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15 Aug 05:06

The Shark Family's Weird Cousins That Live in the Deep Water

by Katharine Trendacosta
Edu

WTF

The Shark Family's Weird Cousins That Live in the Deep Water

The Goblin Shark (above), the Frilled Shark, and the Megamouth Shark are the shark equivalent of that cousin you don't see that much, but is always brought up at family dinners. Like, "I don't even know about Mary. Her mother says she grew to 20 feet and can unhinge her jaw." Read more about these sharks below.

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14 Aug 18:00

Artist Creates Elaborate Black And White Scratchboard Illustrations By Etching Into The Black Ink

by Justina Bakutyte
Edu

[f] Coisa mais linda.

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Paris-based illustrator Nicolas Delort creates mysterious black and white scratchboard illustrations. Using nothing but black ink and sharp tools, Delort etches his elaborate drawings into the surface of a clayboard. Despite the monochromatic palette, his works carry out a sense of colorfulness through their dynamic and wondrous scenarios.

Because of his scratchboard technique, Delort‘s works are focusing more on the negative space and its function in the art world. His high-contrast illustrations are full of apocalyptic dynamism, accentuated by the eccentric compositions, intrinsic etching and attention to every minuscule detail. Despite that, artist says his workflow is pretty chaotic.

“Up until the final inking stage, my work is mostly improvisation, because I’m basically never happy with my stuff until it’s finished <…> I start out with a bunch of thumbnails and when I find one that I like open it up in Photoshop and move stuff around until I’m satisfied. I make a final sketch, transfer it on to the scratchboard and scratch away till my wrist hurts.“

While some of Delort‘s narratives might be utterly unknown, others illustrate scenes from literary works such as Harry Potter, American Gods, or are designated movie posters. Although modern in content, Delort‘s works remind us of such artists as Gustav Doré and even Albrecht Dürer who‘ve been advocating the noteworthy art of etching years past. (via Lost At E Minor; Hypocrite Design)

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08 Aug 22:16

Friday, August 8 @ 10:16:40 pm

by tschaicosby
Edu

[f] O que espero do novo Tartaruga Ninjas:

04 Aug 16:56

Comprar na DealExtreme significa perder a conta do tempo de entrega e, às vezes, ser taxado pelos Correios com até 100% do valor do produto. Em breve, isto pode mudar. A loja situada em Hong Kong, na China, vai abrir um depósito em Curitiba, capital paranaense, de acordo com um m...

Edu

[f] Vai dar merda.

Comprar na DealExtreme significa perder a conta do tempo de entrega e, às vezes, ser taxado pelos Correios com até 100% do valor do produto. Em breve, isto pode mudar. A loja situada em Hong Kong, na China, vai abrir um depósito em Curitiba, capital paranaense, de acordo com um m...
04 Aug 22:58

Lançado originalmente em 2007 para PC e consoles, o primeiro "BioShock" agora será também  lançado para dispositivos iOS (iPhone e iPad) no final de setembro. A conversão do clássico da Irrational Games está sendo feita pela filial chinesa da 2K.{end} O port, e...

Edu

[f] Fudeu agora.

Lançado originalmente em 2007 para PC e consoles, o primeiro "BioShock" agora será também  lançado para dispositivos iOS (iPhone e iPad) no final de setembro. A conversão do clássico da Irrational Games está sendo feita pela filial chinesa da 2K.{end} O port, e...
03 Aug 06:51

Could you like, blow something up with the power of your...

Edu

[f] Hahaha.



Could you like, blow something up with the power of your mind?

via O Comic Con!

03 Aug 14:00

Behold! The Most Insane Crowdfunding Campaign Ever

by Brian Benchoff
Edu

[f] Não é mais polemico do que aquele cara que pediu 10 pilas no kickstarter pra fazer salada de batata e acabou arrecadando 55 mil.

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Hold on to your hats, because this is a good one. It’s a tale of disregarding the laws of physics, cancelled crowdfunding campaigns, and a menagerie of blogs who take press releases at face value.

Meet Silent Power (Google translation). It’s a remarkably small and fairly powerful miniature gaming computer being put together by a team in Germany. The specs are pretty good for a completely custom computer: an i7 4785T, GTX 760, 8GB of RAM and a 500GB SSD. Not a terrible machine for something that will eventually sell for about $930 USD, but what really puts this project in the limelight is the innovative cooling system and small size. The entire machine is only 16x10x7 cm, accented with a very interesting “copper foam” heat sink on top. Sounds pretty cool, huh? It does, until you start to think about the implementation a bit. Then it’s a descent into madness and a dark pit of despair.

