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18th-Century Automata Lives On in Jaquet Droz’s Signing Machine [Video]

The customizable mechanical device can sign signatures and write messages in any language.<p>The Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz specializes in what it …

Robotics

Overwatch League signs its first female player

It's official: Overwatch League has its first female player. The Shanghai Dragons have signed Kim "Geguri" Se-yeon as part of a four-player addition. The South Korean teen rose to prominence thanks to her reputation for playing Zarya (one of <i>Overwatch</i>'s "tank" characters) so well that she was …

The 'father of the iPod' has designed a new kind of mechanical watch

Ressence's new watch has combined the latest tech with a mechanical watch movement to enable the user to set it by simply tapping the glass, according to wristwatch website Hodinkee.<p>Its latest concept watch, the Type 2 e-Crown, was in part designed by ex-Apply designer Tony Fadell and connects …

Jaeger LeCoultre

New panorama sunroof airbag keeps you in the car and protects your head

Airbags inside cars are designed to protect your head, neck, and chest in the event of a smash. More recent designs offer additional protection for …

Hyundai

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

‘The Comic Book Story of Video Games’ features video game history

<b>Grade: 3.5/5.0</b><p>From the occasional “Angry Birds” indulger to the professional “League of Legends” player, the population en masse — regardless of age, …

Meet The Senior Gamers Who Take On Kids Globally In Counter-Strike

From Stockholm, Sweden, a group of gamers has begun to get attention for breaking the typical gamer demographic. The Silver Snipers are all 60 years …

HDMI 2.1 is here with 10K and Dynamic HDR support

Back in January, the HDMI Forum unveiled its new specifications for the HDMI connector, called HDMI 2.1. Now, that HDMI specification is available to all vendors who have already adopted HDMI 2.0. It's backwards compatible with all previous HDMI specifications.<p>The focus of HDMI 2.1 is on higher …

HP quietly installs system-slowing spyware on its PCs

Lenovo has only just settled a massive $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on laptops without users' consent, and now it seems HP is getting in on the stealth installation action, too. According to numerous reports gathered by <i>Computer World,</i> the brand is deploying a telemetry client on …

Flamboyant and Poetic Photos of Nature

The photographer Vitor Schietti is not a magician, but he is very patient. Thanks to light painting, a photographic shooting technique that consists …

Fstoppers Original Articles

The Internet can take you to places that you might never get to see in person such as the famed astronomical clock in Prague’s Old Town Square or the …

iA Writer's new duospaced font is great for drafts, and it's free

If, like me, you write a whole lot on your computer – be that letters, articles, blog posts, prose, or poetry – you’ll know that it’s important to use a good text editor that helps you word good. Finding a legible font to go with it doesn’t hurt, either.<p>To that end, it’s worth trying the new …

Retrogaming

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Japan — Four engineers hunched before a bank of monitors, one holding what looked like a game controller. They had spent a month training for what they were about to do: pilot a small robot into the contaminated heart of the ruined Fukushima nuclear …

Nuclear Energy

Quick Guide to the Rule of Thirds for Artists and Photographers

Most creatives, from painters to photographers, will have come across the Rule of Thirds at some point. Anyone who deals in producing visually appealing work will have had this golden guideline pushed on them in order to achieve a balanced composition. But what is the Rule of Thirds? And where does …

Twitter games are the best use of the new 280 character limit

Some genius Twitter users are already using the expanded 280 character limit on Twitter in the best way: by playing games using emoji.<p>Bryan Menegus of <i>Gizmodo</i> and Jack Crosbie played what might be one of the first full games of chess entirely on Twitter (Menegus won with a checkmate). The grid and …

Coffee Meets Bagel dating app introduces ephemeral video to foster authenticity

Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating app that serves up a small number of targeted matches each day, has today introduced a new video feature to help users connect right on the app.<p>“We learned that people don’t really feel a connection to each other until they meet, which makes any dating app feel like a …

Apps

This Guy Creates Movies Like Stanley Kubrick In Grand Theft Auto 5

My Personal Favourite movie is 2001: A Space Oddessy. Not because everyone says it’s the greatest movie but it was the movie that was WAY ahead of …

This Dungeons and Dragons campaign has been running for 35 years

Robert Wardhaugh of London Ontario was 14 when he started a game of Dungeons and Dragons. Thirty five years later, he's dungeonmastering the same …

Board Games

Microsoft’s Windows 10 breaches privacy law, says Dutch DPA

The Dutch data protection authority has concluded that Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system breaches local privacy law on account of its collection of telemetry metadata. The OS has been available since the end of July 2015.<p>Personal data being harvested by default by Microsoft can include the …

Privacy

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 2 review: Dalek-shaped delight

A 360-degree speaker that’s determined to exterminate boredom in your home<p>Look, there are some things that will happen with this review that are outside of my control. Firstly, if you’ve ever seen an episode of <i>Doctor Who</i>, or if one has even aired somewhere in your vicinity, you’ll exclaim that this …

Audiophile

EU paid for a report that concluded piracy isn’t harmful — and tried to hide the findings

Back in 2014, the European Commission paid the Dutch consulting firm Ecorys 360,000 euros (about $428,000) to research the effect piracy had on sales of copyrighted content. The final report was finished in May 2015, but for some reason it was never published– according to Julia Reda’s blog, the …

Natural Cycles says contraceptive app is more effective than the pill

Contraceptive app Natural Cycles is more effective than the pill, according to the latest and largest study into the app's efficacy. After testing 22,785 women throughout 224,563 menstrual cycles, the startup found the app provided 99 percent contraceptive effectiveness if used perfectly. If used …

Panasonic's roving mini fridge serves you sake where you sit

Panasonic wants to reimagine your smart home with a remote-control compact sake fridge.<p>We've seen some seriously awesome stuff at Europe's largest tech conference. But Panasonic's roving mini fridge/sake server might be the coolest yet.<p>According to Panasonic, this device is linked to a database …

Smart Homes

11 Things You Didn't Know About Birkins

It's been proven that a Birkin is a better investment than shares of the stock market.<p>While you may already know that the Hermès Birkin bag was named after the French style icon Jane Birkin, and that waiting lists to buy the pricy purses can be years long, there is much more to these handbags than …

Here's the first look at the 'Papers, Please' short film

In 2013, independent game developer Lucas Pope released an indie game called <i>Papers, Please</i>. Set in the 1980s, the game features an immigration inspector based in a communist country who's tasked with sorting through entry documents of those looking to immigrate to the country. As you try to decide …

Indie Gaming

Neill Blomkamp's newest experimental film is up on Steam and it's creepy as hell

Three alien invasion films from Oats Studio and <i>District 9</i> director are now on Steam and YouTube — and they’re looking incredibly creepy.<p>Of the three films, the latest, “Zygote,” is by far the most unsettling, featuring a titular creature that will make your skin crawl, and some pretty amazing …

'Mad World' is a Stunning Post-Apocalyptic MMORPG that's Built in HTML5 and Totally Cross-Platform

For several years now, HTML5 has been heralded as this savior of game development that would allow us to all play amazing games cross platform in our …

Gaming

‘Overwatch’ Fan Art: D.Va, Tracer and 13 other characters reimagined in 1950s retro style

<i>Overwatch</i> fan art is everywhere, with no shortage of street-style <i>Overwatch</i> to drool over. There’s the adorable fan-fueled ‘ship between Lucio and …

Overwatch

Snorlax slippers let you stomp, snooze and snore in style

Relax after a hard day of Pokémon battles in a set of Snorlax slippers resembling the coziest and cuddliest monster of all.<p>These Snorlax slippers …