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This week's tech news: get a quick overview of all the good stuff announced at IFA in Berlin and the latest credible Apple rumors for their big shindig on Tuesday. Also, Dyson is coming out with their own robotic vacuum to take on Roomba, Tesla decided on a location for their battery factory, and David Hasselhoff and KITT have a tiff in a pretty amusing commercial for Samsung's smart home system. If that wasn't enough, mellow out with a Dalek relaxation tape and have some fun reading more about "the potato salad guy" and the biggest dinosaur ever discovered.
What's hot in tech this week: Amazon's buying Twitch, Apple sends out invites (and may be introducing something unexpected next year), and LG is set to introduce a new (round) smartwatch. Check out one man's 3D printed, concrete, castle he built in his yard and find out the answer to how Death Valley's "sailing stones" are getting around. Want more? Read the latest internet research about whether social media makes us share our opinions or shut up about them, and find out why your voice sounds so different in your head than in a recording.
In this weekly installment of Cheap Tunes Tuesday, we move to another very famous band—this one hailing from Dublin, Ireland. Some of you may only know the lead singer for his humanitarian efforts around the world, others may only know him and his band for their pretty epic tunes from the mid-70s to today. I am talking about Bono, U2, and their 1987 effort, The Joshua Tree.
It may be only August, but the days are already shorter than they were at summer’s peak, and the nights… more...
What's hot on the tech blogs this week: Windows 9 coming next month, Google's new Music Key streaming service, and prices drop on iPhone 5s (so the 6s must really be coming!). Check out some new gadgets including a smartphone attachment that will monitor your heart rhythms, a new type of 3D printer that could cost less to run, and a hypnotic "desk toy" for the modern age. If the new Swing Copters is driving you nuts, take a minute to watch some videos of retro video games that might just make you smile if you once owned or played on an an Apple II.
My filmmaking team and I are working on our first feature length film, titled The Princess Knight! It is exciting, it is fun and it is an extremely difficult process, for a few reasons. For one, this is still an all-volunteer project. The bigger issue, though, is our cast. Every one of them needs at least 1 if not 2 people helping them out at all times, and when you have 5-6 of them on frame at any given time, it makes it difficult to find enough people just to help out. It is very challenging. Did I mention that The Princess Knight is a puppet movie?
Amazon has graciously discounted select albums each week down to $5 dollars. A price so low, even if you make a hasty purchase and aren’t a fan, you aren’t left feeling like you lost your puppy. This week, in case you’re the type of person that likes to be referred to new music, or maybe the type that simply forgets about the classics, you should check out an album that changed music history: In Utero
It's well known that one of the best ways to start the day is with a healthy breakfast. But as the lazy days of summer draw to a close, our leisurely mornings grow fewer and further between. Try these healthy make-ahead options to start your morning on a good note.
We're big fans of spending time outdoors when the weather is warm, but there are some days when it's simply too hot, too buggy, or too stormy to venture outside. On those days, we turn to Pinterest for DIY inspiration. There's always a craft project waiting around the corner, and this week's Seen on Pinterest tracks of a few of our favorite do-it-yourself and popular home goods hacks. Most of these crafts are suitable for teenagers and adults, or older children with parental supervision.
The problem with 911 emergency services and cell phones (in other words, why you should keep your landline)
Last week some startling news hit—as many as 90% of the 911 cell calls made in Washington D.C. are missing key bits of information that allow users to be pinpointed on a map. Get the details.
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