There are a lot of things that are completely wrong with this project, and in true Hackaday fashion, we’re going to tear this one apart, figuring out why this project will never exist.

The Hardware

The specs for this machine are pretty good; it’s not a slouch by any means. The CPU is an Intel i7 4785T. A pretty good chip, but one with the lowest thermal design power of its generation – 35 Watts – not surprising given that the team behind Silent Power is going for a completely passively cooled product.

The graphics card, however, is not a low power part. The Nvidia GTX 760 is a 170 Watt card, and most certainly not the best choice for a passively cooled system. A better choice would be the GTX 750 Ti: they would get reasonably similar performance with a 60 Watt card. saving them from having to get rid of 110 Watts of heat. If you’ve ever touched a hot 100 Watt light bulb, that’s about how much heat the small performance increase from the GTX 760 to the GTX 750 Ti produces. That’s also the amount of extra heat the innovative copper foam heat sink needs to get rid of because of this one design decision.

Chip choices and component selection notwithstanding, a much more interesting aspect of this hardware is the form factor. It’s a pretty small enclosure, only 16x10x7 cm. The smallest commonly available motherboard size, Mini-ITX is 17 cm square and obviously wouldn’t fit in the enclosure. Maybe they’re going with a newer, smaller form factor like the Intel NUC? Nope. They’re designing their own integrated system, mounting the GPU and CPU on one board, and the RAM and the Flash chips that make up the SSD on another. There are supposedly a total of three boards in this computer, all separated by expensive, high-speed interconnects.

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Just about every graphics card and motherboard you can buy isn’t designed from scratch. Instead, chip companies like Intel, AMD, and Nvidia produce what are called reference designs, which are produced by companies like Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, and EVGA. Yes, there are a few differences in peripheral support, thermal design, and layout, but the basic fact that there are only a handful of designs out there for a specific class of GPU or CPU holds true.

The team at Silent Power is creating a completely new design for their specific choice of CPU and GPU. That’s a tremendous undertaking and something that costs chip manufacturers millions of dollars to produce. The Silent Power team is willing to do all of this for $60,000 USD with a team of three.

Copper Foam

With the hardware design thoroughly debunked, we can move on to the most interesting feature of the Silent Power PC: the heatsink. It’s made of a material called copper foam, an open cell matrix of copper. At first glance, this looks like a decent choice for a heat sink. Copper is extremely thermally conductive, and the huge amount of surface area means there’s a lot of area for heat to radiate out of.

The reality is that this copper foam is a more effective insulator than a conductor of heat.

Heat sink design is no simple matter, and simply by observation of stock heatsinks, a few generalities can be observed. Most heat sinks are made from aluminum, and while the most common explanation for this is the price of copper versus the price of aluminum, that’s not the whole picture. All heat sinks have a property called emissivity, or the effectiveness of a material in emitting thermal radiation. When it comes to the emissivity of heat sinks and radiators, color is important. The radiator in your car is painted black, and the heatsink on your CPU is most likely black anodized aluminum. Copper cannot be anodized and short of artificially oxidizing their copper foam, the Silent Power team can do nothing to improve the efficiency of their chosen material.sink

Another consideration in the design of heat sinks is the area of the fins. The fins on every heat sink have something called a ‘boundary layer,’ or an area where heat is transferred from the metal to the air. A lot of time and resources have been dedicated towards calculating the ideal size, shape, and spacing of fins in a heat sink to optimize heat transfer with this boundary layer in mind. A copper foam is not an ideal heat sink. The boundary layer for all the cells in the foam quickly reaches capacity; after that, radiating any more heat is impossible.

This is, quite literally, one of the worst possible heat sinks imaginable.

Previously Found On Indiegogo

While being a crowdfunded project, Silent Power can’t be found on any of the regular sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo. They’re doing the crowdfunding by themselves, asking everyone to contribute towards production via Paypal. The plan is simple: send some money to them via PayPal, and when they receive €45,000, they’ll start production. If they don’t receive the funds necessary, they’ll refund all of the potential buyers, minus PayPal fees.

Read that last paragraph again and tell me if that’s a reasonable deal. There are things called, ‘investors’ and ‘loans’ that might also work in this situation, doubly so if you’re running a business.

