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Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Der Commodore C64 wird 35

Im Januar 1982 wurde der Commodore C64 auf der CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas vorgestellt. Bis zu seinem Marktstart dauerte es noch …

Anti-fascist film from 1947: 'Don't Be a Sucker'

"Don't Be a Sucker" is as timely now as it was back in 1947:<p>Don't Be a Sucker! is a short educational film produced by the U.S. War Department in …

German History

This AI generates pretty good looking anime characters based on your input

Sketching up anime characters could be quite an intricate process – especially for amateurs. But thanks to cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence, soon there might be AI-powered assistants that can help you doodle your own anime renders.<p>Researchers from Fudan University, Carnegie Mellon …

Anime

Street Artist's Facebook Page Shut Down as "Hate Speech" After Zuckerberg Stunt

"F*ck Zuck 2020" posters, the symbol after the "F" being a middle finger, were hung in various California cities.<p>The work of a conservative street …

Mark Zuckerberg

Schleswig-Holstein trollt Reichsbürger mit Verwahrgebühr

"Das ist ein Angriff auf die Schweizer Demokratie"

Die Luzerner Politologin und Netzaktivistin Adrienne Fichter über politische Werbung im Netz, digitale Demokratie powered by Facebook und …

California beer maker has the last laugh in his German brewery

Some Germans thought Greg Koch was courageous. Others considered the Californian crazy.<p>In one of the world’s biggest beer drinking countries, already saturated with 1,388 breweries and 5,000 brands of beer, the entrepreneur from San Diego was determined to establish an American-style craft beer …

Craft Beer

Inside The Partisan Fight For Your News Feed

How ideologues, opportunists, growth hackers, and internet marketers built a massive new universe of partisan news on the web and on Facebook.

Journalism

Cruise is running an autonomous ride-hailing service for employees in SF

Cruise, the self-driving startup acquired by GM last year, is already operating a complete autonomous ride-hailing service in San Francisco for its employees.<p>The service is called “Cruise Anywhere,” and it allows employees to use a smartphone app to get anywhere they need to go in SF, seven days a …

Uber

London is using optical illusions to make cars slow down

London has implemented an interesting idea to curb speeding: magic. <b>The British capital has painted optical illusions on its streets as part of a pilot program to get drivers to slow down</b>, according to podcast <i>99% Invisible</i>. The idea is both simple and clever: <b>Paint the streets to look like they have</b> …

Street Art

Why Business Leaders Need to Read More Science Fiction

At the end of the 19th century, New York City stank. One hundred fifty thousand horses ferried people and goods through the streets of Manhattan, producing 45,000 tons — tons! — of manure a month. It piled up on streets and in vacant lots, and in 1898 urban planners convened from around the world …

Science Fiction

This CIA-funded tool predicts crime before it happens

A 2002 film adaptation of a 1956 Philip K. Dick novel warned us of the dangers of predictive policing. In ‘Minority Report,’ Tom Cruise’s character played a cop in the Los Angeles Police Department’s pre-crime unit. The futuristic tale saw Cruise, an officer tasked with nabbing baddies before they …

Philip K. Dick

Google has a plan to store renewable energy -- with salt

Google's system has the potential to last longer than lithium-ion batteries, Bloomberg reports.<p>Google parent Alphabet has a plan for storing renewable energy that would otherwise go to waste -- and it involves vats of salt and antifreeze.<p>The plan, code-named "Malta," has the potential to last …

Renewable Energy

Linden Lab launches open beta for social VR platform Sansar

Linden Lab has opened the creator beta version of its Sansar social virtual reality platform to the public. It’s all part of a larger vision to bring us the Metaverse, the immersive virtual world that sci-fi fans have dreamed about for decades.<p>After four years of development, the San Francisco …

Augmented Reality

CRISPR Targets Cancer in First Human Trial — What You Need to Know

It’s happening: as early as later this year, the gene-editing power tool CRISPR could be used in its first ever human trial. On Tuesday June 21, an …

Cancer

The World’s First Autonomous Ship Will Set Sail In 2018

<b>What</b> A Norwegian container ship called the Yara Birkeland will be the world’s first electric, autonomous, zero-emissions ship.With a capacity of up …

Emerging Technology

Politikerin darf auf Facebook keine Kritiker blocken

Laut einem Urteil eines Bundesgerichtshofs darf ein US-Politiker keine Menschen auf Facebook blocken. Das verstoße gegen die freie Meinungsäußerung, …

These New Devices Promise to Fight Pain without Opioids - MIT Technology Review

Terri Bryant was working at a cheese factory in 2000 when she injured the delicate, rubbery discs between her spinal bones. That was the start of her …

Pain

Apple and Cochlear team up to roll out the first implant made for the iPhone

Apple has teamed up with Australian-based Cochlear to bring iPhone users the first made for iPhone Cochlear implant.<p>Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June, Cochlear’s Nucleus 7 Sound Processor can now stream sound directly from a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the sound …

Hearing Loss

Skulptur Projekte: Warum man in diesem Sommer unbedingt nach Münster fahren sollte - Startseite

Eine Schrebergartenkolonie am nördlichen Rand der Münsteraner Innenstadt. Wir gehen suchend den “Müßiggang” entlang, einen der beiden Hauptwege. Zur …

Startseite

Sonntag<p>Jul2017<p>Sonntag, Juli 23, 2017<p>Eine Schrebergartenkolonie am nördlichen Rand der Münsteraner Innenstadt. Wir gehen suchend den “Müßiggang” …

Hass im Netz: Wolf Melzer schreibt an gegen Trolle in Internetforen

Die Debattenkultur im Netz wird immer rauer. Wolf Melzer schreibt unermüdlich gegen Hass und Hetze in Internetforen an. Der Rentner ist aus der DDR …

Delta führt Fingerabdruck als Boarding Pass ein

Passagiere der Fluglinie Delta können nun am Flughafen von Washington D.C. ihren Fingerabdruck als Boarding Pass verwenden.<p>Die US-Fluglinie Delta hat …

For The First Time Ever, You Can Actually Visit The ISS With Google Street View

OMG!<p>You've used Google Street View to check out a new apartment, map traffic before you hit the road and search for haunting slices of the everyday …

Google Street View

Pokémon GO Fest attendees to get refunds as technical issues break the event

Heading into Niantic’s Pokémon GO Fest — a gathering of roughly 20,000 Pokémon GO players in Chicago’s Grant Park — everyone seemed to have the same concern: the weather reports said a thunderstorm was coming.<p>The weather turned out fine. Most other things, unfortunately, did not.<p>As a result, …

Pokémon Go

Guy Brutally Roasts PETA On Twitter, And People Are Finally Realizing The Truth

Since 1980, PETA has made a name for itself as the number-one authority on animal welfare. UK-based YouTube vlogger Calum McSwiggan, however, wants …

Humor

Ultra-thin electronic labels could warn you when your milk goes bad

Why it matters to you<p>Printed transistors could be used to develop tech like paper-thin displays, or smart labels that text you when your food goes …

Engineering

In Berlin, This Coffee Shop Is a Microcosm of the Changing City

The iconic Café Kranzler got a makeover. Now, the coffeehouse illustrates the schism in a city caught somewhere amid historic and hip.<p>Page through a book about West Berlin in the 1950s and ‘60s, that fabled period of post-war boom dubbed the <i>Wirtschaftswunder</i> or “economic miracle,” and you’ll likely …

Germany

Depression Naps: A Social Media Phenomenon or a Sign of Trouble?

Is it possible that social media has created, named, and is broadcasting a new quasi-medical condition?<p>Thousands of tweets, posts, memes, and reposts …

Sleep