco police chief vow reform as racist messages revealed in both departmentsNew York Daily NewsIn Los Angeles and San Francisco, law enforcement officials are vowing anti-bias reform after their departments were faced with racist message scandals. A high-ranked Los Angeles county sheriff’s department official has resigned after […]...

    New York Times Hillary Clinton Hears Wrath of Coal Supporters in West VirginiaNew York TimesWILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Hillary Clinton came to campaign in coal country — and she had her feet held to the fire. As Mrs. Clinton stepped onto the sidewalk on Monday to tour a health and wellness center here, a crowd of […]...

    Reuters Soccer-Leicester triumph is why we love football, says MessiReutersLONDON Lionel Messi spoke for the great and the good of world soccer, not to mention millions of grassroots fans, when he acclaimed Leicester City’s extraordinary Premier League triumph by tweeting: “The reason why we all love football. Congratulations”.Rogers: Leicester City wins EPL title for the […]...

    New York Times Politics|Donald Trump’s Foes Fear Indiana Primary Could Be Decisive BlowNew York TimesDonald J. Trump had harsh words for Ted Cruz and John Kasich’s cooperation and expressed a desire to move forward to focus his efforts on Hillary Clinton. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on Publish Date May 2, 2016. Photo by Eric Thayer […]...

    CNN Obama on the future of terrorism after bin Laden raidCNNWashington (CNN) On the fifth anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, President Barack Obama sharply defended his targeted approached to fighting terror — and said the next president would most likely follow his lead rather than his predecessor’s.Five Years After bin Laden’s Death, al-Qaeda Lives […]...

    USA TODAY Ex-49ers standout Dana Stubblefield charged with rape of disabled womanUSA TODAYFormer 49ers defensive tackle and Super Bowl champion Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a “developmentally delayed” disabled woman, the Santa Clara (Calif.) County District Attorney’s office announced. According to the San Jose …Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield is charged with raping a […]...

    Fox News Feel the Chill: Can Clinton win over Bernie voters?Fox NewsHillary Clinton, even if she can secure the Democratic nomination in the coming weeks, will have to do more than just make peace with Bernie Sanders’ supporters. She’ll need to persuade his true believers they share the same goals — and to go out […]...
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    The chief organiser of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea resigned Tuesday less than two years before the Games begin, citing urgent problems with his troubled shipping business. Hanjin Shipping - the South's top container carrier - applied for a creditor-debt restructuring plan last week to avo...

    HSBC's net profit was down 18 percent at $4.3 billion in the first quarter, the bank said Tuesday, affected by "extreme levels" of market volatility early in the year. "Our first quarter performance was resilient in tough market conditions that affected the entire banking sector," said group chief executive Stuart Gulliver....

    Hollywood stars, music moguls and fashion models strutted tech-inspired glam at the Met Gala Monday, working their friend-of-fashion poses on the giant staircase of the "Oscars of the East". From pop icons Beyonce, to Lady Gaga, and a cheeky Madonna, to a goth-looking Taylor Swift, and almost unrecognizably intergalactic Katy Perry, it was the most glamorous night of the year in a city that likes to dress up. Supermodel Gigi...

    Indonesian villagers thought they had been blessed when a beautiful doll turned up on a beach, believing it to be an angel fallen from heaven, only to discover it was an inflatable sex toy. "When our officers arrived they saw that the 'fallen angel' was just a doll, it was a sex toy," local police chief Heru Pramukarno told AFP. Villager Pardin, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, found the ...

    The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental solar-powered aircraft, landed in Phoenix, Arizona late Monday, completing the latest leg of its around the world journey to draw attention to clean energy technologies. Pilot Andre Borschberg put the long, light, propeller-driven aircraft down at Phoenix Goodyear Airport at 8:55 pm (0355 GMT) after a 15 hour, 52 minute flight from Moffet Airfield so...


    For the majority of Hong Kongers, the notion of breaking away from mainland China is far-fetched -- but pro-independence leader Andy Chan insists it can become a reality as fears grow Beijing is tightening its grip. Critics cast young activists such as Chan, who set up the Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) in March, as naive po...
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    More than half a century after he says police pressured him into confessing to a crime he did not commit, 81-year-old Paul Gatling has finally cleared his name. On Monday, the Brooklyn District Attorney fully vacated Gatling’s wrongful 1964 conviction for murder, a crime for which he served 10 years in prison, The New York Times reports.Read more......

    A polite guy like Bernie Sanders won’t tell America’s ultra rich to fuck off, but he won’t tell you not to tell them to fuck off , either.Read more...

    In an attempt to reinstate bail for 21-year-old sex offender Owen Labrie, his attorneys presented a letter from an unnamed professor who compares Labrie to 15th century canonized military heroine Joan of Arc. Wow, so creative!Read more......

    Police say disturbance at an Illinois Target initially reported as an active shooter situation was actually a man protesting the company’s transgender bathroom policy, the Chicago Tribune reports.Read more......

    On Monday, Ted Cruz explained his bizarre reference to “the basketball ring” at a campaign rally in Indiana by confessing he isn’t exactly Mickey Gordon when it comes to making buckets.Read more......

    Late Saturday night at a White House Correspondents Dinner afterparty, two not-not intoxicated reporters got into a scuffle about a fellow reporter. Now there’s video of the incident. Read more...

    Thanks to weekly four-day weekends and a general inclination to do anything other than legislate, The Politico reports this year’s Senate will likely spend the least amount of time in the Senate in more than 60 years.Read more......

    Jalopnik This Is The Hoverboard We’ve All Been Dreaming Of | Lifehacker Build Your Emergency Fund On a Low Income With a Simple Bill Tweak | io9 Surpassing the Books May Be the Greatest Thing That Ever Happened to Game of Thrones ...

    Thomas Gilbert, the hedge fund heir who allegedly killed his father over a $200 drop in his allowance , will likely be disappointed to learn that the old man (of whose will he is a major beneficiary) was only worth $585,555.50—far less than the $1.6 million Thomas and his mother expected. Read more......

    Ted Cruz may never be president, but there is one thing the American public can’t withhold from him—a debate forum. Today, he tested his skills on a random Trump supporter, who answered each of Cruz’s arguments with a salient counterpoint: Who cares?Read more......
    Kourtney Kardashian is reminding everyone her trunk's fully loaded ... just like her little sisters, Kim and Khloe. Kourt was hanging with her kids in Miami Beach -- but in her cut-off shorts and white swimsuit it was easy to overlook the… ...

    Ex-49ers defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield has just been charged with raping a mentally disabled woman in 2015 ... and now faces serious prison time.  Officials say 45-year-old Stubblefield -- a 3-time Pro Bowler -- contacted the woman… ...

    Justin Verlander put a ring on it ... a MASSIVE ring ... and Kate Upton was all about showing it off at the Met Gala in NYC. Upton hit the red carpet at the event Monday night sporting the boulder on her finger ... and essentially stole the show… ...

    A bodybuilding legend has a message for Miami Marlins star Dee Gordon -- KICK THE PEDS AND COME TRAIN WITH ME!!!!  We spoke with 2008 Mr. Olympia Dexter Jackson -- a 5-TIME Arnold Classic winner -- who says he knows all about Gordon's 80 game… ...