It’s certainly an unorthodox way of raising money for a project, and with a little bit of googling, you quickly find the reason why. Here’s the link to their previous Indiegogo campaign. That campaign was pulled down by the Indiegogo, “‘without warning and justification,” according to the team. If anyone can find a cache of that campaign somewhere, I’ll gladly link to it.

Yesterday, the Silent Power team hit a bit of a snag. Paypal froze their account. Yes, this means all the funds to be used in the development of this project are now locked away, and yes, this means the team has no funds to develop the project further.

That doesn’t mean the Silent Power team is calling it quits just yet: they’re still accepting payments and pre-orders to a frozen Paypal account, ready to start production when their account is unfrozen. The mind reels.

Wrap Up

This is only a cursory assessment of this project, and far from a complete look at the failings of the Silent Power PC. There’s much, much more to talk about here but really only one word that can describe the totality of this project: insane.

I would like to take a few words to point out that this is a critical assessment that comments on the engineering and design of the Silent Power PC, something the rest of the tech blogosphere didn’t seem to manage. In no particular order, here is a list of blogs that have taken an uncritical look at the Silent Power PC, without taking the effort to determine if it is real or not:

There is really nothing more for me to say, but there are still dozens of reasons why this project will never see the light of day. Comments welcome below.


Filed under: Crowd Funding, Featured
02 Aug 20:04

Chrome Extension Turns Amazon Into a Pirate eBook Site

by Ernesto
Edu

[f] Tá de sacanagem

amazon-pirate-logoAs one of the largest online retailers, Amazon is the go-to store for many people.

Amazon became big by selling books and in recent years eBooks have become some of the fastest selling items. However, pirates are now directly targeting the company’s successful business model.

With a new Chrome extension pirates are entering Amazon, effectively transforming it into a pirate ‘store.’

When the LibGen extension is installed, it adds a new row on top of the Amazon product page of books that are also available through unauthorized sources.

The plugin uses data from the Libgen.org search engine which lists over a million books. Below is a screenshot of an Amazon book page, with a new row on the top linking to pirated downloads of the same title.


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LibGen, short for Library Genesis, lists a wide variety of pirate sources for most books, including direct downloads, torrents and magnet links. It appears to work well, although there are occasional mismatches where links to books with similar titles are listed.

Needless to say book publishers are not going to be pleased with Amazon’s unofficial feature. Whether Amazon plans to take any action to stop the extension has yet to be seen.

The idea to transform Amazon into a pirate site is not entirely new. A few years ago a Firefox plugin integrated Pirate Bay download links into the site, which also worked for music and movies. This plugin was quickly taken offline quickly after the news was picked up by the mainstream media.

There are still other extensions floating around with the same functionality. Torrent This, for example, enhances Amazon with links to Pirate Bay download pages for all sorts of media, much like the “Pirates of the Amazon” plugin did.

Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

02 Aug 22:29

A exclusão de clubes e jogadores do Campeonato Brasileiro em FIFA 15, confirmada pela EA Sports nesta semana, ainda está dando o que falar. Não foram apenas os gamers brasileiros que ficaram surpresos ao saber que não poderiam mais jogar com seus times de coração no gam...

Edu

[f] Que momento difícil para o futebol brasileiro.

A exclusão de clubes e jogadores do Campeonato Brasileiro em FIFA 15, confirmada pela EA Sports nesta semana, ainda está dando o que falar. Não foram apenas os gamers brasileiros que ficaram surpresos ao saber que não poderiam mais jogar com seus times de coração no gam...
01 Aug 02:02

Giraffe dies after smashing head on low highway bridge

by RT
Edu

Aff.

A giraffe being transported in South Africa died after hitting its head on an overpass. Two of the tall animals were inside an open-topped truck container traveling on Pretoria’s N1 highway. Their route was highlighted by on social media by other drivers.
Read Full Article at RT.com
28 Jul 15:00

Returning to 'Sin City': a chat with Frank Miller

by Kwame Opam
Edu

[f] O cara virou o Freddy Krueger

Ever the controversial figure, Frank Miller is nevertheless one of the greats. As one of many notable comics creators who shot to prominence in the 1980s and ‘90s, Miller’s work on such characters as Batman and Daredevil helped define a generation of comic readers. But he’s seen his share of deserved criticism over the course of his career — graphic novels like Sin City and 300, while stylish and influential, have been derided for their treatment of women and people of color, and the more recent Holy Terror was shellacked by readers and comic writers alike for its unabashedly propagandistic attack on Islam.

Miller presses on, critics be damned. He’s a bit of a crank, after all, and will proudly call himself "a prick" in front of an...

