Now there’s a mobile “printer” that uses the same idea to turn smartphone snapshots into real instant film.The Holga Printer is a completely mechanical mobile printer that is designed to work with the Holga app to mix the perks of smartphone photography and instant film.The Holga Printer doesn’t actually fit into the usual definition of a printer — it’s actually more like an instant camera that’s designed specifically to take a photo of a smartphone screen.A smartphone platform unfolds from the Holga Printer.The mechanical camera inside then snaps a photo of the screen and spits out a print from Instax mini film.Holga isn’t the first to allow digital smartphone images to be transferred on real film instead of Zink photo paper, but the unique approach means there are no batteries required or Bluetooth connection, for that matter.
Whether it’s electronic waste from old gadgets that are thrown into landfill sites or the enormous amounts of plastic in our oceans, there is a big problem with pollution on Earth.Unfortunately, the fact that this continues to be an issue, despite its visibility, shows how tougher it is to raise awareness.Imagine how much tougher it is, therefore, to make people aware of the pollution that they can’t see — such as the 29,000 pieces of human-made debris currently orbiting our planet.These rocket parts, non-functioning satellites and other pieces of space detritus pose a number of problems, including presenting a risk to orbiting spacecraft and satellites.To help people realize just what an issue this is, Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde has come up with an eye-catching, attention-grabbing installation.The so-called “Phase” project involves shining ultra-powerful LEDs into the sky to pinpoint the individual pieces of space junk as they whiz past Earth at speeds of up to 17,500 mph.
Baillie Gifford & Co., the second-biggest shareholder of Tesla stock, has taken an interest in a Nio, the Chinese electric vehicle automaker that recently became a publicly traded company.Baillie Gifford now owns an 11.44% stake in Nio, according to a regulatory filing posted Tuesday.The company disclosed that it had purchased 85.3 million shares, which were valued at about $515 million as of the close of trading Monday.Baillie Gifford is the largest outside shareholder of Tesla stock.CEO Elon Musk, Tesla’s largest shareholder, own about 20% of the company.The filing pushed shares of Nio closed at $7.39, up from its opening of $6.19 this morning.
Ma then had what was probably the single greatest inspiration of his career.If China didn’t have a payments system, why not create one?Immediately, he put his staff to work.The following is an edited excerpt from China’s Disrupters: How Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, and Other Companies Are Changing the Rules of Business by Edward Tse.The excerpt was provided by Portfolio Publishing.You can buy a copy here.
Tonight saw Jodie Whittaker's debut performance as the first female Doctor Who.The verdict is in: She nailed it.You can read CNET's full review here and find out everything you need to know about the show here.Some comments centred around how cool it was to simply watch a woman fixing things on television.But most just enjoyed the performance in general.Plenty talked about Jodie Whittaker, and by extension the Doctor's brand-new Yorkshire accent.
A top Homeland Security Investigations official has told a federal court that it remains the agency's policy that officers can install a GPS tracking device on cars entering the United States "without a warrant or individualized suspicion" for up to 48 hours.There is no such time limit, HSI Assistant Director Matthew C. Allen also told the court, for putting such trackers on "airplane, commercial vehicles, and semi-tractor trailers, which has a significantly reduced expectation of privacy in the location of their vehicles."Such an assertion comes over a month after a federal judge recently told the Department of Justice that such a practice—at least in one drug-trafficking case—is unconstitutional.Prosecutors had claimed that installing such a tracker was valid under the "border doctrine" exception to the Fourth Amendment, which finds that limited, warrantless searches at the border are allowed.Allen continued, saying that HSI believes that its policy is "consistent" with both the Jones decision and a case from 2004 case known as Flores-Montano."It is hard to square with the [Supreme] Court's decision in Jones," wrote Michael Price, an attorney with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, in an email to Ars.
The Microsoft Surface Studio 2 can fold down into "studio mode," letting you draw and sketch right on its big, beautiful screen.Meet the Microsoft Surface Studio 2: a big, beautiful, all-in-one PC that will be available on November 15th at a starting price of $3,499.New to this model: a brighter screen with better contrast, plus updated graphical hardware and newer processors.Microsoft's first-ever desktop PC is getting a big upgrade.Introducing the powerful Surface Studio 2, a mega-premium, all-in-one Windows 10 PC that will be available on November 15th for the mega-premium starting price of $3,499.Like the original Surface Studio, which launched in late 2016, this new model comes with a 28-inch touchscreen that can swivel down into "studio mode," letting you sketch and mark up documents right on your desk.
