Normal coffee tables are boring.Make one that lights up, runs cool animations to your music, and can play games instead.This build from Instructables user baweja akshay uses bright LED lights and is controlled via a special Bluetooth app built with MIT App Inventor.When everything is up and running, the interactive table can display animations, perform lighting effects to music, and even play simple, old-school video games.The video above shows off the music lighting effects before everything was placed inside the table.The build itself is pretty extensive, so if you re looking for a cool project, check out the full guide below.
And the apps are about to go up.In price, that is.It looks like one of the effects of the U.K. s vote to leave the European Union is about to be felt where it really hurts… in the prices Apple charges in its U.K. App Store.According to Bloomberg, Apple is raising the prices of App Store purchases in the U.K. by as much as 25 percent due to the recent drop in value of the British pound.And that drop has been directly tied to the U.K. s vote last summer to begin taking steps to exit the European Union, a process we all know now as Brexit.What the Apple price increase means is that an app in the U.K. that cost the British app purchaser 79 pence will go up to 99 pence.For us Americans, that means an app that costs 98 cents will cost $1.23 when the price increase goes into effect in the next seven days.As of today, one British pound will get you about $1.24.For those curious about it, the top-selling paid app on the U.K. App Store is The Official DVSA Theory Test Kit for Car Drivers by TSO The Stationary Office .And what is that, you might ask?Well, according the app s page on the App Store, it s The ONLY OFFICIAL Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency DVSA app for the Car Theory and Hazard Perception test.Written by DVSA – the people who set the tests.
If you'd like to fill your veins with the blood of young people, you need only drain your bank account of $8,000.That's right, young blood is now joining the ever-growing ranks of "cures" people are paying for to combat age-related diseases and even aging itself.The California-based startup Ambrosia is conducting a clinical trial testing the effects that blood from younger people ages 16 to 25 has in older bodies, and it hopes to convince 600 people to each pay $8,000 for a single 1.5-liter transfusion of plasma blood without blood cells , reports Business Insider.So far, 30 have had transfusions."I'm really happy with the results we're seeing," says founder Jesse Karmazin.The claims of "rejuvenation" are scoffed at by scientists who say the study is too poorly designed to offer real results, while others call the pay-to-participate aspect a scam, reports MIT Technology Review.
During the election, messages of hate, fear and intolerance were propagated across different media and into communities.While parents view and listen to these ever-present messages, alongside them are their children, hearing these same messages through a lens ill-equipped to discern the implications of negative stereotypes and incorrect portrayals.In April 2016, a now well-cited survey of 2,000 teachers conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center s Teaching Tolerance Program found that more than half of respondents reported seeing an increase in uncivil discourse in their schools.Media violence itself can instill fear in the young viewers that may be persistent for years.As is their nature developmentally, children adopt what they hear as truth, adapting it to their lives, and in many cases across the nation, acting upon it.Recently, a Facebook group was started by a Seattle-based mom, encouraging children to write letters to the president-elect explaining the importance of being kind.
the International monetary fund, the IMF anticipates global economic growth this year to 3.4% and next year by 3.6 per cent.the IMF should assessment unchanged in October has done the forecast.for Example, the United states, the euro area and China, the IMF, in turn, improved this year's assessment.If the Us and Chinese economies grow more than expected, it can according to the IMF have positive spillover effects for their trade partners.
If Jesse Karmazin is right, injecting you with the blood of the young is the key to slowing aging.If he s wrong, you ll still be old, but $8,000 poorer.And either way the story goes, you ll technically be a vampire — so, there s that.The startup, Ambrosia, is currently looking for 600 people to undergo a clinical trial in which volunteers agree to fork over thousands of dollars to receive 1.5 liters of plasma from a donor, age 16 to 25, over the course of two days.Karmazin, who has a medical degree but isn t licensed to practice medicine, studied the effects of transfusions after observing dozens of them in his time as a med student at Stanford and an intern at the National Institute of Aging.Some patients got young blood and others got older blood, and I was able to do some statistics on it, and the results looked really awesome.