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25 Jul 08:26

Expendables 3 Leaks Online, 100K+ Copies Down in Hours

by Andy
Edu

\o/ Que isso dê fim a essa merda.

expendables3You’d have to be enjoying a Mars residency not to know that all big (and most small) movies get leaked online. If it’s available in a cinema, someone, somewhere will have a copy in a matter of days and it’s just a question of when, not if, it appears on the Internet.

As such, these events aren’t particularly big news but every now and again one comes along to make people sit up and listen. Several hours ago, July 24, 2014, marked one such notable leaking event.

Featuring every action hero known to man, from Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Jason Statham and Jet Li, to UFC stars Randy Couture and Ronda Rousey, Expendables 3 was always going to be a hit. However, the plan was to have it become a hit on the big screen before breaking into the home market.

That is not going to happen. Around twelve hours ago, a near perfect copy of The Expendables 3 appeared online and it’s already a smash hit with home audiences.


Screenshot from the leak

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Figures gathered by TorrentFreak reveal that more than 100,000 200,000 (update) people have downloaded the presumed ‘DVD screener’ copy using BitTorrent alone, and at one point in excess of 65,000 users were engaged in transfers on a single torrent.

These stats push the leak well ahead of the initial pre-release popularity of the infamous X-Men Origins: Wolverine leak back in 2009 and once the news begins to spread today, things are only going to get worse.

Needless to say, the folks at distributor Lionsgate are going to be absolutely furious. While ‘cams’ are an annoyance, most movie-goers won’t want to destroy the movie experience by watching them. High-quality copies like this one are a different matter altogether and the soaring download numbers are a testament to that.


No blurry cams here, high-quality all the way

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So who is behind the leak? At this stage it’s impossible to point the finger at the person who obtained the DVD copy. However, we can take a look at who brought the copy to the wider public Internet.

When leaks come from a so-called ‘Scene’ source it’s possible to track the copy at least as far back as the group that placed it online but with so-called P2P releases, as is the case with Expendables 3, that’s not quite so easy. However, the initial and most popular public copy appears to be attributable to an entity known as Drarbg. (see update below)

Drarbg has accounts on several major torrent sites, including The Pirate Bay, and is one of the most prolific BitTorrent releasers online today. Many presume that this is a single person, but Drarbg has previously indicated that it’s a group of individuals working together as a team. Drarbg, as the name suggests, has affiliations with RARBG, a popular public torrent site.

It seems likely that this high-profile, high-quality leak will become a talking point in the hours, weeks and months to come and will probably be seized upon as a prime example of why piracy crackdowns are needed. However, there is also another angle to be aware of.

Nu Image, the production company behind all three Expendables titles, sued previous downloaders of its titles. Will history repeat itself? Time will tell….

Update: Downloads climbing well over 200K copies now…

Update 2: While the Drarbg torrent gained the most traction initially, it appears another torrent was uploaded by another releaser around 20 mins before.

Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

27 Jun 11:20

ReWalk bionic suit can now be sold in the US

by Cassandra Khaw
Edu

[f] Ops.

The motorized exoskeleton that Claire Lomas wore during her historic marathon walk may soon be available for purchase in the United States. As of yesterday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the ReWalk system for marketing.

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22 Jun 14:30

Fingers crossed! Six-fingered family hopes luck will bring Brazil 6th World Cup

by RT
Edu

[f] Que país é esse, minha gente?

Brazil’s Da Silva family of 14 are keeping all their fingers crossed for the victory of their national team at the World Cup. And they definitely have luck on their side, as they can cross 168 fingers.
Read Full Article at RT.com
22 Jun 12:48

Live it! Blind and deaf Brazilian fan feels World Cup match through friend’s hands (VIDEO)

by RT
Edu

[f] Fiquei emocionado... no entanto assisti com velocidade duplicada.

There’s nothing impossible for a real friend, a Brazilian teacher proved, after he found a way to help his blind and deaf buddy experience a World Cup match live, moving his friend’s hands through the mini-pitch to show the game’s developments.
Read Full Article at RT.com
19 Jun 15:30

The CIA made an Osama bin Laden toy that looks like a 'Star Wars' villain

by Chris Welch
Edu

[f] Wat?

Before Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces in 2011, his lingering influence in Afghanistan and Pakistan remained a pressing concern for the CIA. So in 2005, the agency seriously considered a plan that would demonize al Qaeda's leader in the eyes of children everywhere. The plan was to fight bin Laden and his evil ideology with toys.