    UFC star Nick Diaz says training with Jean-Claude Van Damme this weekend was a dream come true -- especially since JCVD helped grow his love for fighting back when he was a kid.  Both Nick and his bro Nate Diaz hooked up with the action legend… ...

    Sam Hunt is the first to admit ... even performing with Snoop doesn't give you an automatic street cred pass! Sam was leaving LAX when we asked about his awesome Stagecoach performance with the Dogg. Sam has bridged the gap between country and rap… ...

    Sinead O'Connor is blaming Prince's drug problems on his good friend, Arsenio Hall -- but he says the Irish singer is totally full of it. Sinead went on the attack, saying ... "Two words for the DEA investigating where (sic) prince got his drugs… ...

    Britney Spears is unhappy under her conservatorship ... at least that's the view of the guy who claims to be her former manager. We got Sam Lutfi leaving the deposition where his lawyer fired off questions to Britney. As we reported, the judge was… ...

    Prince's riches might get split 7 ways instead of 6 because a woman is claiming she's entitled to a cut of the late singer's multi-million dollar estate. Lawyers for Darcell Johnston filed legal docs in Prince's probate case saying she's a… ...

    Kanye West is a blank slate, criminally speaking -- a judge signed off on erasing his conviction for that paparazzi beatdown at LAX. According to court docs, obtained by TMZ, the judge approved Kanye's request to expunge the case. You'll recall he… ...
    Amy Schumer missed the first day of I'm suddenly super fucking rich and famous orientation. The late bloomers never catch up. Watch the fat kids in ski school. Born attractive chicks embrace their bogus public persona from the time they're working over their sixth grade teacher for a passing grade. You and everybody else passed the background check. Give her an A just in case.read more...

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    The White House Correspondents Dinner used to be a showcase for the sitting President to recite cracks about himself and the White House press corps then hand out a bunch of awards to dead people. The annual event served as a friendly reminder that the press who cover POTUS will do pretty much whatever he and his staff ask since they're looking for access or just sweet jobs in the White House.read more...

    Ariel Winter received official clearance to ditch her mom four years ago. She claimed Crystal Workman was emotionally and physically abusive. The kind of incentive a kid needs to book Juicy Juice at nine, but not a network TV gig when you're sporting 36D's at fourteen. Workman claims all the abuse came from her daughter who 'bullied' her into finding her gigs starting at age five.read more...

    Can you be friends with a woman you've seen butt-fucked seventy-three times on camera? Gaping for a living seems less troubling than a woman who consumes self-help non-fiction. If adult film acting credentials were the sole factor by which you chose female friends friends, you'd notice your guy friends wanting to come over far more often. Many of them would bring beer and willingly offer to help you move furniture....read more...

    Tracy Anderson is the go-to fitness guru for all the big names in Hollywood. According to her press releases she trains Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Richie, Lena Dunham and a shit load of westside moms who want to look like any of the first three. Time to edit your sizzle list. Anderson shapes the health and fitness of her clients through a strict regimen of hardcore dance workouts, healthy eating, and a...read more...

    There's no more compelling competition than two sisters climbing over each other for sexual attention. It's not as if older sister becomes a lawyer so you become a doctor. That's a CW show. Not the a celebrity model family in Malibu.read more...

    On this week's podcast Matt and I wonder if there's any kind of porn that wouldn't get half a million views, consider if Blac Chyna is a bad or good whore, evaluate Leonardo DiCaprio's pussy chemtrail, and consider the curious case of former White Sox slugger Adam LaRoche busting up child sex rings in Vietnam. That really happened. We discuss.read more...

    Porn stars recently decided they were going to come out of society's shadows. Like heroic Mexican migrants yet to be fully hand stamped. I think that's the acceptable term now. We know the porn stars walk among us. They gotta eat. You know they need to wash their clothes. And home The AIDS tests aren't accurate to a commercially viable standard.read more...

    Will Ferrell has backed out of a project in which he would have played Ronald Reagan in the depths of Alzheimer's Disease...for laughs. People in Hollywood still hate Reagan but for a moment forgot about all of the studio chiefs with early onset dementia.read more...
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    While cars and trucks have long had smart emergency systems to send help in the event of a crash (think services like OnStar), motorcycles have had to go without -- a scary thought if you've ever worried about wiping out miles away from help. That's......

    It's the dawning of the age of Aquarius. Well, the discovery of three planets orbiting a cooler-than-the-Sun dwarf star located in the Aquarius constellation, according to NASA. A number of telescopes, including the TRAPPIST at the La Silla Observato......

    While the first part of Europe's and Russia's ExoMars mission took off on time in March, the second phase has been delayed. They've decided to launch their Martian rover, which will be capable of drilling up to two meters (6.5 feet) below the surface......

    Introduced in 2014, the BMW i8 is due for its first update. The new version is expected to hit the dealers in late 2017, and the hybrid powertrain will receive a host of improvements.

    Amazon's Prime Now expedited delivery service finally has a standalone website. It was previously accessible only through a mobile app, but now Prime subscribers -- those who live in areas where the one- to two-hour delivery option is available, at l......

    Horses are majestic creatures, but one thing they are not is tiny. Well, not for long, anyway. That creates a problem for equine medicine. When an animal weighs just under an imperial ton and is six-foot tall at the shoulders, there's only so much a......

    A hacker whose creation stole bank account details from over a million computers across the globe has been ordered to pay $6.9 million. Nikita Kuzmin from Russia is one of the three architects of the Gozi virus, which infects computers through PDF fi......

    Competition is good for everybody. Case in point: Google recently dropped a massive update for the stock Android keyboard that brings in a ton of new features that we've seen from the likes of the now-Microsoft-owned SwiftKey and the Redmond company'......

    This week Netflix premieres its first French original production with Marseille, starring Gérard Depardieu in a political drama. For gamers, the week's biggest release is Gearbox Software's Battleborn, aka the game that definitely is not Overw......

    Last week, Nintendo announced that it will bring popular titles like Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem to its new smartphone game lineup. While this was good news for fans of those franchises, it still raised some questions, like why those franchises s......
    Schools are going to see a surge in wearable tech over the next five years, according to a report published by Research and Markets, at an expected growth rate of 46 percent per year. We’re already seeing experiments condu...

    The freeway of love may be about to get a lot more lovin’ thanks to self-driving cars’ ability to allow drivers to, ahem, multitask. The Daily Mail reveals that a report by the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence is warning that self-driving cars will up the incidents of sexual congress in moving cars. “I... Read more » The post ...

    It used to be protecting your network meant keeping track of the desktop and laptop computers that access it. Then, smartphones came onto the scene, and now wearables and other IoT devices as well as the cloud computing are making it harder than ever to keep up. IoT and...

    With over $1.5 billion on the line, the Indian government urging the country’s top 20 smart cities to quickly apply for funding from such international bodies as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the BRICS Development Bank. This comes as India continues to prove one of the world’s biggest supporters of smart...

    When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), the key to widespread adoption isn’t a mass of features, but on how much attention is

    It’s a tech party and IoT is everywhere right now – loud, noisy and on the dance floor with a tie around its head. With so much energy in being devoted to tell us how, when, where, what we can connect to each other, the “why” may be getting a little blurry. So we want to... Read more » The post Calm, cruel and connected: April’s best and worst of IoT appeared first on Read...

