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Want to make a giant 3D-printed spider robot? A humanoid help-mate? A robotic scorpion with a powerful, electrified tail? Makerclub can probably help. Created as a place for makers to come together and discuss 3D printed robotics, the service is now part commerce site, part repository, and part educational resource. Interestingly, the service is also offering a hardware brain on Indiegogo to… Read More

By John Biggs

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Want to make a giant 3D-printed spider robot? A humanoid help-mate? A robotic scorpion with a powerful, electrified tail? Makerclub can probably help. Created as a place for makers to come together and discuss 3D printed robotics, the service is now part commerce site, part repository, and part educational resource. Interestingly, the service is also offering a hardware brain on Indiegogo to… Read More

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Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need

Everyone hates Mattel's Computer Engineer Barbie book, but we've fallen in love with Feminist Hacker Barbie. She's the brainchild of Kathleen Tuite, an independent computer programmer based near Santa Cruz, California, who spent a half-day on Wednesday hacking together a website where people could re-caption the original book, hacking it to fix all of its pastel-hued problems.

The post Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need appeared first on WIRED.








By Robert McMillan

Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need

Everyone hates Mattel’s Computer Engineer Barbie book, but we’ve fallen in love with Feminist Hacker Barbie. She’s the brainchild of Kathleen Tuite, an independent computer programmer based near Santa Cruz, California, who spent a half-day on Wednesday hacking together a website where people could re-caption the original book, hacking it to fix all of its pastel-hued problems.

The post Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need appeared first on WIRED.

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Who says all quests worth watching happen in space? Filmmaker George Lucas brings the hero's journey into the forest with his madcap musical fairy adventure, due out in January 2015.






By Bonnie Burton Who says all quests worth watching happen in space? Filmmaker George Lucas brings the hero’s journey into the forest with his madcap musical fairy adventure, due out in January 2015.

Source:: George Lucas trades sci-fi for fantasy in ‘Strange Magic’ musical trailer

      

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The dual-core A8 chip powering Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus appears to be capable of handling 4K video playback, despite the fact that the two iPhones have native resolutions of 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080 pixels, respectively.

4K video playback on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was first discovered by the developers behind WALTR, a Mac app that's designed to make it easy to upload and convert any music or video file to an iPad or iPhone for native playback, and reported by TUAW.

Image via iFixitThe discovery was made by the developers of WALTR, a great Mac app that allows users to quickly upload video files to their iPhone which aren't supported by iTunes, such as FLAC and MKV files. While testing the app developers found it is possible to playback 4K videos on the iPhone 6. Even if Apple hasn't announced it, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are ready to play 4K videos.With resolutions of 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus won't be able to reproduce the detail in a 3840 x 2160 4K video, but the A8's ability to play 4K content means 4K videos side-loaded onto one of Apple's two devices will still be watchable.

It's highly unlikely many users will load 4K videos on their iPhones due to the massive file size of 4K content and the fact that there's little practical use for it, but it has the potential to be a somewhat useful feature for some users who want to play 4K video recorded on their devices as there are apps available that advertise 4K video recording on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.






By Juli Clover

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The dual-core A8 chip powering Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus appears to be capable of handling 4K video playback, despite the fact that the two iPhones have native resolutions of 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080 pixels, respectively.

4K video playback on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was first discovered by the developers behind WALTR, a Mac app that’s designed to make it easy to upload and convert any music or video file to an iPad or iPhone for native playback, and reported by TUAW.

Image via iFixitThe discovery was made by the developers of WALTR, a great Mac app that allows users to quickly upload video files to their iPhone which aren’t supported by iTunes, such as FLAC and MKV files. While testing the app developers found it is possible to playback 4K videos on the iPhone 6. Even if Apple hasn’t announced it, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are ready to play 4K videos.With resolutions of 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus won’t be able to reproduce the detail in a 3840 x 2160 4K video, but the A8’s ability to play 4K content means 4K videos side-loaded onto one of Apple’s two devices will still be watchable.

It’s highly unlikely many users will load 4K videos on their iPhones due to the massive file size of 4K content and the fact that there’s little practical use for it, but it has the potential to be a somewhat useful feature for some users who want to play 4K video recorded on their devices as there are apps available that advertise 4K video recording on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Source:: A8 Chip in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Capable of Playing 4K Video

      

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With new leadership and a $12 million funding round, the taxi-hailing app guns for ride-sharing rivals like Uber and Lyft.






By Dara Kerr With new leadership and a $12 million funding round, the taxi-hailing app guns for ride-sharing rivals like Uber and Lyft.

Source:: Does Flywheel exec shakeup spell trouble? CEO says no

      

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The Nexus 6 is a confounding beast. This big phone doesn't have tap to wake functionality, but it does have ambient screen mode. This way of displaying notifications as they come in might be the reason there's no LED notification functionality built in. There is, however, a physical LED.

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The LED is positioned behind the top speaker/earpiece and can produce red, blue, and green light. It's a lot like the green charging LED on the Moto X, but it appears apps like Lightflow can use it for notifications as long as you're willing to root.

The Nexus 6 Has A Hidden RGB LED That Can Be Used For Notifications With Root was written by the awesome team at Android Police.



By Ryan Whitwam

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The Nexus 6 is a confounding beast. This big phone doesn’t have tap to wake functionality, but it does have ambient screen mode. This way of displaying notifications as they come in might be the reason there’s no LED notification functionality built in. There is, however, a physical LED.

UIyt29X vRO2ocR

The LED is positioned behind the top speaker/earpiece and can produce red, blue, and green light. It’s a lot like the green charging LED on the Moto X, but it appears apps like Lightflow can use it for notifications as long as you’re willing to root.