Specifically, the CIA called upon famed toymaker Donald Levine — the father of G.I. Joe —  to produce a terrifying action figure of bin Laden. A special heat-dissolving material was used so that bin Laden's "skin" would peel off and reveal a satanic devil hiding underneath, complete with evil, reptilian green eyes. It's Darth Maul dressed in thwab. The project had a fitting codename: Demon Eyes.

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12 Jun 15:47

Tear gas, stun grenades: Brazilian police disperse protesters hours before WC opener

by RT
Edu

[f] Me fode a cabeça quando leio um texto em inglês que manda esse tal de San Paolo.

Brazilian police have used teargas and stun grenades in San Paolo clashing with about 200 protesters angry with the govt overspending on the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This occurred hours before the tournament’s opening game to be held in the city.
Read Full Article at RT.com
16 Jun 14:12

PAÇOPA

by ricardo
Edu

[f] É o que eu venho dizendo a anos.

03 Jun 11:20

El nuevo GTA por @PeZZeroni

Edu

[f] A polícia invade sua casa e leva até seu rádio-relógio.


02 Jun 22:30

[mrlovenstein]

Edu

[f] E tudo terminou bem.

03 Jun 10:14

‘Hunger Games’ three-finger salute adopted by Thai protesters (PHOTOS)

by RT
Edu

Funny

Protesters in Thailand have been seen adopting the 3-fingered salute from the film “Hunger Games” as a mark of silent defiance against the military government. Thai officials are reportedly considering arresting citizens who make the three-finger salute.
Read Full Article at RT.com
07 Jun 13:00

‘Doctor Strange’ Wish List Includes Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy

by Angie Han
Edu

Melhores opções até agora.

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Marvel’s Doctor Strange has become one of those projects that seems to inspire a new casting rumor every other day. Earlier this week, Jared Leto was said to be one of Marvel’s picks, and today we have word that Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy are also being considered. Hit the jump for more details.

Deadline reports that Marvel is currently putting together a wish list for the lead role, and that Cumberbatch and Hardy are among the names on it. The news comes just days after Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) confirmed via Twitter that he was on board to direct.

Interestingly, the trade notes he’ll be working off of a script by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. Earlier stories indicated that Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger were in talks for rewrites, so it’s unclear what came of that plan.

As for the casting, just because Marvel wants Cumberbatch or Hardy doesn’t mean it’ll wind up casting either of them. Let’s not forget that the studio cycled through half the young men in Hollywood before landing on Chris Pratt for Guardians of the Galaxy. But the names do offer some insight as to the kind of actor they might be looking for.

Like Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Johnny Depp, both of whom have also been rumored for the part in the past, both Cumberbatch and Hardy are critically acclaimed actors who move easily between massive studio productions and small-scale indies.

Hardy is coming off of the indie drama Locke, and has several projects coming up in the near future including Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, the Elton John biopic Rocketman, and the video game adaptation Splinter Cell. And that’s not counting films he’s already wrapped, like The Drop, Child 44, Mad Max: Fury Road.

Cumberbatch, meanwhile, was last seen in August: Osage County and 12 Years a Slave. His next release is the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game. He is currently shooting the Whitey Bulger pic Black Mass, and will soon star in Gary Oldman’s Flying Horse.

Both are busy enough as it is without a multi-year comic book franchise contract, but on the other hand each actor has shown a willingness to do that kind of work in the past. Hardy played the villain in WB/DC’s The Dark Knight Rises, and may be leading the Mad Max franchise if Fury Road does well. Cumberbatch has done bad guy turns in Star Trek Into Darkness and Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movies.

Do you think either of these men are the right fit for Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme?

The post ‘Doctor Strange’ Wish List Includes Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy appeared first on /Film.

06 Jun 02:22

Why Do We Laugh?

by Robert T. Gonzalez
Edu

Pra não chorar.

Why Do We Laugh?

In this short documentary for The Atlantic, longtime laughter researcher Robert Provine tells filmmaker Sam-Price Waldman about some of his most notable observations and conclusions.

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04 Jun 20:23

Thai Military Threatens To Arrest People For Doing Hunger Games Salute

by Charlie Jane Anders

Thai Military Threatens To Arrest People For Doing Hunger Games Salute

The three-finger salute which Katniss Everdeen does in The Hunger Games has become a real-life symbol of resistance to the military coup in Thailand. To the point where the ruling junta has said it may arrest people for doing it, if they're in a large group and refuse to lower their arms.