    Most British motorists still hold some animosity towards the onset of autonomous cars and want to maintain control of the vehicle. In a survey conducted by IAM RoadSmart, 65 percent said that a human should always be in charge of the vehicle and 34 percent believe autonomous cars are ...

    Wearables are still a niche market for marketers, but in the future the data procured from smartwatches might be much more valuable than wha

    Smart cities are becoming all the more common, but not everyone is impressed. Maarten Hajer, chief curator of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016, said that smart technology is “a solution looking for a problem.” In particular, Hajer refutes the idea that smart technology adoption is inevitable. He also argues that designers and architects aren’t... Read more » The post Is smart tech ̶...

    Digital security solutions firm Tyfone is launching a new challenge at MIT focused on Internet of Things (IoT) security. Participants will be finding new ways to s
    An anonymous reader writes from a report published on Tech Times: China has developed the world's first graphene electronic paper that can possibly revolutionize the screen displays on electronic gadgets such as wearable devices and e-readers. Developed by Guangzhou OED Technologies in partnership with another company in the Chongqing Province, the material is also the world's lightest and strongest material in prevalence today. It's 0.335 nanometers thick and can be used to create hard or flexible graphene displays. Graphene e-paper comes with the capability to conduct both heat and electricity, and it can supposedly enhance optical displays to a brighter level, owing to its high-light transmittance properties. What about cost? Since it's derived from carbon, graphene-based e-papers can be easily produced cost-effectively. Traditional e-papers use indium metal for their display, which is very expensive and rare to source. ...

    An anonymous reader writes: The United Arab Emirates is in the early stages of developing an artificial mountain that would force air upwards and create clouds that could produce additional rainfall. While the Middle East and Africa continues to get hotter, researchers are further motivated and more desperate for solutions to maximize rainfall. "Building a mountain is not a simple thing," said NCAR scientist and lead researcher Roelof Bruintjes. "We are still busy finalizing assimilation, so we are doing a spread of all kinds of heights, widths and locations [as we simultaneously] look at the local climatology." The specific location has yet to be decided on as the team is still testing out different sites across the UAE. "If [the project] is too expensive for [the government], logically the project won't go through, but this gives them an idea of what kind of alternatives there are for the long-term future." Bruintjes said. "If it goes through, the second phase would be to go to an en...

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Independent: Weddings and funerals have been banned and Pyongyang is in lockdown as preparations for a once-in-a-generation party congress get underway in North Korea. The ruling Worker's Party of Korea, headed by the country's leader, Kim Jong-un, is due to stage the first gathering of its kind for 36 years on Friday. Free movement in and out of the capital has also been forbidden and there has been an increase in inspections and property searches, according to Daily NK, which claims to have sources in the country. The temporary measures are said to be an attempt to minimize the risk of "mishaps" at the event, according to Cheong Joon-hee, a spokesman at South Korea's Unification Ministry. Meanwhile, North Korea has been conducting missile tests left and right, many of which have failed miserably. ...

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Mashable: LG Innotek has developed a fingerprint sensor that's placed under a glass surface instead of in a physical button, the company announced Sunday. The new sensor could lead to smartphones that you can unlock by placing your finger on the phone screen. The LG-owned electronics parts manufacturer achieved this by cutting out a 0.01-inch thick slot in the lower part of a smartphone's cover glass, and then inserting a very thin fingerprint sensor into it. In other words, the sensor is still under the cover glass, but the slot moves the sensor close enough to the surface to read a fingerprint. That way, the sensor is protected from water and scratches, and can be installed anywhere under the phone's glass surface. ...

    hackingbear writes: China's Internet regulator said on Monday it will send a team to investigate Baidu Inc over the death of a university student who used the Chinese search engine to look for treatment for his rare cancer, and to find an experimental treatment offered by the Second Hospital of Beijing Armed Police Corps, which eventually proved ineffective. Before dying, Wei accused Baidu online of promoting false medical information, as well as the hospital for misleading advertising in claiming a high success rate for the treatment, state radio said. The post attracted a large public outcry. Baidu says around one quarter of its revenues come from medical and health-care advertisers. ...

    An anonymous reader writes: According to CBC.ca, "At least one expert is anticipating that, as the so-called 'smart' cars get smarter, there will eventually be an increase in an unusual form of distracted driving: hanky-panky behind the wheel." Barrie Kirk of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence said, "I am predicting that, once computers are doing the driving, there will be a lot more sex in cars. That's one of several things people will do which will inhibit their ability to respond quickly when the computer says to the human, 'Take over.'" Federal officials, who have been tasked with building a regulatory framework to govern driverless cars, highlighted their concerns in briefing notes compiled for Transport Minister Marc Garneau. "Drivers tend to overestimate the performance of automation and will naturally turn their focus away from the road when they turn on their auto-pilot," said the note. The Tesla autopilot feature has been receiving the most criticism as ther...

    An anonymous reader writes: The environmental group Greenpeace has obtained 248 pages of classified documents from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade talks. The group warns EU standards on the environment and public health risk being undermined by compromises with the US, specifically that US corporations may erode Europe's consumer protections. The TTIP would "harmonize regulations across a huge range of business sectors, providing a boost to exporters on both sides of the Atlantic," writes the BBC. After the Greenpeace leak was published, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said in her blog, "I am simply not in the business of lowering standards." Meanwhile, Greenpeace EU director Jorgo Riss said, "These leaked documents confirm what we have been saying for a long time: TTIP would put corporations at the center of policy-making, to the detriment of environment and public health." You can be the judge for yourself. The leaked documents are available f...

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia have calculated that the Middle East and North Africa could become so hot that human habitability is compromised. The goal of limiting global warming to less than two degrees Celsius, agreed at the recent UN climate summit in Paris, will not be sufficient to prevent this scenario. The result is deeply alarming: Even if Earth's temperature were to increase on average only by two degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial times, the temperature in summer in these regions will increase more than twofold. This means that during hot days temperatures south of the Mediterranean will reach around 46 degrees Celsius (approximately 114 degrees Fahrenheit) by mid-century. Such extremely hot days will occur five times more often than was the case at the turn of the millennium. In combination with increasing air pollution by windblown desert dust, the environ...

    An anonymous reader writes: It may come as a surprise to many, but the 20-year-old Compaq LTE 5280 still plays a vital role in maintaining multi-million dollar McLaren F1s. Jalopnik recently visited McLaren's Special Operations workshop where it found several of Compaq's old laptops serving their masters. Why do they rely on these dated computers, you ask? A McLaren Special Operations staff explains, "The reason we need those specific Compaq laptops is that they run a bespoke CA card which is installed into them. The CA card is an interface between the laptop software (which is DOS based) and the car. We are currently working on a new interface which will be compatible with modern laptops as the old Compaqs are getting less and less reliable and harder to find." For those wondering, the Compaq LTE 5280 comes with a 120MHz Intel Pentium processor, up to "80MB" of RAM, and up to 16MB of HDD. ...

