Every finger tip is covered in rubber to provide a better grip and to give the right backspin during a shot.They eventually found out about a little boy named Logan and his desire to play basketball again, a feat virtually impossible with most traditional prosthesis, and set about designing something special.According to AIO Robotics, the company that makes the 3D printer a Zeus All in One the team used to print all the Spock-hand pieces, 3D4E started with a design from theE-enabling the Futureteam, another group of 3D tinkerers with a history of designing and giving away 3D-printed prosthesis for amputees.3D-printed prostheses can cost thousands of dollars less than their custom-built counterparts.The design not only features the unusual finger configuration, but springs to help it mimic the whipping motion in the wrist needed to make a basketball shot and even the ability to dribble a basketball.Shoot long and sink the three-pointer, indeed.
PlayReplay with soundPlay withsound00:0000:00Kickstarteralert icon arrow-down icon arrow-left icon arrow-right icon arrow-thin-left icon arrow-thin-right icon arrow-up icon backer-badge icon bar-chart icon bell icon book icon brand-assets icon calendar icon cart icon chat icon check icon clipboard icon clock icon close-mars icon close icon closed-caption icon compose icon conversion icon direct-left icon direct-right icon direct-up icon download icon drop-down icon duplicate icon edit-mars icon embed icon expand icon facebook-box icon facebook icon flag icon gear-mars icon globe icon grid icon heart icon help icon image icon info icon instagram icon kickstarter-circle icon kickstarter icon leaf icon link icon location-pin icon lock icon mail icon mars-close icon mars-search icon menu icon mobile icon move icon music icon pause icon pin icon pinterest icon play icon plus-circle icon plus icon report icon ribbon icon search icon share icon star icon stop icon stopwatch icon tag icon thumbs-up icon tools icon trash icon tumblr icon twitter icon unlink icon user icon video icon view-all icon vine icon volume-up icon volume icon write icon youtube iconWith just two days left in its Kickstarter campaign, the film adaptation of Lullaby, a book by Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk, has surpassed its base fundraising goal by nearly $100,000.With the film now guaranteed to be a go, Digital Trends caught up with its producer, Josh Leake, to find out what it takes to bring a Palahniuk novel to the screen.The quick answer, it would seem, is a lot of money — and no small amount of luck.Like much of Palahniuk s other works, Lullaby deals with some pretty dark stuff, including a string of mysterious infant deaths.Leake and Romance director Andy Mingo would go on to form Mindpollen, an independent studio, through which they eventually found themselves in a position to option the rights to Lullaby.The project was helped out by mentions in major entertainment media, including Entertainment Weekly and Indiewire.
Marvel Comics fans have watched many of their favorite heroes and villains make the leap from page to screen in recent years, and now the Sorcerer Supreme himself, Doctor Strange, is primed to join Iron Man and The Avengers in Marvel Studios live-action cinematic universe.Created by legendary comic book writer and artist Steve Ditko, Doctor Strange made his debut in a 1963 issue of Marvel s Strange Tales.Originally a brilliant but egotistical neurosurgeon, Stephen Strange became engrossed in the world of sorcery after his hands were mangled in a car accident that left him unable to perform surgery.Doctor Strange is currently scheduled to hit theaters November 4, 2016.Once the Doctor Strange movie began gaining momentum, Feige eventually found himself fielding questions about how Marvel planned to handle the idea of magic in its carefully managed cinematic universe, given that it had typically relied on science and technology to explain away its super-powered elements.Derrickson was officially hired in June 2014, and Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts joined the creative team a short time later in order to rewrite the existing script.
