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What’s Inside a $5,000 Scientology E-Meter?

A Swiss maker disassembled a central tool of Scientology, the E-Meter, and finds a remarkably sophisticated and over-engineered device.<p>Scientology, a religion founded by the science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard in 1952, is renowned for its veil of secrecy. The religion has its roots in Hubbard’s …

Church of Scientology

Building a serverless contact form with AWS Lambda and AWS SES

What if I told you it can be done with zero dependencies? Hope you’re up for a challenge because that’s exactly what we’ll be doing.<p>This tutorial …

Cloud Computing

Here's why a Bugatti Veyron oil change costs $21,000

Approximately 99.99 percent of the human population will be aghast at the notion that a car's service could cost upward of $20,000, but if you need to change the oil on your Bugatti, your options are limited. Here's why it costs that much.<p>Royalty Exotic Cars, a company that specializes in renting …

Sports Cars

The Top 6 DevOps Tools to Know in 2018

DevOps is more than a buzzword; it’s a culture in which the lines between the traditional roles of software development and operations …

DevOps

Magic Leap's disappointing demo could be a death knell for AR

<b>ROSE-TINTED GLASSES.</b> $2.3 billion<i>.</i> That’s how much Magic Leap had raised by March of this year. That’s a lot of pocket change for the Florida-based …

Augmented Reality

If You're Criticizing Elon Musk for Trying to Save Kids With a Mini Submarine, It's Time to Take a Long, Hard Look at Your Life

You don't have to like Elon Musk. But jumping all over him for trying this is just crazy.<p>This is about Elon Musk and his mini submarine in Thailand.<p>He's taking a lot of flak and ridicule now for his team's somewhat ostentatious effort to build and personally deliver it to the scene of the Tham …

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The best AV receiver

<i>By Chris Heinonen</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After over 50 hours testing eight new receivers hands-on, we're …

Audiophile

Top 10 Best Ruby Projects on Github

Ruby is a general-purpose language that is still popular and in high demand in the marketplace, as it’s more commonly used in Rails applications. …

Top 10

PacVim - A Game That Teaches You Vim Commands

Although Vim (short for <b>VI Improved</b>) is a popular text editor on Linux systems, people still find it hard to learn, it has a steep learning curve …

Linux

We Just Got More Evidence Open Plan Offices Suck, According to Science

What do we want? Walls!<p>For the first time, scientists have measured what actually happens with face-to-face interactions when employees start to work …

The Workplace

What Is A Blockchain Operating System?

Blockchain, as more and more people are finding out, is a ledger system for keeping records. More specifically, blockchain is an open (i.e. public, not held inside one company, unless it’s a private blockchain) distributed (it exists on many computers) immutable (it can not be altered, in …

Blockchain

The difference between Linux hard and soft links

Jack Wallen explains the difference between Linux symbolic and regular links in terms that anyone can understand.<p>Your data center might well be …

Linux

Face recognition with OpenCV, Python, and deep learning

In today’s blog post you are going to learn how to perform <b>face recognition</b> in both images and video streams using:• OpenCV<br>• Python<br>• Deep learning<br>As we’ll …

Deep Learning

Here’s how Elon Musk might use rocket thrusters on the new Tesla Roadster

It may not be exactly street legal<p>Last week, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced bold plans to combine the technologies of his two biggest companies by placing rocket thrusters on future specialized models of Tesla’s Roadster. The thrusters won’t actually combust, according to Musk; instead, …

Tesla

Nemo, Titan and Mito: three new 4K underwater drones for filmmakers

Nemo, Titan and and Navatics Mito are the names of three new underwater drones recently funded on Kickstarter. All promise better options for filming …

How to build a starship — and why we should start thinking about it now

• <b>With nuclear fusion and nanotechnology advancing at the pace they are, it's possible that we might not be that far away from constructing small, interstellar space probes.</b>• <b><br>If we ever found evidence suggesting life exists on a planet orbiting a nearby star, we'd need to go there for definitive proof</b> …