    Reader itwbennett writes: In September 2014, Nvidia sued both Samsung and Qualcomm, asking for shipments of Galaxy phones and tablets with graphics processors from Qualcomm, ARM and Imagination Technologies to be blocked. Samsung fired back, suing Nvidia for patent infringement, and for supposedly false claims by Nvidia that its Tegra K1 was the world's fastest mobile processor. Now, in an agreement announced today, Nvidia and Samsung have agreed to 'settle all outstanding IP litigation'. Under the agreement, the companies will license 'a small number' of patents to each other, though they said there's no broad cross-license agreement. There's also no financial payment. And no mention was made of Qualcomm. ...
     Uber today expanded its partnership with Alipay, a Chinese payment app owned by Alibaba that boasts 450 million active users. The partnership will allow Chinese travelers to pay their Uber fares using Alipay in any of the 68 countries where Uber does business, and allow riders to hail Uber cars directly from the Alipay app. Uber China’s collaboration with Alipay has grown steadily over… Read More ...

     When Casey Neistat launched his new social networking app Beme last Summer, nothing was really ready yet. The product was underdeveloped, the team understaffed, and users weren’t exactly sure why they needed a version of Snapchat where the only main difference was that you had to cover the iPhone’s proximity sensor to record. But none of this really matters when you have a… Read More ...

     Lead generation has come a long way. The way in which leads were developed during Roman times was through word of mouth. As technology advances, the way in which leads are acquired also changes. Before understanding how far we’ve come today, and where we’re going, we must understand where lead generation started. Read More ...

     More changes at publishing platform Medium: Evan Hansen, who’s been overseeing the company’s editorial strategy, is departing. Hansen joined Medium three years ago. (He was previously editor in chief at Wired.com.) His role has been described variously as senior editor, editorial director and head of content labs. Looks like he’s sticking with the theme of leading editorial at… Read More ...

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     What are you planning on doing this summer? Probably not designing a revolutionary new bioreactor in which a thousand “mini-brains” can undergo testing. You’re probably not designing a bioreactor at all! But New York high schooler Christopher Hadiono did just that, and his powerful and efficient 3D-printed machine is now beginning to make waves. Read More ...

     A wave of venture investment into new manufacturing startups looks set to transform American manufacturing. While the foundations for these companies may have been laid in cities like Boston, New York and San Francisco, the startups that are driving this next industrial revolution hail from more unlikely hubs of technology innovation in the smaller urban centers of the Sun Belt and the Southeast. Read More ...

     A key tenet of e-commerce is the recommendation engine. If implemented correctly, it can be a major sales driver for online retailers. However, most sites normally just implement a basic engine that guesses what shoppers want, without any input from the shoppers themselves. Shopping Quizzes has created a recommendation engine that actually asks shoppers what they’re looking… Read More ...

     Now that SoundCloud has inked licensing deals with all the big music rights holders, the startup is wasting no time rolling out subscription services and advertising to a wider number of markets to better monetize its 175 million users and compete better against the likes of Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music and the rest. The music-streaming company — sometimes referred to as the YouTube… Read More ...

     Tesla today shared details of how effective its particulate filters are. Spoiler alert: They are so good, not only do they clean up the air inside the car, they make the world outside the car cleaner, too. It may not be obvious why this matters: The company is aiming squarely at a very specific type of customer, which may be the company’s way into markets like China and India.… Read More ...
    The EU has long taken a harder line on privacy and environmental regulations than the US. But activists worry that may soon come to an end. The post The EU's Hard Line on Privacy and the Environment May Be Coming to an End appeared first on WIRED....

    The greenhouse gas hasn't gotten the attention such a potent carbon-polluter deserves. But that's about to change. The post The US Is Finally Taking on Methane, Climate Change's Hidden Villain appeared first on WIRED....

    One of Bitcoin's first coders describes Craig Wright's private "proof" that he created the cryptocurrency, in contrast with his flimsy public evidence. The post How Craig Wright Privately 'Proved' He Created Bitcoin appeared first on WIRED....

    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be released November 4. Special editions of the game will include a remastered version of Call of Duty 4. The post Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Blasts Off to Space This Fall appeared first on WIRED....

    This three-minute version of J.J. Abrams' movie even has BB-8's flaming thumbs-up and Kylo Ren and Rey's Force-off. The post Marvel at the Wonder of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Recreated in Emoji appeared first on WIRED....

    The silky anteater isn't high. It's just tired, because this proficient hunter has no business being up during the day. The post Absurd Creatures: The World's Silkiest Anteater Is Not—I Repeat, Not—Stoned appeared first on WIRED....

    Bran Stark, Yara Greyjoy, and another beloved character made glorious returns to HBO's fantasy show last night. But how long will they stick around? The post Game of Thrones Death Pool: What Is Dead May (Seriously) Never Die appeared first on WIRED....

    Producer-turned-tech entrepreneur Will.i.am has a new product called Dial, which sits on the wrist and is controlled by the all-knowing assistant, AneedA. The post Will.i.am's Back With a New AI That Lives on Your Wrist—Or in Your Clothes appeared first on WIRED....

    In “Misplaced ? New York,” a photography-meets-architecture project, designer Anton Repponen transplants iconic NYC buildings onto unfamiliar landscapes. The post NY's Iconic Buildings Are Even More Stunning in Unfamiliar Lands appeared first on WIRED....

    Not everything that worked against drunk driving can help solve the problem of distracted driving. The post The Plan to 'Textalyze' Distracted Drivers' Phones Is Dumb and Doomed appeared first on WIRED....
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        Origin.com has a new game available for free through their On The House promotion! For a limited time only, you can download the popular strategy game, Theme Hospital, for free! This game was originally released back in 1997 and would normally cost $4.99. Anyone who is a fan of simulator games will enjoy this one as you'll get to design, build, and manage a hospital. Users on ...

        New mobile games are available through the tenth Humble Mobile Bundle! There will be more games to come, but in the meantime, you can pay what you want for these six games: Pay what you want for these games: Buddy & Me Lyne Doodle Kingdom Beat the average to unlock: Sorcery! 2 King of Dragon pass OTTTD The charities you'll be supporting this week are Extra Life/Children's Miracle Netw...

        If you're looking to stock up on some rechargeable batteries, the ever popular Panasonic Eneloops are back on sale at Dell.ca for a limited time as part of their Red Hot Deals. Right now, you can pick up the ...


        Here are this week's deals for Wacky Wednesday at IKEA. Remember, the prices are low but the deals are good on Wednesday only -- and quantities may be limited! At IKEA North York, the Ulsberg Nightstand is $19.99 (down from $44.99) At IKEA Calgary, the Ideell Plate is $0.10 (down from $4) and the Fantastisk Paper Napkins are $0.10 for a 50-pack (down from $3.99) At ...

        For a limited time, the Microsoft Store is selling the Unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Smartphone, Yellow for only $349.00 (Reg. $549.00)! That’s a terrific deal if you’re tired of being locked down in a contract and do not want an iOS or Android phone from the usual suspects. ...
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Comics

  • achewood
  • qwantz
  • gunshow
  • Nedroid
  • PA
    That's all there is. The site'll be here to puruse at any time.Follow me on my main site for further updates in new work from me. Or maybe on twitter. Bye!

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you. Thank you for stickin with me for however long you have stuck here. Gunshow was fun to do but I gotta do something else. I just have to. Thank you. Some important links for you: my main site, will soon be a easy way to check on what im doing. BACK is my other comic I am still doing with Anthony. We're just getting started with it. Pinocchio, a comic adaptation. While not...