A fairly recent show to premiere on E4 caught my eye.Called Containment, it follows the story of citizens in Atlanta who are exposed to a genetically modified virus and how governmental and police forces try to contain the disease to stop it spreading.Whether you re a fan or not of the show, it s not the first TV series or indeed film to try to use one of humans biggest fears for dramatic effect.Regardless of the bankability of the actors, when the films were made or what surprises are in store for the audience, most of these shows rely on heroic efforts made by characters to find a cure for the disease, to sacrifice themselves or to stop it spreading further to save the rest of the world.Instead of randomly drawing a box on a map, the government control squad would have brought in data scientists to determine the potential area of infection based on statistics, facts, previous situational analyses and more.And, for the films where a cure is eventually found, imagine how hard the doctors, research scientists and other experts would have worked around the clock to test, analyse and re-test; using data analysis to track their progress.
Of the iconic moments native to the Star Wars movie franchise, few remain as well-known as Han Solo s fateful union with a batch of carbonite.Though Solo eventually found a way out of his supposed permanent encasing, fans of the series have long collected figurines, trading cards, and even dog toys dedicated to the classic scene.But what about an entire refrigerator dedicated to Solo s forced hibernation?Well, just last week, a YouTube channel by the name of Tested — with which Adam Savage, Norman Chan, and Simone Giertz are affiliated — published a video explaining how they accomplished this very feat and the finished product is astounding.Starting with a standard Frigidaire fridge, Tested contributor Frank Ippolito took to the task of replicating Han Solo s carbonite-induced expression and stature by sourcing replicas from the franchise s official prop community.Though due to the fact the sourced props were nothing more than urethane duplicates, Ippolito needed to craft his own copies out of something a tad more durable — as well as a bit more colorful than plain urethane.
After the somewhat wacky and wonderful news about the Polish bilmekanikern that 2016 still balances drive shafts on a Commodore 64, we just had to.Yep – we grottar us down in spelnostalgi again, and this time we set, for natural reasons, the C64:an in focus.Before we throw ourselves over our hot list, we want to deliver a statement.This classic actually made his debut on the odd computers BBC Micro and Acorn Electron, before it eventually found its way on to other computers.The Last Ninja was, dare we say, groundbreaking.The Last Ninja was the graphics well, it really felt like to be catapulted back to the feudal Japan , the music aaah, and the atmospheric story...
Luckily, today brings a heartwarming tale — or should I say tail?A mutant snail who once thought hermself alone in the world has found love, thanks to online dating.Jeremy, a common garden snail, was like all the other snails except in one important way: it was left-handed.It s an exceedingly rare condition, one in a million perhaps, and because left-handed snails can t mate with ordinary right-handed ones, it s basically an involuntary vow of chastity as well.The University of Nottingham s Angus Davison related the plight of young Jeremy in October, spawning the hashtag snaillove and, for some reason or another, capturing the hearts and minds of the UK.As snaillove broadened its reach, it eventually found Jade Sanchez Melton, member of the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland and owner of Lefty, a rare — you guessed it — sinistral garden snail.
Michael Guntrum dropped his iPhone in a lakeA lucky fisherman has been reunited with a lost iPhone that survived more than 18 months at the bottom of an icy lake.Michael Guntrum, from Knox in Pennsylvania, was fishing on Kyle Lake last year when the handset dropped through a tiny hole in the ice.He got a lucky break when the lake was drained in September 2015 and eventually found stuck under some mud by mechanical engineer Daniel Kalgren.BuzzFeed News reports Mr Kalgren was exploring the bottom of the lake with a metal detector when he stumbled upon the phone.He took the iPhone 4 home and put it in some rice to dry out - amazingly the handset actually turned on and he was able to retrieve the owner s number.
Comic Sans is one of the most recognizable fonts around.Inspired by comic books, it was developed by Vincent Connare in the mid-90s for use in an obscure software product known as Microsoft Bob.The font didn t make it into Bob but eventually found its way into other Microsoft products and ultimately, Windows 95.The rest, as they say, is history.Comic Sans developed a strong follow although not everyone approved.Connare s boss, for example, felt that it should be a bit more typographic professional looking but the designer was steadfast in his belief that it remain somewhat weird, a trait that helped it stand out from the boring typography seen elsewhere.