Casper launched with just one product—a bed in a box—sold online, to customers in the U.S. Four years later the company has 10 products, sells online and off, and is available in seven countries.“At the beginning it was all about disrupting an old category,” said Casper CMO Jeff Brooks during his Brandweek keynote last week.“It’s moved to establishing sleep as a lifestyle, and more recently taking on brick and mortar.”The company upended how new products are designed and sold, bringing its most loyal customers into the process at an R lab in San Francisco.“They receive an incentive to come help us ideate, do shop-alongs, beta test products,” said Brooks.“Some of our greatest innovations have come through there.”
It's NASA's 60th anniversary, but you might not have time to delve into the space agency's long and storied history until later.For now, get caught up in just 60 seconds with a NASA video released Monday.NASA's 60 Years in 60 Seconds covers many of the highlights from its decades in existence.The images and video clips fly by fast and furiously, from astronaut John Glenn climbing into the Mercury Friendship 7 capsule in 1962 to a vivid view of Mars where NASA has sent several rovers over the years.Of course, there's a footprint on the moon, but you'll also see some less famous moments, like an astronaut chilling inside the International Space Station and another suited up for a training session in a pool.A heavy-metal guitar soundtrack crunches away underneath the footage, reminding us that NASA and its achievements rock pretty hard.
Kevin Hart could have had a free ride at the University of Pennsylvania—his mother was a professor there—but Hart was determined to make it in comedy, a career he began at age 18.His drive has led to sold-out comedy tours, starring roles in major motion pictures, and brand deals with the likes of Nike, Old Spice, Lyft, and many more.As Hart told us during his keynote conversation at Brandweek in Palm Springs, Calif., earlier this week, all that success means he’s now paying it forward.“The financial success gives you the opportunity to go and do what others don’t think you can,” said Hart.“I want to go and show people that regardless of the level of success it’s more fun when other people get there too.”Watch Hart’s entire Brandweek conversation above with Adweek’s managing partner of Awards, Honors and Events Danny Wright.
Under veckans Oculus Connect 5-konferens i San Jose, Kalifornien, så visade Oculus upp lite om hur man i framtiden skulle kunna använda VR till annat än spel och underhållning, något som är fallet idag även om det givetvis finns en del VR-applikationer riktade mot arbetslivet.Oculus kallar det hela för "Hybrid Apps" och som ni kan se i demonstrationen ovan så handlar det om traditionella 2D-appar på datorn som man drar in i VR så att användaren kan modellera vissa grejer enklare i en slags 3D-miljö.Oculus skriver själva om Hybrid Apps:"With Hybrid App support, a user can seamlessly move from desktop to VR painting, instantly scaling and manipulating the model’s colors and textures.You can imagine how the process of painting particularly complex objects, like concave surfaces and minute details, will improve in VR."Oculus testar nu Hybrid Apps med en liten skara samarbetspartners men det nämns inte när det hela öppnas upp för en större krets utvecklare.
Apple’s business and scholastic device management service, the Device Enrollment Program (DEP), suffers from a significant security hole that could impact organizations yet has remained unpatched for months after its discovery.Duo Security published its findings today after reporting the issue to Apple on May 16, and believes it affects every customer using the DEP service.Duo’s report claims that DEP’s weak authentication enables attackers to use nothing more than an Apple serial number to link a device to an organization’s mobile device management server, which could then share existing DEP profile information — including phone numbers and email addresses — with the attacker.According to Duo, DEP thereby exposes organizations to the potential of both “rogue devices” and social engineering attacks leveraging acquired details to gain further access to a network.Apple’s DEP is used by enterprises, educational institutions, and other organizations to offer zero-touch setup for users, linking multiple devices to a central server for configuration and content sharing.In the name of simplicity, DEP can give new devices full access with nothing more than the serial number — a non-private detail that can be copied from a device or artificially generated quite easily — rather than requiring a second factor for authentication.
In an announcement made earlier this month, the Dutch police have called on adolescents to “stop sexting completely” in an attempt to tackle the growing issue of revenge porn.As we are now well into the MeToo movement, this shows how institutions are still struggling to address issues of sexual consent and assault.Even though they have the best intentions, in the eyes of parents, police, and teachers the only solution to prevent leaked sext messages or nudes is seems to be to discourage young people — girls in particular — from sending them altogether.However, there’s a big flaw with the Police’s advice to stop sexting completely, namely that it doesn’t include the big picture.One thing it misses is the lack of discussion around the pressure girls receive to send explicit images and messages in the first place.Research has proven boys are four times more likely to pressure girls to send them naked pictures than girls are to pressure boys to do so.