    It's christmas... What are you doing here? I guess readin' this final bit of the story huh? Thanks for taking time away from your family to look at this dumb comic. If you don't celebrate/care about Christmas, enjoy your day off and thanks for checking it anyway. You didn't have to, but you did! One more. I'll see you....

    Da Devil!!! Uh oh!!! Etc. The story ends next update then another thing then.... well that's gunshow! Forever!PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    That's all for Tammy. See ya.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    beep beep im on a road trip as of this writing! The final gunshows have been uploaded so don't worry! Enjoy the new year and follow me on twitter... unLESS I BLOCKED YOUPATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!...

    Just a heads up: I took down the gunshow facebook page and will delete the gunshow twitter since I got no use for em anymore once Gunshow ceases to update at the end of the year. I feel like not a lot of people are realizing this is for true or just don't read this blog down here. OH WELL...

    Here we go, full effect. Back at it again at krispy kreme. We're gonna eat the devil and gain her power.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    Sorry for the lateness. Internet issues. But we're here. And we're still sort of setting up the weird part of the story. Which will be revealed next update!! Hopefully not too..... hmm see you then!

    This is it... These are the final moments!! We go out with a story to sort of end off the office friends. This will last mostly all month up to the end. Just stick with us til then.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!...
    Tycho: which is its actual name, and not Offworld Trading Colony like I kept saying before.  In any case, I think I’m gonna try to set up a stream with OTC designer Soren Johnson, the spelling of whose name I just checked several times, where he can teach me (and maybe you) how to play a game whose genetics differ so substantially from the norm. (CW)TB...

    Tycho: I’m not trying to be mean in any way, here.  I played the Offworld Trading Company a bunch of times before I ever finished a game.  I would start, building a couple things, and then stop.  I skidded entirely off its hot, non-stick griddle.  I need to be completely honest with you: I could not perceive the game. I can remember playing Sacred Warrior’s “Master’s Command” for my mom, and she had a similar problem.  I very nearly wrote deficiency, which is mostly a rude way to say the same thing.  But mapping Heavy Metal into the musical…...

    New Comic: Taking Stock

    Tycho: As a post-PAX digestif, Alienation has nobly provided ample spent shell casings and gouts of ropey, gastrointestinal slime.  Housemarque has been a reliable amusement spigot for some time, producing good flow, though my favorite game from them was probably Super Stardust HD which Kiko and I played obsessively until completion which is a feat I’m absurdly proud of for some reason.  They like lots and lots of particles to happen, and I like that also. It has a Helldivers type thing, the primary difference (from a moment to moment play perspective; they each embroider their…...

    New Comic: Escape Is Impossible

    Tycho: It’s possible that we just don’t get Paragon; it’s also possible there’s nothing there to get.  The aesthetic is so dry and clean that it’s hard to find purchase on it.  You slip off of it, and fly away. Because I know there are Kingkiller Chronicle enthusiasts among you - we are counted in this number also, regardless of any comics we might have made - I thought you might want to know about the Tak Kickstarter.  That is, of course, a game people play inside his books, the way players of Wakfu and Dofus used to play Krosmaster until Krosmaster…...

    New Comic: Opposite Day

    Gabe: The D&D game we played on Sunday was bonkers. We flipped the script so to speak and I took over the DM seat from Chris Perkins who played as Drizzt Do’Urden. I ran an hour long game and then handed the reigns to my friend Patrick Rothfuss who finished out the evening. We did all of this live on stage in front of a few thousand folks with another twenty thousand (at least) watching on Twitch. You can watch it right here. I’d like to take a second here and thank you all once again for my ridiculous job. I played my very first game of Dungeons and Dragons in 2008 and I did it on a…...

    Tycho: Gabriel didn’t need to subject me to grievous injury; I managed to lose while being ostensibly whole of mind and body. I have spent too much time thinking about my failure in Overwatch; the best thing for clarity’s sake would be just to share with you the Google doc I actively maintain at all hours of the day but it’s full of dark oaths and teammate-specific seething and I may need to call on one or more of them again - even if its just as food.  It’s best, perhaps, if this information remains confidential. In general, though, in general, the show was the best…...

    Tycho: Is only too terrifyingly real, and the teaser - its agent upon the Earth - can be found here. (CW)TB
Sports

  • espn
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    The Oklahoma City Thunder nearly gave the game away in a wild final sequence that referees acknowledge should have been blown dead before it started. All that matters to the Thunder is that they're all even with the San Antonio Spurs. Russe...

    Rusty, rested or reeling, LeBron James and the Cavaliers find a way to beat the Hawks in the playoffs every time. James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and Cleveland withstood a strong second-half surge ...

    Leicester City players crowded around a television inside the house of teammate Jamie Vardy, locked arm in arm, watching the action 100 miles away. In the second tier two years ago, in a relegation fight last season, a 5,000-1 long shot last summer, Leicester is now alo...

    The Minnesota Twins were the first team in over a year and a half to beat Dallas Keuchel in Houston, and they did it with patience. Brian Dozier broke out of a slump with three hits and the Twins snapped Keuchel's 17-game home winning streak with a 6-2 victory on Monday night. Keuchel (2-4) allowed five runs on five hits with three strikeouts...

    Outhit, outshot and largely outplayed, Pittsburgh grabbed control of its Eastern Conference semifinal against Washington anyway. Matt Murray made 47 stops and the Penguins did just enough counterpunching to edge the Capitals 3-2 on Monda...


    Edmonton forward Connor McDavid, Philadelphia defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere and Chicago forward Artemi Panarin are the finalists for the Calder Trophy for the NHL's top rookie. The finalists based on balloting by the Professional Hockey Writers Association were announced on Monday night. The 19-year-old McDavid had 16 ...

    Looks like there's still a little fuel left James Harrison's tank after all. The five-time Pro Bowl linebacker announced on his verified Instagram Monday that he plans on returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016. Harrison finished w...

    Stephen Curry was expected back on the court for more light shooting Monday to test his sprained right knee, still with the hope he could be ready to return for Golden State's Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals Saturday at...

    Doc Rivers said Monday that he would not break up the Los Angeles Clippers' big three of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan during the offseason - regard
Funny

  • cracked
  • theonion
    The Onion’s movie critic Peter K. Rosenthal reviews Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice in this week’s Film Standard.

    RALEIGH, NC—In what many political observers are calling a new low in an election season that has already seen its share of negative campaigning, a scathing anti–Ted Cruz attack ad airing this week reportedly shows nothing more than a still photograph of the Texas senator’s face for 30 seconds, unaccompanied by any text, voiceover, or music.The pointed TV spot—which continues on in complete silence and does not pan across or zoom in on the candidate’s face, but merely holds steady on the image for half a minute before fading to black—is said to be running in several states with upcoming primaries and is paid for by a super PAC opposed to Cruz’s presidential bid.“This is an extremely vicious jab at Ted Cruz, and one that succeeds in painting the candidate in a most unfavorable light,” said Douglas Reisenthaler, a senior analyst ......

    The Onion’s movie critic Peter K. Rosenthal reviews Star Wars: The Force Awakens in this week’s Film Standard.

    The Onion’s movie critic Peter K. Rosenthal reviews Spectre in this week’s Film Standard.

    The Onion’s movie critic Peter K. Rosenthal looks back at Back To The Future in this week’s Film Standard.

