Exclusive: Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses actually look good - The Verge
"When you’re wearing them, you see a stream of information on what looks like a screen — but it’s actually being projected onto your retina."
tech  comms  wearables 
february 2018
Dude, you broke the future! - Charlie's Diary
Charles Stross keynote speech at the 34th Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig, December 2017
tech  future  writers  keynote  talk 
february 2018
Nick Harkaway - Currently Reading:
''You watch too much TV.' - This is also true. But again, it is not too much if it is what feeds the rat. Always feed your story rat."
writers 
february 2018
Reference: Floor Plan Models | booktwo.org
"To train his men, Bob first makes a floor plan, then paints it, at full scale, in a meadow"
plans  design  maps 
january 2018
The crazy years - Charlie's Diary
"...the breaking news from Saudi Arabia is that twelve camels have been disqualified from a beauty pageant because their handlers used Botox to make them more handsome..."
writing  future 
january 2018
Facebook announces that it has invented a new unit of time
- (launches a thousand hot takes about this most impressive power move - Facebook Branded Time)
web  weird 
january 2018
Instagram tests new 'Type' feature for Stories and screenshot alerts
"Instagram is testing the ability to send a notification when someone takes a screenshot of your story."
web  apps 
january 2018
Eugenics Is Not a Fringe Issue – It Influences UK Immigration Policy | Novara Media
'“However shit your schedule looks today,” Marina Hyde tweeted, “cherish yourself a little for the fact that you will never create the calendar event Secret Eugenics Conference.”'
pol  weird 
january 2018
Life-supporting pilot plant
- "international ESA-led Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative, or MELiSSA"
space 
january 2018
Yellow Year Records + Foie Gras
- One of my favourites, Foie Gras, has a new recording deal
music 
january 2018
Chinese dissident stands trial after 2 years in detention
' A prominent activist who called himself the Ultra Vulgar Butcher'
crime  pol 
december 2017
10 Of The Deadliest Drinks Known To Man - Sabotage Times
"Think of it as a very risky pub crawl with Ray Mears holding your taxi money."
drinks 
november 2017
Ancient data, modern math and the hunt for 11 lost cities of the Bronze Age - The Washington Post
Using numbers scrawled by Bronze Age merchants on 4,000-year-old clay tablets, a historian and three economists have developed a novel way to pinpoint the locations of lost cities of the ancient world.
history 
november 2017
Meet your inner lizard
An ancient little lizard-like creature from the Scottish Borders is the missing ancestral link between human beings and the fish we evolved from millions of years ago.
history 
october 2017
Astronomers discover sunscreen snow falling on hot exoplanet
Astronomers at Penn State have used the Hubble Space Telescope to find a blistering-hot giant planet outside our solar system where the atmosphere "snows" titanium dioxide—the active ingredient in sunscreen. These Hubble observations are the first detections of this "snow-out" process, called a "cold trap," on an exoplanet.
space 
october 2017
Wind-Ways | The Dark Mountain Project
"Today our forecasts might be shaped with the aid of satellite images and fantastically complex computer models, but the assumption is the same: that the invisible patterns of wind can be interpreted to understand the future."
myth  writing  future  landscape 
october 2017
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