After beta testing the new Firefox Monitor service this summer, Firefox is finally rolling out its credential monitoring tool to all users.Firefox Monitor, which is based on security researcher Troy Hunt’s Have I Been Pwned (HIP) database, will notify you if it spots your email address on the dark web.By alerting users when their credentials are found on the dark web, Firefox hopes that the Monitor service will motivate vigilant consumers to change their passwords to avoid an even larger data breach.It should be noted that the service is free to all users, and Firefox Monitor, despite the name, isn’t restricted to users of the Firefox browser.Once you’re on the Firefox Monitor webpage, you can enter your email address.Firefox Monitor will check your email against the database of Have I Been Pwned to see if it’s found on the dark web.
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MacOS version 10.14 — codenamed Mojave — is now available to download.The free update to Apple’s desktop operating system was first announced back in June with a number of new features including a dark mode, Stacks file organization, a redesigned Mac App Store, and enhanced screenshots.Although the software has been available in public beta for a few months now, this general release means most of the kinks and bugs should have been fixed.In the grand scheme of things, Mojave is one of Apple’s more minor software updates.The headline feature is a new dark mode that makes your operating system look better even if it doesn’t technically add any new functionality.The new OS also adds support for Stacks, which can automatically group together files in order to keep your desktop tidy.
Early versions were at least disappointing, if not perplexing, limited as much by hardware and software as Apple’s pricing and vision.The original Apple Watch was a sluggish dud that Apple treated as a full-priced public beta, and its Series 1, 2, and 3 sequels have been iPhone “S”-caliber tweaks that took the first form factor as far as it could go.The side button is now flush with the rest of the casing rather than protruding, and the microphone hole is now between the controls rather than next to a speaker.Series 4 retains last year’s 50-meter depth of water resistance and submersibility, enabling it to be worn pretty much anywhere — shower, pool, rainstorm — without fear of damage.Even the aluminum-bodied Apple Watch models shift from plastic backs to the ceramic and sapphire used in steel models.It matches the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max with a rose gold color that tends to show as pink in most lights, but can lean more heavily yellow depending on the lighting and angle it’s viewed at.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai.Beck Diefenbach/ReutersIn a memo to employees, Google CEO Sundar Pichai warned that there will be consequences if they let politics get in the way of the work.Google is under increasing political pressure from President Donald Trump and his allies, which has accused the search giant of being biased against conservatives.The White House is considering an antitrust investigation of Google and Facebook over "online platform bias," it was reported on Saturday.In a memo obtained by the Wall Street Journal, Google CEO Sundar Pichai warned all employees that if they let politics get in the way of the work, there would be consequences."We do not bias our products to favor any political agenda," Pichai reportedly wrote.
Google has warned some US senators and their aides that foreign government hackers have targeted their personal Gmail accounts, the search giant confirmed Thursday.Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, on Wednesday sent a letter to Senate leadership mentioning the email targeting, but only referred to Google as a "major technology company."Google on Thursday confirmed it's the company.The news comes as tech giants are still under fire after Russian trolls abused their platforms to sow discord and spread false news among US voters in the 2016 elections.Google, Facebook and Twitter have also said they've already detected new campaigns from foreign actors attempting to influence public opinion ahead of the US midterm elections.Last month, Google said it was removing 58 accounts tied to Iran from YouTube and other Google services that were part of an "influence operation."
Microsoft and Canonical have been working for some time to make Ubuntu and Windows play nice with each other.Ubuntu was the first distribution supported in the Windows Subsystem for Linux, and now an Ubuntu image is available through Hyper-V Quick Create, which offers three-click creation of Virtual Machines.The system image has Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS configured and ready to go, and this showcases some of the other Linux integration work that Microsoft has been doing.The normal way is to display the output of the virtual video card that the virtual machine uses and, similarly, to emulate PS/2 mouse and keyboard input, as if the client were the physical hardware.This works with any operating system (the virtual video card supports rudimentary modes like VGA and the text mode used by DOS; it can also support high-resolution graphics modes when used with a suitable display driver).But it is relatively slow and inflexible.