    A new study from Harvard University found that men who wear Mötley Crüe denim jackets on a regular basis showed staggering levels of testosterone and sexual prowess.

    A new study from the American Psychological Association has found that advances in technology have simplified and streamlined the ways in which humanity becomes completely infuriated....


    He might only be in kindergarten, but data entry prodigy Jeffrey Peters is well on his way to a career of endlessly depressing temp jobs.

    How do dangerous narcotics cartels smuggle their goods into the U.S. and what is the human cost of their operations? The Onion explains the drug trade.
Gaming

  • destructoid
  • kotaku
  • n4g
    After Call of Duty: Black Ops III dropped its campaign mode in order to squeak by on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the next entry, November's Infinite Warfare, is skipping the languishing last-gen consoles entirely (at least at the hands of Infinity Ward). The developer confirmed the news today in a response sent over Twitter. I have to imagine plenty of folks would put up with Call of Duty on older hardware despite lowered graphical fidelity and feature sets, but I also have to imagine Activision has crunched the numbers here and decided ports of Infinite War...

    Welcome back to Comments of the Week! I'm your awesome host, Dreamweaver, here to bring you the latest and greatest comments to pop up in Destructoid this past week. So whether you've been away and couldn't be here to hear these comments yourself, or you simply want to remember all of the funny things that happened because you have short-term memory, then this is for you! As always, comments are placed into three categories: TRUTH: in 1921, the first fast food restaurant to open sold burgers for five cents. LOL: that won't even get you a french fry nowadays! WUT?: it might get a woman to spit on you though. If you missed last week's arousing round of Comments of the Week, then you're probably starving for some crazy comments, am I right? Then sit down and take a big ol' heaping spoonful right here...

    NIS is known for some pretty eccentric projects, and World's Longest Five Minutes fits that bill. It's an RPG that focuses in on one moment in a heroes' life, fighting what would normally be the "last boss" of a video game. He'll have to draw upon his past and remember why he's so heroic to actually defeat said boss, which plays out during the fight. Think of it like a gamified, JRPG version of 127 Hours, focusing on one singe moment, spread across multiple scenes of exposition and flashbacks. Except...this is based on a five minute event. It'll drop in July on Vita in Japan. Read more......

    Imagine if every time you died in a Legend of Zelda game, Link aged a year and, eventually, he would permanently die of old age. Also imagine that Link could be a girl if you so choose. Finally, picture the inventory system of an old-school survival horror game. Put that all together with a dash of virtual reality, and you've got Chronos. Read more......

    Crytek is a weird company. It hit it off fairly well with the original Far Cry and Crysis, and then pumped out a pair of uninspired shooters in the form of the Crysis sequels, which were carried by the beautiful CryEngine and its benchmark capabilities. In the last three years or so, it also made Warface and Ryse, both of which were about as underwhelming as Crysis 2. But you know what? A virtual reality side project actually ended up being the studio's most interesting game in years, funnily enough. Read more......

    It sounds like some of you swooped right in to secure Darkrai from GameStop and even helped out your fellow trainers, but there are a couple more giveaways coming up this month. Good ones, too! May 2 - 8: Zygarde May 11 - 17: Shiny Xerneas May 20 - 26: Shiny Yveltal During those dates, the Pokémon will be available via download in X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. Just use the Mystery Gift option. I haven't seen the full schedule for Europe, but Zygarde will be around from May 2 - 26, so the timing might be different for the other two as well. [Thanks, Zetta atteZ] ...

    Battleborn is a strange one, even for Gearbox. It's clearly a natural progression of their own Borderlands formula, but kicked up a notch, which isn't necessarily a good thing when every notch is kicked. Geared more towards a competitive element than a lengthy campaign, it has the potential for long legs, but I don't feel as hooked as I did with the Borderlands gang on Pandora. Read more......

    One constant in video game console sales over the past several years is that the cost of manufacturing the system almost always outweighs its final price. Traditionally, platform-holders take this loss to get the consoles in homes, and then recoup those costs through game and accessory sales. That won't be the case when Nintendo releases the still-codenamed NX next spring. In an investors' Q&A session, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said that the company won't take a loss on the NX at launch. "We are not thinking of launching the hardware at a loss," Kimishima stated. "When Wii U was launched, the yen was very strong. I am assuming that situation will not repeat itself. Selling at a loss at launch would not sup...

    Uppers, an action game from the makers of the Senran Kagura series, is on my radar. It's set to debut this year in Japan on the Vita, and involves a collective of outlaws on a giant island, beating the snot out of each other. You can get a full for what they're going for in the below pair of clips, which showcase environmental objects and tag-team supers. One of the game's core mechanics is a cheer meter that lights up the better you do, with actual cheerleaders on the scene to power you up. Given how reliable the Kagura games usually are, it might be worth a shot if it ever gets localized. ...

    Say what you will about a lot of weirdly named Square Enix RPGs, but they usually have a fantastic score. That goes extra for Kingdom Hearts, which is getting its own concert series, set to debut next year. It's called the "Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour" and will kick off in Japan on March 10, 2017. It'll then move on to Paris, London, Singapore, China, LA, and New York. You can catch more info here, and the full schedule below. I'm considering the New York event, and the long lead time definitely allows for lots of planning. Kingdom Hearts [WildFaery] ...
    Ned Rogers is an Australian artist who has worked on Dungeons & Dragons, and on games like Ashen Rift.Read more...

    This team effort from SourceRuns isn’t your average speedrun, but that’s what makes the way they blow through Valve’s classic all the more entertaining.Read more...

    Superhot is a shooter where time only moves at normal speed when you do. Thanks to a very impressive mod, so is Fallout: New Vegas. SUPERVATS.Read more...

    “We just call it a mess simulator,” the ever-quotable game developer Alex Ward was saying as his colleague Chris Roberts (the other Chris Roberts) was playing their upcoming game in Kotaku’s New York City office during a visit last week. That chaotic game, Dangerous Golf, is indeed about making messes... by using a golf ball in a barely proverbial china shop.Read more......

    Today on Highlight Reel we have Dark Souls taunts, knives, oblique Achewood references, and much more! Read more...

    Adequate Man The Rock’s New Motivational Phone App Is Terrifying | Jezebel Study: Former Biggest Loser Contestants’ Metabolisms Are Wrecked, Leading to Weight Gain | Sploid When Will the Marvel Cinematic Universe End? | ...

    Stardew Valley creator Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone is a relentless game dev cyborg. After a brief respite to refuel his power cells, he’s announced his plans for Stardew Valley’s 1.1 update. The short version? Prepare to (farm until you) die. Or get bored and decide to do something else. Read more......

    Dark Souls 3 PC has a big cheating problem , and it’s not getting better. PC players were furious this weekend, as a hacker spent hours streaming while they pulled players into their game and immediately killed them.Read more......

    LMAOBOX is the most prolific Team Fortress 2 cheat program. Or at least, it was.Read more...

    Clique is an in-development game with an intriguing, hybrid premise: you control Zhora, a young girl in a first-person POV who plays a third-person game to escape her stressful life. But it’s not all that peaceful because she needs to win the trust of the people inside the gameworld she enters. Find out more on the game’s Kickstarter page.Read more......
    The gameplay in a preview beta impresses, but the story and upgrade system could stall a game with a ton of potential.