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a stretchable plastic electrode that could one day be used to bolster the flexibility of implantable electrodes in humans.Zhenan Bao, a professor in chemical engineering at Stanford University, has been working on the issue for more than a decade.Along with scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, they used a special type of X-ray to study a plastic material with high conductivity and biocompatibility at the molecular level.When the two polymers used to create the plastic were combined, they were indeed conductive and biocompatible but were very brittle and thus, not exactly ideal for use in a constantly contracting environment like the human body.In testing more than 20 molecular additives, Bao and her team eventually found one that helped separate the two tightly wound polymers and gave the plastic a lot more flexibility.That additive, as it turns out, is similar to the type of additives used in industrial kitchens to thicken soups.
Lilly Ledbetter said she found out she was making less than the men she worked with at the Goodyear Rubber & Tire Company after someone dropped her an anonymous note.A friend of mine who for years worked at a progressive nonprofit—one you’ve definitely heard of and probably have warm feelings about!—made the discovery after snooping on a password protected spreadsheet of staff salaries.My story involves considerably less intrigue: I realized I was getting fucked because someone left someone else’s offer letter face up on a table near the water cooler.Ledbetter sued, my friend negotiated a 20% raise, and I eventually found another job after being told that the most I would earn was still $7,000 less than a guy with the same title because of my salary history.(New York City agencies can no longer ask prospective employees how much they made at their last job for exactly this reason—and a bill to extend this policy to every employer in the city is being considered this week.)Today is Equal Pay Day, which is meant to mark how far into the year women have to work in order to earn as much as men made in the previous year.
Dallas residents were in for a rude awakening – quite literally – early Saturday morning thanks to what city officials are calling nefarious activity courtesy of a hacker.Rocky Vaz, the director of Dallas’ Office of Emergency Management, said that all 156 of the city’s emergency warning sirens were activated shortly before midnight on Friday.Officials initially though a malfunction was to blame but as the activity spilled into early Saturday morning, it became clear that such was not the case.As The Verge highlights, the sirens were activated in 90-second cycles a total of 15 times before workers pulled the plug on the system.Vaz said the team investigating the matter eventually found a vulnerability used by the attackers to infiltrate the system and sound the alarms.The warning system was back online and functional by Saturday night, city officials revealed on Twitter.
On-Call Why hello there readers!It's Friday and that means it's time for another edition of On-Call, our weekly column in which your peers take centre stage by sharing tales of jobs gone wrong.This week, meet “Len” who tells us he used to work for Dell and was once summoned “to the middle of nowhere in Cumbria.” Perhaps Len could have omitted “in Cumbria” and the sentence would still have worked?Len's mail to us said the job looked scary because it involved an otherwise normal, boring, PC that had been serviced several times in just a couple of years.So he eventually found the customer's home and made his acquaintance, perhaps with a little trepidation given the machine's long and problematic history.But Len quickly realised the owner was a “a wonderful man who used to be a fighter pilot on Vampires and similar early jets and had the ejection tie from Martin-Baker* to prove it.”
Motorola was late to the 16-bit microprocessor party, so it decided to arrive in style.The hybrid 16-bit/32-bit MC68000 packed in 68,000 transistors, more than double the number of Intel’s 8086.Internally it was a 32- bit processor, but a 32-bit address and/or data bus would have made it prohibitively expensive, so the 68000 used 24-bit address and 16-bit data lines.The 68000 seems to have been the last major processor designed using pencil and paper.“I circulated reduced-size copies of flowcharts, execution-unit resources, decoders, and control logic to other project members,” says Nick Tredennick, who designed the 68000’s logic.The copies were small and difficult to read, and his bleary-eyed colleagues eventually found a way to make that clear.
A one-time software developer in Australia says that he finds his job far more meaningful after quitting the lucrative high technology industry to become a sex worker.John Oh, 45, from Sydney, has always been self-employed.He used to run his own businesses offering software development, web design and data processing during the 1990s and early 2000s.However, after the global financial crisis hit, he found it difficult to get IT work.He began working as a male escort as a sideline just to survive, but eventually found himself in a completely different career."The global financial crisis hit me quite hard so the escorting was a sideline to fill the gaps financially.
