Ted Martin

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Imaginative Man Builds a Video Game Inspired Folding Shed Door That Opens Geometrically

Warwick Turvey, a very handy logistics professional who lives in Mackay, Queensland, Australia built a really wonderful shed door that folds open and …

Web Hosting

This robot maintains tender, unnerving eye contact

Humans already find it unnerving enough when extremely alien-looking robots are kicked and interfered with, so one can only imagine how much worse it will be when they make unbroken eye contact and mirror your expressions while you heap abuse on them. This is the future we have selected.<p>The …

Robotics

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: 60 vulnerabilities resolved including two active exploits

A total of 19 vulnerabilities are deemed critical, including two zero-day flaws being actively used in the wild.<p>Microsoft's Windows Patch Tuesday …

Information Security

Freezing Your Code — The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python

Freezing Your Code¶<p>“Freezing” your code is creating a single-file executable file to distribute to end-users, that contains all of your application …

Python Programming

Parrot tells firefighter to 'f*ck off' during rescue attempt

This bird was not in the mood to be saved.<p>Jessie, a bright yellow and turquoise Macaw parrot, escaped her home in Edmonton, UK over the weekend and …

London Fire Brigade

iOS Users: Don't Forget to Grab the 'Obscura 2' Camera App for Free

<b>iOS:</b> The words “Apple” and “free” are a bit like oil and water—just ask anyone who works at the company and doesn’t get to partake in the Silicon …

Apple Store

Hyperloop at 5: Sci-fi transport quickly becoming more sci than fi

Hyperloop has been with us for half a decade now, but it's still hard to separate the hype from the reality.<p>In the five years since Elon Musk published his open-source concept for a supersonic floating tube-train, some very real progress has been made. But promises have also been broken, and the …

High-speed Rail

Canadian troops come to fight B.C. fires as some ask what took so long

Firefighters from around the world are battling wildfires across B.C., with more help on the way from the Canadian Forces.<p>But there are concerns the …

Forests

Turkey is boycotting iPhones, but it hurts Turkey more than Apple

Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan announced today that the country would boycott all electronics from the United States after President Donald Trump …

Interest Rates

BARR-C Aims to Make Us Better Programmers

<i>“I’d spell ‘creat’ with an e.” – Ken Thompson, when asked what he’d change about Unix.</i>Look up “panacea” and you’ll find a bunch of C programming …

Compilers

Flip your fridge, washing machine or dryer door for easier access

In small spaces, how your fridge, washing machine or dryer door opens can either mean easy access or aggravation.<p>Luckily, many large appliances are made so that the door can be opened from either side. The switching is simple, and all you need is a screwdriver or a No. 2 square bit driver.<p>Does your …

Washing Machines

Westminster car crash: Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences

<b>A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament.</b><p>The vehicle swerved into cyclists and pedestrians shortly after 07:30 BST, injuring three people.<p>The 29-year-old suspect is not believed to be known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police, …

Extremism

Contractor confident Ottawa LRT construction will finish on time

The City of Ottawa's contractor is confident the new LRT system will be ready on time, but there is still a lot of work to do, according to the …

Canada

Trump can't reach NAFTA deal without Canada: Quebec chief negotiator

The Trump administration doesn't have the legal authority to sideswipe Canada and sign a bilateral trade deal with Mexico, Quebec's chief NAFTA …

Canada

Microsoft stands up Azure Stack for government as JEDI contract looms

Microsoft announced today that it’s released Azure Stack for Azure Government at a time when it’s battling rivals at Amazon and other cloud companies for the massive winner-take-all $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract known as JEDI.<p>Azure Stack provides customers with a similar set of cloud services …

Customers

Lenovo made a super thin laptop for people who travel for work

With a 4K HD display<p>Lenovo made a new business laptop that’s thinner and nearly as light as a MacBook Air, meant for people working on the go. It also made a meatier desktop replacement that will definitely challenge people’s biceps as they work out of hotels and airports.<p>The ThinkPad P1 is slimmer …

MacBook Air

With Pentagon cloud contract in the balance, Microsoft’s hybrid-cloud product, Azure Stack, now certified for government use

As the federal government reviews submissions from cloud computing companies for the $10 billion Department of Defense cloud contract, Microsoft …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Decorators in Python: What you need to know

Python decorators are a powerful concept that allow you to “wrap” a function with another function.<p>The idea of a decorator is to abstract away …

Python Programming

Smoke from hundreds of wildfires darkens skies over B.C.

<i>For the latest evacuation alerts and orders, visit Emergency Info BC.<br>For the latest road closures and conditions, visit DriveBC.</i><p>Hundreds of wildfires …

Wildfires

Michael Dell gambled billions and saved his company — but can he do it again?

How Michael Dell played the game and saved his company from the brink<p>The first reports broke over five years ago: Michael Dell was planning to take his eponymous technology company off the public market.<p>The news came after a particularly bad year for Dell. Revenue in 2012 was down 7 percent year …

Michael Dell

Liberal government has no plans to bring back long-gun registry, Trudeau says

The Liberal government has no plans to resurrect the controversial long-gun registry, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted Monday as Canadians struggled to come to terms with a deadly shooting last week that killed four people, including two police officers.<p>Trudeau, who spent the day visiting …

Canada

Take a look inside the Furby's leaked source code

The source code to the original Furby has leaked. If you were a parent in the 1990’s annoyed by its incessant chirping (or indeed, if you were a kid doing the annoying), now’s your chance to dive into its internals and see how it works.<p>The Furby’s source code is written in 6502 assembly. That said, …

NES

The SuitX exoskeleton gave me crazy strength

I feel superhuman.<p>I just lifted a 50 pound box like it weighed almost nothing -- no gym time required. I'm wearing an exoskeleton by SuitX that's supporting my back, using a clever system of springs and clutches to give me a boost.<p>Industrial exoskeletons, or exosuits, are designed to enhance your …

Exoskeletons

Announcing Azure Stack for Azure Government customers to enable IT modernization and tactical edge scenarios

<i>This post was contributed by Natalia Mackevicius, Program Director, Azure Stack at Microsoft.</i><p>Today, we’re announcing that Microsoft Azure Stack is …

Canadian Little Leaguer not able to join team at World Series due to immigration issue

As the other young baseball players from Whalley, B.C., ran to each other on the diamond to celebrate their national Little League championship …

World Series

Second Referendum Or End Of the Tory Party

The cold hard reality of what could happen to us is becoming clear<p>SEBASTIEN COURDJI via Getty Images<p>The Brexiteers would have us believe that the …

Great Britain

Explaining blockchain basics

Following my studies of blockchain, I've focused to have a deeper understanding of what is a blockchain and how it works. Of course a lot of you may …

Blockchain

General Magic—how tech superfriends assembled, dreamt up smartphones, and failed

New film chronicles an overlooked tech company with a landmark idea and lessons to share.<p>The story of General Magic, which is chronicled in a new …

Silicon Valley

Hands on with Windows 10 build 17733

Build 17735 is out for Insiders, so let's go hands on with all the latest changes found in the recent builds!We're back with another exciting Windows …

Windows 10