    8-Bit Armies is an RTS title from some of the original team behind the Command and Conquer series. Tom from PC Gaming Enthusiast writes: "The main issue I found with 8-Bit Armies can be found primarily in its simplified gameplay. In fact, its stripped so much that there isnt really sense of a challenge, especially if you have even an ounce of RTS experience."...

    Amazon has opened preorders for God Eater 2: Rage Burst Day 1 Edition on the PlayStation 4.

    The Xbox 360 Wired Controller has been discounted to $26.99. The Xbox One Controller (which comes bundled with Cable for Windows) also dropped to $46.95.

    "Call of Duty's creators are going for the nostalgic audience by including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered in a bundle with the next installment in the modern combat shooter series: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare."...

    Get 20% off Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PC, PS4 and Xbox One) and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition (PS4 and Xbox One).

    Andrew from Xbox Enthusiast writes: "Superhot is easily one of the most unique games that I have ever played. Upon finishing the campaign, I felt underwhelmed. I was having such a wonderful time and then the story was over. It left a sour taste in my mouth, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that Superhot is a fantastic game...Superhot is super-fun, super-cool, super-intelligent, super-unique, and super-fantastic. Its a game that needs to be played by FPS fans. Even if you dislike the genre, Superhot may just change the way you think about first-person shooters again."...

    A look at GameStop's preorder bonus for Battleborn.

    NL: Paranautical Activity is a great example of a game that is greater than the sum of its parts. While we were busy bemoaning the long load times, bad soundtrack and minimal features, we found ourselves unable to put the GamePad down. If you like retro-styled graphics and old-school FPS games, you'll find plenty to like here; if neither of those appeal to you then you may be out of luck. If you like the concept and can overlook the technical problems here you may have an unexpectedly good time....

    The ESRB has detailed the blood, suggestive themes, use of tobacco and violence contents in One Piece Burning Blood.
Videos

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    It's an elementary act of deduction...
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    All they ever want to talk about is politics or Blue Apron!
    All the things that make you cringe about after-prom parties, in one video. (sponsored by Benzac)
    First Lady Michelle Obama hosts amazing college rap!
    It's time to fight back against the unrealistic standards set by magical amulets.
    Did you remember to subtract then re-add the super delegates?
    A nail biting contest of irresponsibility.
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    As if the Pokémon theme song wasn't catchy enough, YouTuber SilliS Remix created a pot-themed parody of the song and it might be even catchier. Yes, there's essentially only one lyric said a multitude of ways, but when you're high, you're far less critical of song compositions. Give it a listen or two. Or five. Just play the damn video on loop and make it your anthem for the day, why don't you? Oh, and in case you're wondering - those Photoshopped faces on every single character are Snoop Dogg, naturally.
Flash Games

  • newgrounds
Code

  • dzone
  • hackernews
  • Reddit
    This is the fourth part of a five parts series about tips for Vaadin developers. Here are all the series parts:Migrating From Vaadin 6 to Vaadin 7UI abstraction and using Vaadin CDI Add-onStyling Vaadin components and using Add-onsData modeling in VaadinSimple use case for Vaadin Grid4. Data Modeling in Vaadin...

    In my last post, Histogram Functions in Accelerate vImage, I looked using vImage's contrast stretching function to improve the contrast of an image. In this post, I'll look at another vImage histogram function: specification.This function allows us to apply an arbitrary histogram (typically from a suppled image) to an image. In the example above, the histogram from the leftmost photograph is applied to the sunset image in the centre to create the final blue tinted image on the right.Technically, the histogram that was calculated from the leftmost image has been specified as the new histogram for the centre image....

    Monolithic architecture is something that build from single piece of material, historically from rock. Monolith term normally use for object made from single large piece of material.” - Non-Technical Definition  “Monolithic application has single code base with multiple modules. Modules are divided as either for business features or technical features. It has single build system which build entire application and/or dependency. It also has single executable or deployable binary” – Technical Definition  Industry is using this approach since long to develop enterprise application. Many companies have invested years to build enterprise application with monolithic a...

    Going Serverless by Peter Sbarski with Sam KroonenburgIf you ask software developers what software architecture is, you might get answers ranging from “it’s a blueprint or a plan” to “a conceptual model” to “the big picture.” It is undoubtedly true that architecture, or lack thereof, can make or break software. Good architecture may help to scale a web or mobile application, and poor architecture may cause serious issues that necessitate a costly rewrite. Understanding the implication of choice regarding architecture and being able to plan ahead is paramount to creating effective, high-performing, and ultimately successful software systems....

    IntroductionIn my first post, I introduced some of the basics in jQuery: selectors, the DOM, and how to traverse the DOM (by eq() and find() methods). In this post, I am going to dig deeper into selectors, methods, and traversing the DOM in jQuery while focusing on the practical aspects by offering examples, because I think that the most effective way to learn to program is by practicing.BackgroundBefore heading on to the examples, I assume that you know the essential features of jQuery . They are very important if you want to become a 'jQuery guru'. The following are the essential features of jQuery:...

    The Neo4j team is proud to announce the release of Neo4j 3.0.0.As the first release in the 3.x series, Neo4j 3.0 is based on a completely redesigned architecture and a commitment to offer the world’s most scalable graph database, greater developer productivity, and a wide range of deployment choices....

    Slack-luster SecuritySlack is only three years old, and despite clear popularity, is still experiencing some growing pains: the celebrated chatbot integrations that enable teamwork are also, the wrong hands, prolific leakers of credentials. Security firm Detectify, who researched the common flaw in coding practice, wrote "There’s no easy way to see if someone is eavesdropping on the communication." ...

    Having purchased a Raspberry Pi 3 a few weeks ago, I was quite confused by almost every reference for installation mentioning "plug in HDMI monitor and USB keyboard" as a step. While I've found references on how to do a headless install, it seems that many of the instructions come from a background of "you've already installed and run the graphical installer". As a person coming from an Arduino/Linux server background, I really don't need X11 for my use case and just want a powerful micro controller that I can setup via ssh (well, USB would be better, I still don't understand why you can't do this using the USB connection as a tty...but that's a different discussion). What follows are the steps I used. NOTE: If you use the wrong disk number you will destroy potentially important information on your machine, use at your own risk and only do this if you understand what this means. Otherwise, you will likely have an unusable machine or at a minimum lose info...

    Since Gartner’s latest research around bimodal IT was published, the buzzword has been catching some serious heat. This week, the fires quell as we learn best practices to balance bimodal IT for success. Another buzzword picking up traction this week is Agile. Whether it’s in development, testing or leadership, every corner of the enterprise is adopting Agile to not only accelerate delivery times and improve product quality, but to ensure effective management as well. Continue reading for the latest trends in B...

