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Here’s Why Candy Fans Are Suddenly Running Out and Hoarding Necco Wafers

Hey, Necco wafers fans, can we get a show of hands? We know you're out there somewhere.<p>Welp, we have some sad news for you: The Necco candy company …

Wall Street

Incredible Optical Illusions Performed by Kevin Parry

Portland, Oregon stop-motion animator Kevin Parry of LAIKA (<i>The Boxtrolls</i>, <i>Kubo and the Two Strings</i>) released two videos (1 and 2) featuring some of …

Cosmology

Mysterious Mac Malware Has Infected Victims for Years

The mystery of a Mac malware called “FruitFly.”<p>A mysterious piece of malware has been infecting hundreds of Mac computers for years—and no one noticed until a few months ago.<p>Earlier this year, an ex-NSA hacker started looking into a piece of malware he described to me as "unique" and "intriguing." …

Anti-Virus Software

If you’re not a white male, artificial intelligence’s use in healthcare could be dangerous

Healthcare inequalities are systemic and closely intertwined with social inequalities. In the US, black men and women can be expected to live a decade less than their white counterparts, and are also much more likely to die from heart disease, various types of cancer, and stroke. Rates of diabetes …

15+ Artists Whose Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Will Make You Look Twice

Art has the ability to amaze and inspire, and few artworks do this better than those that fool the eye. These types of art—aptly referred to as illusion art—easily trick the viewer into believing what they think they see. For instance, seeing what you believe to be a 3D object when it's actually a …

Digital Art

New barbecue sauce, rub and marinade recipes for the home pitmaster

Barbecue may be our one true American food and a reminder of the power of patient smoke, with no need to fan the flames of raging fire. Whatever the focus, whether wild or farmed, from land or sea, low and slow barbecue can render our toughest to tenderness.<p>In the middle of barbecue season and with …

BBQ

How to Write a Proper Thank-You Note

A few months back a friend volunteered to dog-sit for me while I was out of town. When I arrived home, I thanked her for her service and handed her …

Former CIA Director Brennan testifying before House Russia investigators

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former CIA Director John Brennan is set to testify before House Russia investigators next Tuesday as the question of Moscow's possible coordination with the campaign of President Donald Trump continues to engulf the Capitol.<p>Brennan will testify before the House intelligence …

Donald Trump

How to Address Problems Directly Without Being a Jerk

Five tips to confronting problems, not people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world of entrepreneurship has no room for passive aggression or beating around the bush. As a business owner, you’ll save time, money and a whole lot of stress by being direct with other …

Entrepreneurship

Apple’s new BeatsX headphones are a better buy than AirPods — here’s why

The Beats Solo 3 Wireless are perfectly solid, but cost a hefty $300.<p>The Powerbeats 3 Wireless are strictly aimed at the gym.<p>And the fully wireless AirPods, the "cultural phenomenon" Apple most wants you to buy, feel like a dry run for a still-distant future.<p>The BeatsX, the latest wireless …

Consumer Tech

The USDA Updated Its Definition of “Organic”

Words like “organic” and even “free-range” are more marketing language than anything else, but now the Department of Agriculture has changed that a …

The BBC Halloween Hoax That Traumatized Viewers

After more than 20,000 phone calls, one induced labor, and thousands of angry letters, the UK's Broadcasting Standards Council convened for a …

Fi Station Wants To Be Your Pro, Music Recording Editing System

We saw the Fi Station a while back and I really wasn't sure how to write about it. To be honest, I'm still not sure, but the fact it has the longest …

Turn your headphones wireless with these 5 Bluetooth adapters | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Electronics company Jumbl’s eponymous Jumbl headphone adapter features a rugged design meant to withstand accidental drops, kicks, and stumbles. And …

Common Misconceptions About the Mastering Process

A very big part of my job as a mastering engineer is educating clients before, after, and during their project.<p>Prior to mastering, this involves …

10 ways to make your mixes sound good on smaller speakers

<b>With the explosion of portable devices in the last decade or so, music has never been so accessible, with gadgets such as mobile phones, tablets and</b> …

YellowNoise Audio DrumExtract Separates Drums From a Mix

September 2016–DrumExtract is a new innovative tool that allows to extract and separate percussive content (e.g. drums) from an audio mix. Based on …

Review: Vir2 Aeris Hybrid Choir Designer

I must admit, I was intrigued when I discovered I’d be doing a review on Aeris Choir Designer. As the stage and studio keyboardist for Mark Wood, I …

California

TASCAM Introduces MiNiSTUDIO Personal Audio Interfaces

Recording<p>Sponsored by<br>PreSonus<p>Two new interfaces provide recording up to 24-bit, 96 kHz resolution and include free control software for Mac, Windows, …

The chapter that made us fall in love with… Ginny Weasley

© JKR/Pottermore Ltd. ™ Warner Bros.<p>Ginny had an immensely strong spirit across the Harry Potter books, so strong in fact that Harry Potter himself …

Books

Researchers Discover a New Type of Fire Called "Blue Whirl"

Scientists at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering say they’ve discovered a new type of fire whirl that could make …

An absolute beginner’s guide to machine learning, deep learning, and AI

Meet Samantha. She’s your friendly assistant from 2025. She sorts your mail, sets up your meetings, and orders groceries. She paints and writes …

Machine Learning

ESP8266 or MKR1000?

If you are a regular Hackaday reader, you’ve probably seen plenty of ESP8266 projects. After all, the inexpensive device is a workhorse for putting a …

Arduino

A Fascinating 1938 Short Film That Shows How Dramatic Sound Effects Were Made for Serial Radio Shows

The 1938 Jam Handy short film “Back of the Mike” demonstrates, in detail, how dramatic sound effects were made for radio serials using specific …

Television (India)

roll-js

Roll-js is a tiny javascript library for easy tracking of roll, scroll, positions, etcCreated by William NganDownload <br>Home <br>ExampleThe post roll-js …

JavaScript

Maybe Better If You Don’t Read This Story on Public WiFi

We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where everyone else was born, what schools they attended, and the last five things they …

NASA Provides Free PDF of Their 1970s Design Manual

It's been a big year for a design manual from the mid-1970s.<p>The manual, created for NASA by New York studio Danne & Blackburn in 1974, provided a …

Mixtape Monday: Erykah Badu x Tony Slowmo, Prefuse 73, House Shoes + More!

<i>Photo by Mel D. Cole for Okayplayer</i><b>Erykah Badu</b> is having a moment right now, what with her brilliant new cover of “Hotline Bling” and news that a …

Erykah Badu