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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 
12 days ago by warrenellis
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 
15 days ago by warrenellis
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 
15 days ago by warrenellis
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 
21 days ago by warrenellis
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 
25 days ago by warrenellis
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 
25 days ago by warrenellis
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 
4 weeks ago by warrenellis
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 
4 weeks ago by warrenellis
Life-supporting pilot plant
- "international ESA-led Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative, or MELiSSA"
space 
5 weeks ago by warrenellis
Yellow Year Records + Foie Gras
- One of my favourites, Foie Gras, has a new recording deal
music 
5 weeks ago by warrenellis
Chinese dissident stands trial after 2 years in detention
' A prominent activist who called himself the Ultra Vulgar Butcher'
crime  pol 
7 weeks ago by warrenellis
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 
11 weeks ago by warrenellis
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 by warrenellis
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 by warrenellis
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 by warrenellis
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