'We could consider ourselves space travelers or extragalactic immigrants'Up to half the atoms in the stars, planets, moons – and even in us – could come from distant galaxies beyond the Milky Way, according to a new study.Daniel Anglés-Alcázar, co-author of the paper to be published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society and a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University in Arizona in the US, said: "Given how much of the matter out of which we formed may have come from other galaxies, we could consider ourselves space travelers or extragalactic immigrants."By building a computer model of supernovae explosions, the simulations show how troves of material are ejected and swept away to other galaxies by strong winds.The researchers have dubbed the phenomenon "intergalactic transfer.""It is likely that much of the Milky Way's matter was in other galaxies before it was kicked out by a powerful wind, traveled across intergalactic space and eventually found its new home in the Milky Way," said Anglés-Alcázar.
There's a surprisingly common problem with Apple Music, the music app built into the iPhone and iPad: People can't figure out how to turn off the shuffle feature.I personally ran into this problem last fall: Music was set to shuffle, or play songs from a playlist in random order, and I couldn't figure out how to turn off the feature, no matter how hard I searched for a way.It turns out, the shuffle button is now hidden by default.It's below the play button, and it doesn't appear on the first screen you see when you're playing music.I eventually found it, and so can you.Here's how to turn off shuffle in iOS 10.
About four million Time Warner Cable records containing details of its customers were found unsecured on an Amazon server last month, tech website Gizmodo reported on Friday.From a report: The files, more than 600GB in size, were discovered on August 24 by the Kromtech Security Center while its researchers were investigating an unrelated data breach at World Wrestling Entertainment.Two Amazon S3 buckets were eventually found and linked to BroadSoft, a global communications company that partners with service providers, including AT and TWC.The 4 million TWC records are not all tied to unique customers, meaning 4 million individual people were not exposed by the breach.Due to the sheer size of the cache, it was not immediately clear precisely how subscribers were affected.The leaked data included usernames, emails addresses, MAC addresses, device serial numbers, and financial transaction information -- though it does not appear that any Social Security numbers or credit card information was exposed.
Allen’s new Austin, Texas-based shop Callen, however, is unlike any other.Wieden + Kennedy will support the new company as a minority shareholder and give Callen complete creative autonomy, with the team planning to eventually buy back all of its shares and become a fully independent business.Agency principals agreed to help fund Allen’s venture on one very specific condition: The agency can never be sold to a holding company, private-equity firm or any other entity.“It’s like being in a small dinghy and going in one direction full force, then realizing you should maybe do something different and being able to pivot quickly,” Allen said of the decision to venture out on his own.“It’s a different way to try something new.”Allen had never worked with former Droga5 director of interactive production Niklas Lindström or Holly Petitjean, veteran of such agencies as Huge, Possible and GS But he wanted partners from outside of the Wieden organization to “mix it up,” and the three eventually found each other, discovering they shared that elusive chemistry during the fateful conversation about cars that drive themselves.
In his new book IMPROVISE: Unconventional Career Advice from an Unlikely CEO (Agate B2, 2014) author Fred Cook provides advice to readers -- and more notably aspiring entrepreneurs -- about how to make an impression and get ahead in a dismal economy.This insight comes from his own life lessons, as he pursued what many would deem an unconventional path to find success.Starting his career path in odd jobs like pool hustler and leather salesman, Cook eventually found his passion in PR and founded GolinHarris, a firm that has helped big-name companies like Nintendo, Wal-Mart and Toyota, while also working personally with Jeff Bezos and Michael Eisner.In this edited excerpt under "Market Yourself" Cook discusses his experience working with Steve Jobs in the early years at Pixar (after Jobs bought the company from Lucasfilm).He delves into the Apple co-founder's obsession with controlling his communication strategy, a tactic that led Cook to call him "the most media-savvy CEO" he has ever met.Planning for the day when Pixar would be an independent movie studio, he hired our agency to build greater recognition for their lesser-known brand.