Elon Musk says Tesla next-gen Roadster’s ‘SpaceX package’ will include rocket thrusters

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that the automaker’s next-gen Roadster will have a ‘SpaceX package’, which will include “~10 small rocket thrusters.”<p>While it sounds like a joke, Musk has made other comments hinting at the plan actually being real.<p>Musk has been known to say crazy things on Twitter that …

SpaceX wants to build this futuristic campus in Florida to support an astonishing number of rocket launches

NASA has published a plan submitted by SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, to dramatically expand its presence at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.<p>The agency published a draft environmental review for a proposed SpaceX Operations Area on a 67-acre patch of land about one …

Stripe is building a Ruby typechecker

The last couple years have brought a number of great typecheckers to JavaScript: Facebook’s Flow and Microsoft’s TypeScript have both been hugely …

The US again has the world's most powerful supercomputer

The Department of Energy pulled back the curtain on the world's most powerful supercomputer Friday. When Summit is operating at max capacity, it can run at 200 petaflops -- that's 200 quadrillion calculations per second. That smokes the previous record holder, China's Sunway TaihuLight (which has a …

Artificial Intelligence

Andrew Ng Is Probably Teaching More Students Than Anyone Else on the Planet. (Without a University Involved.)

One selling point of MOOCs (massive online open courses) has been that students can access courses from the world’s most famous universities. The …

GitHub Is Microsoft’s $7.5 Billion Undo Button

Oh, GitHub, we knew ye … pretty well, actually, over the past decade. At least programmers did. To us you’ve been comically unavoidable, from your …

Tesla Roadster to offer 'crazy' SpaceX option package, Elon Musk says

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the electric car maker’s future $200,000 Roadster will offer an option package inspired by another one of his ventures: rocket manufacturer SpaceX.<p>During Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting Tuesday, Musk told attendees that Roadster specifications previously revealed by …

How Long Do Tardigrades Live?

Tardigrades are probably the most paradoxical animals on the planet. On the one hand, these microscopic organisms are impossibly cute, seeming like …

Biology

GitHub gives us a glimpse into the collaborative future of work

Today, 10 years after its public launch, GitHub sits at the center of all developer workflows. But reflecting on this first decade in business, it’s not unrealistic to think that it’ll be at the center of <i>all</i> workflows in the years to come. In fact, because of GitHub’s roots in the developer …

A Gorgeous Guide to the First Wave of Personal Computers

Stare at these animated gifs and marvel at the computers that got us where we are today.<p>Photographer James Ball (aka Docubyte) knows what a computer is. He’s spent part of career lovingly photographing the machines of yesteryear, from the giant mainframes of the ‘50s and ‘60s to the first wave of …

How to set-up a powerful API with Nodejs, GraphQL, MongoDB, Hapi, and Swagger

Separating your frontend and backend has many advantages:<p>The biggest reason why reusable APIs are popular — <b>APIs allow you to consume data from a web</b> …

Bosch jet thruster blasts your motorcycle out of a skid

Modern motorcycles have gained safety features like antilock brakes and even (experimental) self-balancing, but riders still highly exposed in crashes. Bosch is trying to stop accidents in the first place in a crazy new way: using jet thrusters. Let's say you've leaned into a steep curve, hit a …

Useful Linux Command Line Bash Shortcuts You Should Know

In this article, we will share a number of Bash command-line shortcuts useful for any Linux user. These shortcuts allow you to easily and in a fast …

Republic Wireless’ Relay LTE walkie-talkie for kids is now available

A cell phone for kids that can only talk to one person<p>Republic Wireless is finally launching Relay, its LTE and Wi-Fi-equipped walkie-talkie for kids that’s meant to offer a cell phone alternative for parents who want the ability to keep in touch with their kids, without the dangers of a …

Walkie-talkies