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04 Jun 08:00

Humble Bundle gets even better: TOO COOL and the FROM HELL COMPANION!

by Chris Staros@www.topshelfcomix.com
Edu

[f] Tenho ambos em papel, mas sugiro a qualquer um aproveitar essa.

The Humble eBook Bundle deal -- in which you can pay what you want and download a bundle of great digital books -- just got even sweeter.

As of today, the bundle has swelled to thirteen titles, including the acclaimed The From Hell Companion by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell (called "A man-behind-the-curtain look at a seminal graphic novel... an indispensable reference") and Alex Robinson's Too Cool to Be Forgotten (winner of the Harvey Award for best graphic novel!) as well as an audiobook by Cory Doctorow, and James K. Morrow's award-winning Shambling Towards Hiroshima.

All this in addition to the terrific bargain it already was. So head on over and grab your bundle - there's only one week left!

06 Jun 14:09

Chromecast Launches In Brazil - But At R$199, It's Going To Cost You

by Bertel King, Jr.
Edu

[f] É uma pena. A boa notícia é que dá pra importar da China um bem parecido e bem mais barato.

Chromecast-ThumbThe Chromecast has made its way to Brazil, bringing with it the ability to stream YouTube, Netflix, Play Movies, Rdio, and others. Sure, not all of the Chromecast compatible apps are able to make the leap - there's no Hulu, Pandora, or HBO Go - but that's to be expected. This is still the same device we've been following for nearly a year now, and it's gaining support from new apps by the day.

Chromecast Launches In Brazil - But At R$199, It's Going To Cost You was written by the awesome team at Android Police.



06 Jun 14:01

The Hovering, Holographic, Star Wars Display

by Brian Benchoff
Edu

[f] Você tá zoando com a minha cara.

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While we’re still a long way off from the Star Wars telepresence holographic displays, this build over on the Projects site is the closest we’ve seen yet. Even better, it can be built in a garage for not much money.

Inside the Hoverlay are a few fans and a pair of ultrasonic atomizers that turn water into an extremely fine mist. The fans pull this vapor up through the base of the display and through simple drinking straws to create a laminar sheet of water vapor. Put a projector behind this thin sheet of vapor, and you have a display, seemingly floating in mid-air.

The base of the display can be scaled up, simply by putting several units together in a line. It’s still just a prototype – future versions will improve the stability and reduce the thickness of the fog layer – but it’s still a very cool build for a custom holographic display.

BTW, yes, we know this isn’t a hologram. You’re still welcome to point out the fact that language changes in the comments.


Filed under: video hacks
03 Jun 16:11

12-year-olds blame horror meme Slenderman for inspiring them to stab classmate

by Adi Robertson
Edu

[f] Já que foi citado na matéria, sugiro que culpem o Minecraft.

Slenderman is perhaps the best-known meme to come out of "creepypasta," the short horror stories that spread anonymously across the web. Originally appearing on Something Awful in 2009, the mysterious and faceless creature has since inspired a large and loosely defined mythos, endless new images and tales, and even a Minecraft monster. But his most recent appearance is much darker: according to news reports, a pair of 12-year-old girls have claimed that they stabbed a classmate 19 times in order to prove themselves worthy of visiting his "mansion" in a Wisconsin forest. One apparently claimed that Slenderman could read her thoughts.

The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel and various other sites quote a police report in which the girls...

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02 Jun 14:44

'Mortal Kombat X' announced with a brutal teaser trailer

by Andrew Webster
Edu

[f] Infelizmente é só CG, mas é do caralho.

The tenth Mortal Kombat game is coming next year. Developer Netherrealm Studios has just announced Mortal Kombat X, the first entry in the series since 2011's reboot Mortal Kombat. The new game is slated to launch sometime in 2015, but aside from that we don't have much in the way of details — the announce trailer appears to be a CG render, not actual gameplay, though it does suggest that the game will maintain the series' 2D battlefield. It's also as gory as you'd expect, with X-ray closeups of cracked bones and squished organs. The game will be coming to the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC when it debuts next year. In the meantime, you check out Sub-Zero and Scorpion pummeling each other in the debut teaser.

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02 Jun 15:04

Dizzy, daring selfies snapped on top of Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

by RT
Edu

[f] O Renato Aragão do Reino Unido.

A British travel company boss has taken the art of the selfie to new heights, when he got rare permission to climb to the top of Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue, and, once there, took a picture of himself sticking out of the statue’s head.
Read Full Article at RT.com