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Pictures of the Week 9.28.17

Burma

A Tiny House with a Unique (& Clever!) Bedroom Solution

There's a problem frequently encountered by designers of very small houses, which is that beds are very nice to have while sleeping, but, even when …

Tesla is sending hundreds of Powerwall batteries to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is still dealing with the widespread damage of Hurricane Maria that hit earlier this month. The entire island has lost electrical power, …

The SR-71 Blackbird's ultra-secret successor may scream across the sky sooner than expected

The successor to Lockheed Martin's SR-71 Blackbird, the Mach 3 long-range recon aircraft that once tore across the skies like a Cold-War era arrowhead before its retirement in 1999, may be inching closer toward reality.<p>According to Aviation Week, a handful of visitors to the SAE International …

This Scientist Has Come Up With A Mathematical Model For A Time Machine

After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine.<p>Ben Tippett, a mathematics and …

These 10 widgets belong on your iPhone's lock screen

Get your must-have widgets here.<p>With iOS 10, Apple redesigned the lock screen and got rid of the slide-to-unlock gesture. Now, instead of unlocking your phone, swiping right takes you to the Today view where you can glance at and interact with widgets.<p>You can also access these same widgets on an …

Apps

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained in Thailand 'at China's request' – reports

Territory’s ‘face of protest’ reportedly held in Bangkok, underlining closer ties between Thailand’s military regime and China’s Communist rulers<p>Joshua Wong, the student activist who became a global symbol of the fight for democracy in Hong Kong, has reportedly been detained in Thailand following a …

Hong Kong

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Apple loses FaceTime patent retrial, ordered to pay $302.4 million

In the continuing saga of Apple vs. VirnetX, <i>Reuters</i> reports that a federal jury in the Eastern District of Texas has ruled in favor of VirnetX, ordering Apple to pay $302.4 million in damages. This particular case has been going on since 2010, and in the last verdict, a jury ruled Apple owed more …

China paper says US, S.Korea will 'pay the price' for planned missile system | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea are destined to “pay the price” for their decision to deploy an advanced missile defence system which will inevitably prompt a “counter attack”, China’s top newspaper said on Saturday.<p>A Chinese national flag flutters in front of the building of …

North Korea

I got a magnet implanted into my finger for science, and it was amazingly weird

<b>This is Episode 14 of Real Future, Fusion’s documentary series about technology and society. More episodes available at realfuture.tv.</b><p>I don't know …

Texas 'Vampire' Killer Pablo Vasquez Faces Execution for Boy's Murder

A death-row inmate who admitted killing and drinking the blood of a 12-year-old boy is set to be executed in Texas on Wednesday night.<p>The U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for Pablo Lucia Vasquez, 38, who was convicted of the 1998 murder of David Cardenas.<p>Vasquez's lawyers had argued …

Crime

China just started unloading its biggest problem on the rest of the world, and the world is already freaking out

And the world is already starting to feel the pain.<p>The problem is that China's got too many companies producing things like coal and steel, and the state-owned enterprises (SOEs) doing this have racked up debt that's now eating up their profits.<p>The government is trying to shift the whole economy …

NASA Just Opened Up Access To 2.95 Million Images Of Earth

Here are some of the most striking ones.<p>For the past 16 years, a Japanese-built instrument aboard a NASA research satellite has been quietly gathering data about Earth's changing surface.<p>Those changes include everything from volcanic eruptions and massive wildfires to the worst North Korean drought …

New South Wales

Why Oil Prices Will Rise and You Will Be Caught By Surprise

I follow oil pretty closely given our exposure. As such, I get frustrated with many press and news show accounts of the commodity. It gets worse when …

The best quick and easy Windows 10 tweaks

Windows 10 tweaks<p>For anyone who is new to Windows 10, you might be happy with the way things are working, and won't want to change a thing. And we …

Google Chrome

Inside Microsoft's HoloLens

When I tried Microsoft’s HoloLens headset last year, security guards lined the walls of a hotel, and I had to stash all my belongings in a locker before I even set foot near it. Microsoft was petrified someone would take a photo of the device and deconstruct it to help rival companies catch up. …

Pick up this ridiculously useful desk gadget for $8 — and more of today's best deals from around the web

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in …

FBI Spy Planes Are Using Augmented Reality To Watch America

A startling find by BuzzFeed<p>America’s sky is a public resource, and full of vital information. To make sure airplanes don’t collide into one another, they broadcast their locations, which are then tracked publicly online, in places like Flightradar24. From mid-August to the end December last year,</i> …

Augmented Reality

Charles Barkley Comments on Moving 2017 NBA All-Star Game out of Charlotte

Link to Media<p>NBA Hall of Famer and Turner Sports basketball analyst Charles Barkley said in an interview with CNN's Fredricka Whitfield that the NBA should pull the 2017 All-Star Game out of North Carolina in the wake of the state's new law that requires transgender people to use public restrooms …

Charles Barkley

This Is How Long Sex Usually Lasts

We're not saying you've peeked through the blinds to see your neighbors doing the deed, but chances are you've wondered how your stamina stacks up …

Nintendo NX: What we know about the specs, price and release date of the next Nintendo game console

Here's everything we know about when the NX will be unveiled, what it will look like, and how the legendary gaming company will try make us say "wow."<p><i>Editor's note: On October 20, 2016, Nintendo announced the Switch, formerly codenamed the Nintendo NX. The Switch, slated for release in March 2017,</i> …

Retrogaming

Game Boy mod plays nearly any classic Nintendo game

It's trivial to play vintage Nintendo games if you're not picky about what devices you use. But what if you miss the look and feel of the original Game Boy? Wermy has an answer: build a Game Boy that does it all. His Game Boy Zero modification uses a Raspberry Pi Zero, a modified game cartridge and …

DIY: How to Tile a Bathroom Floor

After buying a fixer-upper 17 months ago, gutting it, building a 2-story addition, taking the old roof off and replacing it with a new one -- as well as raising the chimney -- I can comfortably say that laying new floor tile is within the scope of some DIYers.<p>There are a few prerequisites for a …

Web Browser Vivaldi Launches In A Major Challenge To Firefox And Google Chrome

As Chrome and Firefox strip down features to make their web browsers even easier more new customers to use, a new challenger led by an industry veteran wants to do the opposite.<p>The new challenger in the ring is called Vivaldi, and its 1.0 version released on Wednesday with the promise of faster …

Software

Common’s Super-Healthy Diet Makes Us Feel Like Gluttonous Swine

The rapper loves nutritional yeast on popcorn, green juice—but also knows where the best fries in New York are.<p>In the early ’90s, at the height of the East Coast/West Coast hip-hop feud, Common rose above the fray with a socially conscious message. Decades later, the Grammy- and Oscar-winning …

Food

Microsoft's Surface Phones Could Be Pushed Back to 2017

Microsoft’s oft-rumored launch of a flagship Surface phone has reportedly been delayed until early 2017.<p>The phone, however, could now come in three …

The $1-trillion short underlying U.S. stocks’ spring awakening

Skepticism is one thing this rally hasn't lacked.<p>Amid its biggest about-face in nine decades, a funny thing has happened in the U.S. stock market, where rather than loosen their grip bears have grown ever-more impassioned. They've sent short interest to an eight-year high and above $1-trillion, by …

This $126,000 Buick reveals the next big trend in classic cars

The next big thing? The '80s.<p>Kids from that era are now adults entering the car market, Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of the Barrett-Jackson auction house, told Business Insider.<p>And now that they've got money to spend, they are forgoing the traditional limits of the classic car world, preferring …

Classic Cars