Friday Morning Report

By Craig Cmehil | a different view before the weekend

Awesome List of Emulators Written in JavaScript

A list of emulators written in the JavaScript programming language.<p>If you know about any emulators not on this list, please let me know in the …

Game Boy Advance

7 Amazing 'Superpowers' That Humans Can Develop To Deal With Extreme Conditions

Compared to most other animals, the average human seems fairly weak. We live in climate-controlled bubbles and eat food that we purchase in stores. …

Immune System

AI Can Predict How Much Longer You Have Left To Live

Artificial intelligence is able to make a pretty accurate guess at how much longer you've got to live, as shown by a new study published in the …

Missed the WWDC 2017 Keynote? Here Are Apple’s 9 Biggest Announcements

• Author: Arielle Pardes. Arielle Pardes Gear<br>• Date of Publication: 06.05.17. 06.05.17<br>• Time of Publication: 5:07 pm. 5:07 pm<p>Everything Apple Announced …

Apple

LEGO Macintosh classic with Wi-Fi and e‑paper display running docker

<i>tl;dr: I built a Wi-Fi enabled LEGO Macintosh Classic running Docker on a Raspberry Pi Zero with an e‑paper display. Docker deployments via resin.io.</i> …

Six Ancient Legends That Are Based On Real Events

Humans above all else are storytellers, and myths and legends ignite our imaginations.<p>The <i>Lord of the Rings</i>, a well-known contemporary fable, tells of …

Uncovering the magic: How serverless platforms really work!

Working with a serverless platform like OpenWhisk almost feels like practicing black magic. You insert code and it just executes that code as often …

Nicola Sturgeon just announced a second Scottish independence referendum

Scotland will hold a second referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, the country's First Minister has announced.<p>Nicola Sturgeon made the …

Thousands could live in space colonies orbiting the Earth in just 20 years, expert claims

Thousands of people could be living in floating space colonies orbiting the Earth in 20 years’ time, according to the head of a project by the …

Smartwatches

A Quick Guide to Cutting the Cable Cord

Tired of that dusty cable box? Swap it for a sleek device and streaming app by reading this guide!<p>Switching from traditional cable TV service to an internet-based option has become easier than ever. With three major TV-streaming services and countless compatible devices currently on the market, we …

Google and Levi’s Project Jacquard jacket has restored my faith in wearables

Technology you wear on your sleeve — literally<p>Wearable technology once promised to take us away from our phones and to improve our lives in subtle but powerful ways. The reality, however, has been a bit less exciting. More often than not, devices have been hampered by clunky design and bad taste, …

Wearable Tech

‘Enough to carry living passengers across interstellar or even intergalactic distances’

Nick Whighamnews.com.au@NWWHIGHAM<p><b>HARVARD researchers have proposed a theory about the possibility of mysterious celestial phenomena known as fast</b> …

11 ridiculous future predictions from the 1900 world's fair — and 3 that came true.

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Zero Projects That Make Use of Its Small Stature

The Raspberry Pi has long been the hobbyist choice for DIY electronics projects. The Raspberry Pi Zero, which is about the size of a stick of gum, …

Raspberry Pi

How to track your sleep using Apple Watch or iPhone with these third-party apps

Sleep tracking has been one the most oft-requested features for Apple Watch, but Apple itself has yet to implement a solution. That hasn’t stopped developers from creating their own watchOS apps for doing it, though.<p>One of the more popular apps for sleep tracking with Apple Watch is called …

Alexa Voice Service now works on connected devices in UK and Germany

Since first being unbundled back in 2015 in the U.S., Alexa Voice Service — the voice-response software that powers the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot — has been one of Amazon’s chief tools to spread its services to a range of connected devices. Now Amazon is taking its strategy international. Today it …

Amazon

Japan goes fishing for space junk but 700-metre 'tether' fails

Mission to clear up Earth’s orbit ends after device created with a fishing net company fails to deploy<p>An experimental Japanese mission to clear space junk from the Earth’s orbit has ended in failure, officials said on Monday, in an embarrassment for Tokyo.<p>More than 100m pieces of rubbish are …

Earth

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

Quantum Mechanics

Twelve South MagicBridge

Organizer for your wireless keyboard and magic trackpad.

Apple

Missing Continent Was Destroyed By India And Madagascar's Tug-Of-War

Continents have disappeared throughout Earth’s history at a rather surprising pace.<p>Around 40 million years ago, the formation of the Himalayas forced …

Microsoft launches program to take on Chromebooks in schools

In an effort to stem the academic migration to simpler, cheaper Chromebooks, Microsoft has launched the Intune for Education program. Based on the company's corporate Intune service, it helps educators manage and set up student Windows 10 PCs and apps. As part of the initiative, the software giant …

A Long-Lost Dark Age Kingdom Has Been Rediscovered In Scotland

Once upon a time in Britain, shortly after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, barbarians swept the lands and chaos reigned. Kingdoms quickly rose …

The Internet Of Things Could Finally Get The Common Language It Needs

In the home and beyond, it’s more important than ever that gadgets get standard ways to talk to each other. And there are signs of progress.<p>Smart home gadgets were everywhere at the CES trade show in January, from useful iterations on connected light bulbs and door locks to odder endeavors such as …

Internet of Things

Here's How Scientists Invented Real-Life Sonic Screwdrivers

When it comes to science, harnessing energy is arguably what humanity does best. We often focus on the rather remarkable way we can redirect light, …

Here's A List Of Every Upcoming Space Mission For The Next Twenty Years - And Some Of Them Are Unbelievably Awesome

It seems like almost every week there's a new exciting space mission announced, from fanciful journeys to Mars to serious scientific expeditions.<p>But …

Space Exploration

Amazon Alexa Smartphone In The Works? Company Seeks FCC Approval For Mobile Bands Based Technology | International Business Times

An Amazon application to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) emerged Saturday. The original application, which was first revealed in a …

Amazon Alexa

Israel builds world’s tallest solar thermal tower in Negev Desert

Rising from the desert landscape what will be the world’s tallest solar thermal tower.<p>It is still under construction 250 meters high in the Negev Desert.<p>The project is made up of three plots, with a fourth planned for the future, each with a different solar technology. The centerpiece is the solar …

20 Vintage Life Hacks from 100 Years Ago AND THEY WORK

Back in the 1900s, cigarette manufactures used to insert stiffening cards into their paper cigarette packs to add strength and help them last …