Himself, Tim Burton was asked by Disney to recreate the eccentric animationsfilmen based on Lewis Carrols books from 1951.six years ago, we got to see the result: Alice in Wonderland with live actors and much CGI-effects .Definitely a more than a passing film that kept the odd mood and the characters from the books and the animated movie, and embroidered the document.Burton said no to the runner up, so in regissörsstolen we find James Bobin.But the calm, we should not blame all this misery on the director, he has actually done a lot in burton's spirit.Nyskilde Johnny Depp has a very prominent role as the mad hatter and the two drottningsystrarna Iracebeth/the Red queen, and Mirana/White queen, we see Helena Bonham-Carter and Anne Hathaway.
Apple has launched its first run of TV advertisements for the new Apple AirPods wireless headphones.The iPhone maker has posted four videos to YouTube, varying in length from 15 seconds to a minute, all of which are trying to get you to purchase a shiny new pair of AirPods.Three of the videos feature a dancer called Lil Buck, who grooves to music through the streets of Mexico City while listening with AirPods.There are some nifty special effects that show Lil Buck dancing upside down and on walls, pushing a clear message that Apple s first wireless headphones offer freedom like never before.Apple also uses the ads to showcase the AirPods compatibility with the Siri digital assistant, as well as a feature that pauses your music when you remove the AirPods.Check out the ads below:
The Chinese ruling party has announced a new measure which will force all app stores to register their status with the government in order to continue legal operation.Announced as a measure designed to improve security and restrict the spread of malware, some are worried that this could be used to curb freedom of expression and political dissent.Although most smartphone and tablet users around the world make use of only the Google s Play Store and Apple s App Store, there are other marketplaces out there and third party platforms where non-official apps can be found.In country s like China, where Google s Play Store is not accessible, they can see a lot of usage, too.While they do carry the risk of malware and other security threats, in a country where apps as big as the New York Times can be pulled from official app stores, finding them elsewhere can be a saving grace for citizens who wish for a greater access to information.The cited reason of China s government for demanding a register of app stores is to help stop apps that pose security risks, as well as those that contain illegal information, as per Engadget.
A seemingly innocent thing as a light bulb can give others access to the wireless network in your home.a Few simple tricks can reduce the risks.incandescent light Bulbs that change color with the help of a app in your phone, smart refrigerators, and televisions.the Winnings may be fun effects, entertainment, or everyday life easier.the flip side is that the system may contain security vulnerabilities.– There are a lot of that information is sent to various types of cloud services.
When Andrew Booth began designing user interfaces for feature films 15 years ago, the field was still in its infancy.For a given film, the visual effects team might handle one part of the UI design, the art department another.But the last decade and a half has seen filmmakers turn more and more to outside firms for their fictional interface needs.Booth s creative agency, BLIND LTD, is a big one; he and his team have overseen the design of on-screen technology for some of the industry s most successful films, including The Dark Knight, Casino Royale, The Force Awakens, and, most recently, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.The mantra on the set of The Force Awakens, Booth says, was: It has to be the same, but different.But for Rogue One, the design constraints were tighter.
When the very first Star Wars film landed on movie screens from a galaxy far, far away in 1977, it was full of special effects that had never been seen before; the ground-breaking, landmark film was far ahead of its time.Today, the ability to create special effects through CGI has advanced light years beyond what was possible back then.But one CGI effect that won t be in upcoming Star Wars films is a representation of Princess Leia, played by the late Carrie Fisher.The official Star Wars website addressed swirling internet rumors imagine that, rumors running rampant on the internet that Fisher s iconic character would continue in the franchise.Happen, it will not, as Yoda might put it.More: Will the First Order strike back?
