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Hobbyist builds the first Sony E-Mount film camera

Sony is the one major imaging company that has never built a film camera, having leaped straight into DSLRs in 2006 after buying Minolta. A hobbyist named Alexander Gee has just pulled off a neat trick then, by creating what might be the world's first Sony E-Mount 35 mm film camera. Called the LEX, …

Cameras

BBC gives away 16k WAV sound effects, but disallows some uses

Maybe it’s time for the idea of a “commons” to get a new boost. Whatever the reason, BBC’s 16,000 sound effects are available to download – but with …

European Space Agency

The 90s are alive, with a free, modern clone of FastTracker II

It ran natively in MS-DOS, then died by the end of the 90s. But now it’s back: one of the greatest chip music trackers of all time has been cloned to …

Fun-Da-Mental

Massimo Alba - J.Pierre Brushed-Yak Sweater

Massimo AlbaJ.Pierre Brushed-Yak Sweater<p>£431.65<p>Click to Close<p>Editors' Notes<p>Size & Fit<p>Details & Care<p>Delivery & Free Returns<p>Editors' Notes<p>Size & …

Clothing

Hackers built a 'master key' for millions of hotel rooms

New research shows how hackers can manipulate hotel room key cards to gain access to an entire building.<p>Security researchers have built a master key …

Information Security

Researchers digitize writing with cheap, touch-sensitive paper

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a paper that can track touch, which, among other applications, could lead to an inexpensive way to digitize writing. They're presenting their work this week at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.<p>The paper itself is …

Mellon

Deep Learning

Deepwave Digital bridges the gap between RF systems and deep learning technology by performing research and hardware development in the field of RF …

Deep Learning

BBC Releases Over 16,000 Archival Sound Samples

The BBC has shared a massive library of over 16,000 sound samples from its archive. It’s been available to download by the general public now, under its RemArc license terms, which limit use of the samples to “personal, educational, or research purposes.” There’s a wide range of samples in the …

Archives

Watch Radiohead’s Rare Acoustic Performance of “True Love Waits”

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke delivered a rare acoustic performance of “True Love Waits” during their show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil yesterday. Watch it happen below (via CoS). The song appears on 2016’s <i>A Moon Shaped Pool</i>, but getting to that studio version took some time. Although Radiohead had attempted …

Indie Music

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

keras-yolo3

Introduction<p>A Keras implementation of YOLOv3 (Tensorflow backend) inspired by allanzelener/YAD2K.<p>Working On to Train...<p>Quick Start<p>Download YOLOv3 …

Darknet

Wunderscan - Brian Carrigan

I didn’t actually plan this project, but rather it found me. I was at the Scrap Exchange, a local reuse center, when I found a very nice looking …

Raspberry Pi

The best lightweight gaming laptops

Back at CES a few months ago, I wrote that we were entering a golden age in lightweight gaming laptops. It started last year with NVIDIA's small, power-efficient Max-Q graphics, followed by Intel and AMD's surprising team-up on Core H with Radeon RX Vega M graphics. Now Intel has ramped up the …

Computer Hardware

Massive Attack Encoding Album Into DNA

Today marks the 20-year anniversary of Massive Attack’s beloved album <i>Mezzanine</i>. To celebrate, the band has announced they’re putting it on a new format: DNA. According to a press release, this marks the first time an entire album has been encoded into DNA and it’s “an acknowledgement that it could …

Massive Attack

Sales forecasting using Machine Learning

Sponsored Post.<p><b>By Girish Reddy, SpringML.</b><p>Forecasting sales is a common task performed by organizations. This usually involves manually intensive …

How The Mack Weldon Vesper Polo Changed My Whole Game

It hit me hard when my girlfriend said she wished I put more effort into my appearance, but I kind of got her point. I usually leave the house …

Men's Fashion

15 Habits Of Well-Dressed Men

We ask some of menswear's leading experts to tell us what all well-dressed men have in common, and show you how to introduce these desirable habits …

Men's Fashion

Timex - Archive Waterbury Chronograph Stainless Steel and Oiled-Canvas Watch

TimexArchive Waterbury Chronograph Stainless Steel and Oiled-Canvas Watch<p>€170<p>Click to Close<p>Editors' Notes<p>Size & Fit<p>Details & Care<p>Delivery & Free …

Men's Fashion

Watch High End: Our Documentary on Luxury Weed

With California transitioning from medical marijuana to legalizing it for recreational use, the market for weed is evolving. More and more brands are …

Men's Fashion

Methodology: How we Tracked the Illegal Shipment of Sarin Precursor from Belgium to Syria

On 18 April 2018 Syrian Archive and Knack revealed information that Belgium violated EU sanctions against Syria according to the summons of an …

Middle East

Vegetarian Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Chowhound

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is mostly seen as an excuse to drink margaritas and Mexican beer and eat lots of tacos, burritos, and other …

Cooking

Algorithmic Accountability: A Primer

<b>Big decisions about people’s lives are increasingly made by software systems and algorithms</b>. Sorting résumés for job applications, allocating social …

Algorithms

Cool Combat: 7 Pairs of Combat Boots You Can Wear Everyday

Boots have been worn for combat since the time of the Roman Empire. But, the combat boots we all know and love came about during World War II and …

Clothing

Electric scooters are invading. Bird's CEO leads the charge

Travis VanderZanden says scooters should ease traffic and be fun. But lawmakers from Santa Monica to San Francisco say they're creating sidewalk detritus and are a public nuisance.<p>San Francisco has had enough of the mantra 'move fast and break things.'<p>San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera<p>It's …

San Francisco

5 Free Resources for Getting Started with Self-driving Vehicles

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>From Computer Vision for Autonomous Vehicles: Problems, Datasets and State-of-the-Art, below.<p>Interested in self-driving …

Machine Learning

The Best Polo Shirts For Men

Clothes talk, and polo shirts say, “I am out of the office”. But the staple of a casual outfit had more auspicious beginnings. The celebrated French …

Men's Fashion

Inside the Linux boot process

Take a guided tour from the Master Boot Record to the first user-space application<p>M. Tim Jones<br>Published on May 31, 2006<p>In the early days, …

Linux

Not your Tibetan Buddhism

Behind the beatific image of Tibetan Buddhism lies a dark, complicated reality. But is it one the Western gaze wants to see?<i>By Mark Hay</i>Read at Aeon

Hinduism

Mapping the whole internet with Hilbert curves

The internet is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think the /22 you got as a LIR …

Mathematics

Designing very large (JavaScript) applications

This is a mildly edited transcript of my JSConf Australia talk. Watch the whole talk on YouTube.<p>Hello, I used to build very large JavaScript …

JavaScript