    In our Solr 6, SolrCloud and SQL Queries post, we described how the recent release of Solr 6 in its SolrCloud mode is able to understand SQL. But this is not the only SolrCloud / Solr 6. Another addition that we can use is the Solr JDBC driver. We can use it just like any other JDBC driver. In this blog post we will show how to use Solr JDBC driver from our code, which should give you an idea of how to proceed when using this functionality elsewhere, say with Apache Zeppelin or any other data exploration or visualization tool that has JDBC support.Let’s look at using the standard JDBC driver API to retrieve data from Solr. That should be doable as we now have the ability to run SQL queries and SolrJ includes the JDBC driver....
Hacks

  • hackaday
  • lifehacker
    All across southern California there are tiny beetles eating their way into trees and burrowing into the wood. The holes made by these beetles are only about 1mm in diameter, making them nigh invisible on any tree with rough bark. Trees infested with these beetles will eventually die, making this one of the largest botanical catastrophes in the state. For [Joan]’s project for the 2016 Hackaday Prize, she’s working on a project to detect the polyphagous shothole borer, the beetle that drills into trees and eats them from the inside out. This is a surprisingly hard problem – you can’t …read more...

    We’re sure there are more expensive LED controllers out there, but the TI-84 has got to be up there. Unless you have one on hand, then it’s free. And then you’ll doubtless need an SPI library for the famously moddable graphing calculator. [Ivoah] is using his library, written in assembly for the Z80 processor inside the TI, to control a small strip of DotStar LEDs from Adafruit. The top board in the photograph is an ESP8266 board that just happened to be on the breadboard. The lower Arduino is being used as a 5V power supply, relegated to such duties …read more...

    The usual go-to when building a simple robot arm is the ever-pervasive hobby servo. However, these devices are not precise, and are typically jerky and unreliable. They have their advantages, but if strength is not needed a stepper motor would provide much better motion in the same price range. Those are the lines along which [Bajdi] was thinking when he forked the Mearm project, and adapted it for small stepper motors. First he tried printing out the servo version on thingiverse. It worked, but the parts were not ideal for 3D printing, and he didn’t like the movement. So he …read more...

    From what we can understand, [ompuco] has built a 2D audio output on top of the Unity game engine, enabling him to output X and Y values from his stereo soundcard straight to an oscilloscope in XY mode. His code simply scans through all the vertexes in the scene and outputs the right voltages into the left and right audio streams. He’s using this to create some pretty incredible animations. Check out the video “additives” below for an example. (See if you can figure out what’s being “added”.) As a first demonstration application, [ompuco] wrote an oscilloscope drawing application: electricanvas …read more...

    Seb Lee-Delisle has built a career around large installations that use powerful lasers and high-end projects to make people happy. It’s a dream job that came to fruition through his multi-discipline skill set, his charismatic energy, and a mindset that drives him to see how he can push the boundaries of what is possible through live interaction. His talk at the Hackaday | Belgrade conference is about his Laser Light Synth project, but we’re glad he also takes a detour into some of the other installations he’s built. The synth itself involves some very interesting iterative design to end up …read more...

    If you’ve ever seen an old movie or TV show where there was a radio announcer, you’ve probably seen a ribbon microphone. The RCA 44 (see Edmund Lowe, on right) had exceptional sound quality and are still valued today in certain applications. The name ribbon microphone is because the sound pickup is literally a thin strip of aluminum or other conductive material. Unlike other common microphones, ribbons pick up high frequencies much better due to the high resonant frequency of the metallic ribbon. This is not only better in general, but it means the ribbon mic has a flatter frequency …read more...

    Since March, hundreds of hardware hackers around the globe have been hard at work designing and planning their entry into this year’s Hackaday Prize. The second challenge is now under way, a brand new chance for you to enter your own project. For inspiration, here are the top twenty entries from the first part of the Hackaday Prize. The first challenge, Design Your Concept had 555 entries which we’ve spent the past week poring over. Now it’s time to reward the best of that first round with $1000 and a chance at winning the Hackaday Prize – $150,000 and a …read more...
    Simplicity is all you really need in a bag, and reader Crystal C’s is a great example of that. Packed with just her essentials for writing, it’s clean and light.Read more...

    Corn tortillas are delicious, but if yours are a little stale, revive them with a quick dip in cold water before reheating them in a skillet or wok . They come back to life in seconds, and you get warm, fluffy tortillas perfect for wrapping or filling.Read more......

    You can luckily find pretty much any show online these days, between Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, and others, but some people still itch for the uninterrupted feed of a television channel. Soon enough you might add another subscription to your video roster, as Hulu is exploring a new service with live TV streams.Read more......

    You’ve probably been told at some point that eating celery actually burns more calories than it contains. While celery is low in calories and makes for a refreshing snack, there are no foods out there that count as negative calories.Read more......

    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the pro wrestler turned actor, released a motivational alarm clock app on iOS and Android today. Do you smell what The Rock is clockin’?Read more...

    Adequate Man The Rock’s New Motivational Phone App Is Terrifying | Jezebel Study: Former Biggest Loser Contestants’ Metabolisms Are Wrecked, Leading to Weight Gain | Sploid When Will the Marvel Cinematic Universe End? | ...

    When I think about thrift and meat—specifically in the U.S., but increasingly in areas like Europe—the first thing that comes to mind is the devotion folks have to tenderness. This tends to be the Holy Grail quality people look for in meat. To me, this is a backwards approach to quantifying the quality of meat.Read more......

    For most of us, the process of keeping food fresh in the fridge usually involves plastic bags, plastic wrap, and or a sealable plastic container. That’s actually a bad idea when it comes to mushrooms.Read more......

    Android: Google’s rolling out an update for Google Keyboard today that includes a new one-handed typing mode alongside a handful of other new features.Read more...

    Your home gym might be in the corner of a boring area of your house, but it doesn’t have to feel like it is. Creative use of mirrors, lighting, and dividers can make your workout spot a pleasant and interesting place to be. Read more......
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    With so many anime to choose from, here are 10 that are perfect to watch right now.

    A-1 Pictures BLUE EXORCIST is one of the best shonen anime series that we've encountered, hands down. Following the footsteps of other popular series such as Naruto and Bleach, Blue Exorcist has so much to offer that positions itself (as an anime) on a similar yet unique level in the world of shonen. Check out our review!...

    NTV News 24 reported on Tuesday that the Tokyo District Court found Daisuke Umezu the real name of author Mamare Touno guilty of tax evasion on Tuesday. The court sentenced Touno to 10 months in prison, although the sentence is suspended for three years so he will not serve time if he remains on good behavior. The court also levied his rights management company m2ladeJAM with a 7 million yen (about US$63,000) fine....

    Mr. Flaw talks about the latest Concrete Revolutio episode and how it handles discrimination in a way he never expected

    Humanity Has Declined may have a bleak title but its anything but its a fun, colourful look at a world thats moving on...

    Sword Art Online II: Part 3 primarily focuses on the Excalibur arc, a collection of episodes that go back to the joys of harmless...

    Tokyo Babel is a rather interesting Visual Novel developed by Propeller and published by MangaGamer. The story follows an artificial human named Tendou Setsuna and a small team consisting of an Ang

    Guy looks at this week's bounty of shows, and discusses the episodes and what he thought of them. Long write-up for My Hero Academia and Re:Zero, medium-length for Kiznaiver, Big Order, and Flying Witch, and shorter ones for everything else....

    There are countless great anime series out there, but here's a few that any fan should make sure they watch.

    Do you like trains? How about card games? Top ten lists? Complex discussions regarding the impact of technology on the definition of inter-personal connection? Fashion? Then is this the podcast for you. As to how those topics connect to each otherthey dont. But boy is it a fun ride jumping from one to the other....





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