Lucasfilm is officially shooting down rumors that they will use a digital body double of the late actress Carrie Fisher in future "Star Wars" movies, after her death at age 60 in December 2016."We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa," says an official blog post on, Lucasfilm had confirmed that Fisher had already finished shooting her scenes for 2017's "Episode VIII," the next film slated for release in the "Star Wars" saga.But rumors about a digital version of Fisher in other yet-to-be-made Star Wars films were borne out of the most controversial part of 2016's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," where a computer-animated body double of the late Peter Cushing was used so his character Grand Moff Tarkin could play a supporting role in the film.It should be noted that "Rogue One" also used a digital body double of a younger Carrie Fisher in the final shot of the film, as her character Princess Leia receives the plans for the sinister Death Star megaweapon."We're not planning on doing this digital re-creation extensively from now on," John Knoll, chief creative officer of ILM and visual effects supervisor on "Rogue One," told The New York Times."It just made sense for this particular movie.
publicity to the rising of concrete issues of potential liability are unclear.Rudus submitted to the Turku university central hospital expansion construction site of concrete, which because of quality problems expansion was completed in less than a year late.As well Rudus delivered the concrete to Kemijärvi kostamon of the underpass construction site, where the bridge was demolished and rebuilt in a poor concrete because of last summer.the Amount is relative large, as the transport agency investigate random 18 road bridge.the Finnish transport agency now the strength of the wood you effects and related liability, says head of unit Minna Torkkeli transport agency.Siltala won't comment on that, where the Rudus and Mestek discussed or what they are possibly agreed to.
Mexico must be immediately ready to respond to the united states own tax acts, if the future president Donald Trump's management to take Trump's planned border tax introduced, said Mexican economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo local channel in an interview.Trump the other on Wednesday raised the very tax, which he intends to take the practice off the ground to change companies.This is intended to prevent the industrial jailbreak out of the country.Trump, according to the state of the second modification does not cause problems, but beyond that.the Company, which intends to move their factories out of the united states, have to pay very high marginal tax rate , Trump said.the minister Guajaradon according to Trump's proposed marginal is a problem throughout the world, and it could have effects that lead to global recession .
Popular photo collage app Photo Grid is getting a sleek new look.Developer Cheetah Mobile Inc. released an update for both iOS and Android versions of the app on Friday.The latest Photo Grid includes an updated interface that s designed to bring a smoother, less-cluttered experience to the app, as well as several new features.Machine learning is behind a number of the app s new special effects, including new options in the Twinkle overlays.The effects are similar to how other apps use artificial intelligence to turn photographs into a particular art style, only Photo Grid s selection of Twinkle filters appear to move just slightly, giving the image a shimmer effect and earning them the Twinkle name .Cheetah Mobile says additional effects and stickers will continue to be rolled out to users on a continuous basis.
Globalization and unrestrained technological change have plenty of critics, as the election in November amply showed.Many of my fellow anthropologists say that the positive effects of these twin trends have greatly benefited China but have left behind most of the global poor.A study conducted in Kenya and published in the journal Science in December tells a different story.When I first visited Kenya during my travels in Africa in 1969, extreme poverty was common.The population has quadrupled, and the contrasts...
The future belongs to bubble tabs; or maybe notOpera, the Norwegian browser maker acquired last year by a Chinese investment consortium, on Thursday introduced the browser equivalent of a concept car.Opera Neon, available for macOS and Windows, is intended as an exploration of browser design alternatives.It isn't a replacement for the current desktop version of Opera and only some of its features are likely to be integrated into future Opera updates."It is a concept browser – an experimental browser that envisions the future of web browsers similar to the way concept cars predict the future of automobiles," said Krystian Kolondra, SVP of engineering at Opera in a blog post."Like the Opera browser, Opera Neon is built on top of the Blink engine, but unlike any other browser, Opera Neon has been built from scratch to bring you cool effects and animations without slowing down your experience."
When it comes to cooling things in the lab, scientists have long found an experimental lower limit just above the theoretical coldest temperature.Well, a group of American scientists have now made things lowers shades ...even cooler.A team of scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST working in Boulder, Colorado tweaked an experimental method to cool a piece of aluminum below the so-called quantum backaction limit — a temperature slightly above absolute zero that quantum mechanics has prevented us from crossing before, equal to one-fifth the magnitude of quantum motion, as reported by the Washington Post.Such cold temperatures could be useful for creating hyper-sensitive sensors, in addition to helping scientists explore quantum mechanic s effects in larger materials.When scientists say they re making things colder, they just mean that they re trying to slow all of the particles down.At absolute zero, -273.15 degrees Celsius or –459.67 degrees Fahrenheit, the particles stop completely.
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