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25 Feb 19:02

How Video Game Breast Physics Work

I had no idea anyone could write an article this long on how video game physics work. What's that you say? Breast physics? More boobs please! Certain games have failed at rendering realistic breasts so widely that some people seem convinced that bad breast physics are the result of sexism, or of an industry that likes to objectify women. I've seen unfair conjecture about whether or not developers have ever interacted with real-life breasts. I've seen people imply that developers simply don't know how to properly characterize women in games, and that gaming's ocean of unrealistic breasts is what happens when we have so few women developing games. Comments
22 Feb 19:56

r/creepy uses CSS to trick you into wiping a smudge off your screen

23 Feb 05:10

Person Name sure came out of nowhere in tonight's Oscars

23 Feb 18:42

Was out sick, came back to find my workspace had been migrated to a LAMP stack.

24 Feb 05:11

The original DDoS Attack (x-post TIL)

26 Feb 13:44

deadlock IRL from /r/pics

26 Feb 06:11

Judge driving billionaire's Porsche claimed he was keeping it safe

by Christofer Lloyd

File under: Latest News

Judge driving billionaire's Porsche claimed he was keeping it safe Photo credit: UOL UOL A judge in charge of the trial of one of Brazil's richest men has been caught driving one of the billionaire's seized cars after a tip-off from the businessman's lawyer. Judge Flavio Roberto de Souza has been overseeing criminal proceedings against entrepreneur Eike Batista, who used to hold the title of being Brazil's most wealthy man. continue reading

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25 Feb 22:16

Google Steps up Snub of Adobe Flash, Auto-Converting Flash Ads to HTML5

by Jason Mick
Flash is fast going the way of the dinosaur both in the mobile space and in the PC internet market
26 Feb 05:03

Paris spooked by mystery drone flights

by Jon Fingas
Paris has an unusual (and rather nerve-wracking) flying robot problem on its hands. Residents have spotted drones illegally flying over city landmarks over the past two evenings, including hotspots like the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides military museum...
20 Feb 15:42

Report: Rock Band for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in development

by Daniel Perez

Call up your plastic band mates as a report from Bloomberg Business is claiming a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of Rock Band is currently in development.

The report cites a source familiar with plans for the game, who says series creator Harmonix Music Systems will be developing the next Rock Band for a new generation of consoles.

Earlier this year, Harmonix released some new Rock Band DLC, which didn’t receive any additions since 2013. In fact, just this week the developer released new Tenacious D and Weezer tracks.

The last time we received any kind of Rock Band game was when Rock Band Blitz was released back in 2012, which focused more on using standard game console controllers to play music tracks rather than having to dig up your plastic instruments from their plastic graves in an attic, basement, or across various closets.

This news comes just a few months after rumors circulated Activision was working on a new Guitar Hero game for current-gen consoles. If that turns out to be true, then we could already be seeing an oversaturation of music games before it even makes a proper comeback.

21 Feb 07:00

gifsboom:Video: Sunbathing Cats Moving with the Sun

20 Feb 17:15

World Health Organization Approves 15-Minute Ebola Detection Test

by Lydia Ramsey
Today, the World Health Organization gave the green light to doctors in West Africa to use the first ever rapid test for diagnosing the Ebola virus. Until now, the…
19 Feb 18:30

Remotely Rocking Cradle Is The Next Step Towards 'Brave New World'

by Sarah Fecht
Starting this fall, exhausted parents can soothe their crying babies without getting out of bed. The Smart Connect Cradle 'n Swing from Fisher-Price can rock your baby from…
19 Feb 13:04

How cable networks speed up shows to squeeze in more ads

by Steve Dent
If you're still watching cable, it turns out that channels like TBS and TNT are now speeding up syndicated programs, classics films and other shows by as much as 7 percent. We hadn't noticed it much ourselves, but the trend was spotted by Snopes and ...
19 Feb 13:20

Sainsbury's swaps pricing labels for e-ink displays in one London store

by Jamie Rigg
Considering their main role is supplying the everyday essentials, Britain's supermarkets are strangely into their tech. When they're not running streaming services (or offloading them), making tablets, dabbling in prototype wearable apps and trying t...
19 Feb 14:31

Honey on Tap: A New Beehive that Automatically Extracts Honey without Disturbing Bees

by Christopher Jobson







The Flow Hive is a new beehive invention that promises to eliminate the more laborious aspects of collecting honey from a beehive with a novel spigot system that taps into specially designed honeycomb frames. Invented over the last decade by father and son beekeepers Stuart and Cedar Anderson, the system eliminates the traditional process of honey extraction where frames are removed from beehives, opened with hot knives, and loaded into a machine that uses centrifugal force to get the honey out. Here is how the Andersons explain their design:

The Flow frame consists of already partly formed honeycomb cells. The bees complete the comb with their wax, fill the cells with honey and cap the cells as usual. When you turn the tool, a bit like a tap, the cells split vertically inside the comb forming channels allowing the honey to flow down to a sealed trough at the base of the frame and out of the hive while the bees are practically undisturbed on the comb surface.

When the honey has finished draining you turn the tap again in the upper slot resets the comb into the original position and allows the bees to chew the wax capping away, and fill it with honey again.

It’s difficult to say how this might scale up for commercial operations, but for urban or backyard beekeeping it seems like a whole lot of fun. It wouldn’t be hard to imagine these on the roof of a restaurant where honey could be extracted daily, or for use by kids or others who might be more squeamish around live bees. You can see more on their website and over on Facebook.

Update: The Flow Hive is currently seeking funding on IndieGogo. So far they’ve raised $1.8 million dollars in 16 hours.

