• This Board Lets You Give Any Arduino Project Predator-Style Heat Vision

    This Board Lets You Give Any Arduino Project Predator-Style Heat Vision

    Up until the last few years, heat sensing cameras — think Predator vision — were a thing that pretty much only the Army and the super-rich got to play with. Then FLiR figured out how to make the required sensors tiny and (relatively) cheap, and the whole idea became considerably more accessible. Hell, you can get heat vision in an iPhone case now. Now, with this tiny board, you… Read More

  • Tesla To Begin Model S Battery Swap Pilot Program Next Week

    Tesla To Begin Model S Battery Swap Pilot Program Next Week

    Tesla showed off its upcoming battery swapping technology for the Model S electric vehicle last year, which would let users change out their battery rather than charging when on the road for a quick fill-up that’s speedier than actually refuelling a standard car’s gas tank. Starting next week, it’s launching the pilot program of that advancement in Harris Ranch, California, at… Read More

  • Obama Says Sony Made A Mistake In Canceling “The Interview” Release

    Obama Says Sony Made A Mistake In Canceling “The Interview” Release

    Disagree with Sony’s decision to pull The Interview from theaters? So does President Barack Obama. In a statement during a press conference this afternoon, President Obama said: “I am sympathetic to the concerns that [Sony] faced. Having said all that, yes, they made a mistake. We cannot have a society where a dictator someplace else can start imposing censorship here in the… Read More

  • Canary Home Security System Has Finally Started Shipping

    Canary Home Security System Has Finally Started Shipping

    Canary, the $250, all-in-one home security system that caught the attention of our hearts and minds back in 2013, has finally started shipping. The device launched on Indiegogo back in July of 2013, with a goal of $100,000. By the time the campaign had ended, Canary had amassed nearly $2 million in pre-orders. After selling around 15,000 units, Canary turned off pre-orders and went head-down… Read More

  • Facebook Launches Separate “Stickered” For Messenger App That Lets You Paste Images On Your Photos

    Facebook Launches Separate “Stickered” For Messenger App That Lets You Paste Images On Your Photos

    Today Facebook is releasing a new app called “Stickered” For Messenger that lets you pick a photo, resize and paste a Facebook Sticker on top, and send it to friends. “Stickers and photos are two of the most popular ways that people express themselves on Messenger. This is a fun experiment to see how people combine the two” the company tells me. Built by… Read More

  • Facebook Messenger Shows Its New Speed With FacePile Read Receipts

    Facebook Messenger Shows Its New Speed With FacePile Read Receipts

    Milliseconds make a difference when it comes to chat. The less lag, the more it feels like being in the same room. But with texting, we lost the cues like nods and “mmhmm”s that tell you someone heard what you said. Today Facebook Messenger takes a leap forward on both fronts with a big speed improvement across all its versions, and a new animation that shows you whether your… Read More

  • The FBI Blames North Korea For Sony Hack

    The FBI Blames North Korea For Sony Hack

    The FBI has officially put the blame on the North Korean government for the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack which resulted in the theft of mass amounts of personal and commercial data, as well as the shut down of Sony Pictures work computers. A group calling itself the “Guardians of Peace” had claimed responsibility. In the FBI’s full official statement, which is now… Read More

  • GamerGate Harassment Of Zoe Quinn Stoops To New Low

    GamerGate Harassment Of Zoe Quinn Stoops To New Low

    GamerGate has not bottomed out quite yet. The pent up rage of a group of disenfranchised misogynists has found a new digital outlet for harassing one of their targets, games developer Zoe Quinn, in the form of Amazon Kindle e-books. Read More

  • Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Capitulation May Prevent Further Leaks

    Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Capitulation May Prevent Further Leaks

    Sony Pictures might be spared further embarrassment resulting from future data dumps, according to emails received by Sony executives today. CNN reports that Sony execs got a new email that matches the pattern, language and email list of previous threats and demands, but this one apparently praises Sony for its “very wise” choice in cancelling the release of “The… Read More

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