19 Feb 12:54

Iron Maiden - Bruce Dickinson Undergoes Cancer Treatment

by BloodTears
<a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=60&bandname=Iron+Maiden>Iron Maiden</a> surprised fans today with unexpected and worrying news. According to the band, just before Christmas, the band's legendary vocalist Bruce Dickinson visited his doctor for a routine check-up. This led to tests and biopsies which revealed a small cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue. A seven week course of chemotherapy and radiology treatment was completed yesterday. As the tumour was caught in the early stages, the prognosis is extremely good. Hopefully, Bruce Dickinson will win this battle and make a complete recovery. <a href="/events/news_comments.php?news_id=25769>Read more...</a>
19 Feb 11:17

If You Bought A Lenovo, Be Worried

by Vygantas
Greed 101. If you have bought a Lenovo laptop this or last year and haven’t heard yet, one of the most successful PC makers has been caught installing adware on a number of machines with reports starting from mid-2014. Basically, a software called Superfish is injecting third party ads on Google searches. Not only that, […]
19 Feb 10:51

Awesome: Microsoft To Implement Mozilla’s ASM.JS

by Vygantas
Shows that they do listen to the community. If you visit Microsoft’s User Voice web site, on the very first page you will find a request to implement Mozilla’s asm.js, which is a strict subset of the JavaScript language that brings significant performance improvements. As a result, you can run heavy stuff like Unreal Engine […]
22 Jan 18:00

Watch These Great Horned Owls Eat, Sleep, And Look Majestic [Video]

by Sarah Fecht
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology likes to spy on birds, and we’re okay with that. In fact, it’s kind of awesome, because we get to spy on them too. The lab has set up cameras to keep an eye on families of barn owls, red-tailed hawks, albatrosses and more. A lot of those nests are empty right now (thanks, Winter), but the Great Horned Owl Cam in Georgia is still pretty bumping. It’s one of Cornell’s newest bird cams, judging from the January 16 launch of their Twitter handle (@SavannahOwls). While you’re eating your lunch, take a few minutes to watch and zen out. You might catch the nesting…
18 Feb 15:00

New Species Of Dragon Found In Museum

by Sarah Fecht
Sea horses just got a cool new cousin. Researchers have just discovered the Ruby Seadragon—which really does look like a dragon—lurking in the archives of the Western…
03 Feb 09:02

Thinktank suggests replacing trains with buses

by Rebecca Chaplin

Who's paying for this "research"?

File under: Latest News

Thinktank suggests replacing trains with buses AFP/Getty Images The Institute of Economic Affairs thinks we should scrap rail tracks and convert them into bus lanes as a "viable alternative" to the current infrastructure. Because it's not bad enough when three buses are drudging the same route, so we're sure 150 will be able to cope. continue reading

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04 Feb 07:53

Dim-witted council workers paint parking space around lamp post

by Daljinder Nagra

File under: Latest News

Dim-witted council workers paint parking space around lamp post Photo credit: SWNS SWNS Council workers in Havering, greater London, have been slammed for their incompetence after painting a parking space around a lamp post. continue reading

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18 Feb 15:02

Malware-stuffed Jamie Oliver website is a recipe for disaster

by Carly Page
Malware-stuffed Jamie Oliver website is a recipe for disaster

Delivers a fresh serving of trojan horse meat

18 Feb 15:00

Move Over Agent Carter: ORPHAN BLACK’s Evelyne Brochu Talks About Leading a Team of Spies on CBC’s X COMPANY

by Alfonso Espina
When I say “‘40s female secret agents in pop culture,” the first names that will likely come to your mind are Peggy Carter and Bridget von Hammersmark. But with CBC’s new World War II-set spy series, X COMPANY, the name Aurora Luft may become equally as synonymous in this league of characters inspired by the […]
18 Feb 14:00

Amazon will make a 'The Man in the High Castle' series

by Daniel Cooper
Philip K. Dick's imagination has been juicing TV series and movies since the early '60s, most famously inspiring Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report. It should come as little surprise, therefore, to see that Amazon's pilot for Dick's The M...
17 Feb 10:08

Online courts proposed to handle minor legal disputes in the UK

by Nick Summers
Few people like being swept up in a legal dispute. Whether it's a small disagreement or a bitter financial feud, once the courts are involved everything becomes a slow, stressful and potentially expensive mess. That's why the UK's Civil Justice Counc...
16 Feb 20:58

The NSA hides surveillance software in hard drives

by Jon Fingas
It's been known for a while that the NSA will intercept and bug equipment to spy on its soon-to-be owners, but the intellgency agency's techniques are apparently more clever than first thought. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered ap...
16 Feb 22:26

cubebreaker: Stefano Boeri’s 'Bosco Verticale' towers have...


Stefano Boeri’s 'Bosco Verticale' towers have opened in Milan, with each of the 113 apartments featuring its own beautifully landscaped balcony irrigated by greywater recycled through the building.

16 Feb 15:56

Tool - In The Studio

by Mehdi Taba
<a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=495&bandname=Tool>Tool</a> guitarist Adam Jones has recently shared a video filmed by <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=217&bandname=Mot%26ouml%3Brhead>Motörhead</a>'s drummer Mikkey Dee. It appears that the two bands are working on new releases in the same recording facility in Los Angeles. <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=495&bandname=Tool>Tool</a> have confirmed that they are working on new material before but fans are still waiting for the follow-up to 2006's <i>10,000 Days</i>. <a href="/events/news_comments.php?news_id=25738>Read more...</a>