The Nexus 6 Has A Hidden RGB LED That Can Be Used For Notifications With Root was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Source:: The Nexus 6 Has A Hidden RGB LED That Can Be Used For Notifications With Root

      

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Another week down here at DL, as we get closer to 2015. It's already past mid-November, with Thanksgiving coming up next week. Hard to imagine how fast time flies. This week, a lot of focus was put on the Nexus 6, as many people around the country began receiving their orders from Google and Motorola.

We went over how to do your usual bootloader unlock for the device, as we do with every Nexus, but we also took time to explain our opinion that Nexus devices are not just for the development and tinkering crowd anymore – they are a true consumer product now. From a look at the comments, that post was well received.

On top of the Nexus 6 craze, we went hands-on with the ASUS ZenWatch, a very nice looking Android Wear device, with a full review for that due in the not-so-distant future. Finally, we posted a few videos of Lollipop running on various Samsung devices. At first, it did not look too great, but the latest video of Android 5.0 on the Galaxy S5 has us pretty excited for its release.

Here are the highlights in case you missed anything.

Video:
ASUS ZenWatch unboxing and tour. Video: ASUS Zenwatch vs. Moto 360 and G Watch R. How to: Unlock Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 bootloader. Nexus 6 seeing bogged performance thanks to built-in encryption. Another look at Lollipop running on the Galaxy S5. Kellen went over his reasons for buying Nexus, and it doesn't involve flashing ROMs. AT&T shipping some Nexus 6 inventory back due to faulty software. Carrier can't activate your Nexus 6? Here are your options. YouTube Music Key beta now live for some users. Motorola intros the Keylink accessory for $25. NVIDIA releases Lollipop for SHIELD Tablet. Nexus 9 with LTE coming to T-Mobile in early December. Corning announces Gorilla Glass 4. Samsung's Milk Video service now available to US Galaxy owners. Nexus 6 factory image “LRX21o” now available.

Have a great weekend, folks!

This Week in the Life of DROID: 11/21/2014 is a post from: Droid Life

By Tim-o-tato

Another week down here at DL, as we get closer to 2015. It’s already past mid-November, with Thanksgiving coming up next week. Hard to imagine how fast time flies. This week, a lot of focus was put on the Nexus 6, as many people around the country began receiving their orders from Google and Motorola.

We went over how to do your usual bootloader unlock for the device, as we do with every Nexus, but we also took time to explain our opinion that Nexus devices are not just for the development and tinkering crowd anymore – they are a true consumer product now. From a look at the comments, that post was well received.

On top of the Nexus 6 craze, we went hands-on with the ASUS ZenWatch, a very nice looking Android Wear device, with a full review for that due in the not-so-distant future. Finally, we posted a few videos of Lollipop running on various Samsung devices. At first, it did not look too great, but the latest video of Android 5.0 on the Galaxy S5 has us pretty excited for its release.

Here are the highlights in case you missed anything.

Video: ASUS ZenWatch unboxing and tour.
Video: ASUS Zenwatch vs. Moto 360 and G Watch R.
How to: Unlock Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 bootloader.
Nexus 6 seeing bogged performance thanks to built-in encryption.
Another look at Lollipop running on the Galaxy S5.
Kellen went over his reasons for buying Nexus, and it doesn’t involve flashing ROMs.
AT&T shipping some Nexus 6 inventory back due to faulty software.
Carrier can’t activate your Nexus 6? Here are your options.
YouTube Music Key beta now live for some users.
Motorola intros the Keylink accessory for $25.
NVIDIA releases Lollipop for SHIELD Tablet.
Nexus 9 with LTE coming to T-Mobile in early December.
Corning announces Gorilla Glass 4.
Samsung’s Milk Video service now available to US Galaxy owners.
Nexus 6 factory image “LRX21o” now available.

Have a great weekend, folks!

This Week in the Life of DROID: 11/21/2014 is a post from: Droid Life

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Photo app-maker Cooliris just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. The company was founded in 2006 and was initially known for creating a “3D wall” for navigating photos and other media content. More recently, its focus shifted to an app (also called Cooliris) that allowed users to browse photos from across services like Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr. It also launched… Read More

By Anthony Ha

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Photo app-maker Cooliris just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. The company was founded in 2006 and was initially known for creating a “3D wall” for navigating photos and other media content. More recently, its focus shifted to an app (also called Cooliris) that allowed users to browse photos from across services like Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr. It also launched… Read More

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cooliris yahoo
Photo app-maker Cooliris just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. The company was founded in 2006 and was initially known for creating a “3D wall” for navigating photos and other media content. More recently, its focus shifted to an app (also called Cooliris) that allowed users to browse photos from across services like Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr. It also launched… Read More

By Anthony Ha

cooliris yahoo

Photo app-maker Cooliris just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. The company was founded in 2006 and was initially known for creating a “3D wall” for navigating photos and other media content. More recently, its focus shifted to an app (also called Cooliris) that allowed users to browse photos from across services like Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr. It also launched… Read More

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An updated version of the Pebble smartwatch application has hit Google Play, which brings a major feature update for all users. That feature, of course, is full notification support. Much like we saw on previous renditions of Samsung's watches, only select application notifications were able to be pushed to the device on your wrist. Now, finally, any app can have their notification be pushed, all decided by the wearer and not the manufacturer.

Not only did the Android app receive an update, but new firmware was also pushed out, bringing comprehensive language support. Firmware 2.8, as stated by Pebble, “adds full character support for the broadest set of languages to date. For Pebblers who receive notifications in the newly supported languages, special characters like ‘ß' and ‘Ż' will appear correctly, as opposed to showing up as ‘unknown character' boxes.”

As for the full notification support, Pebble wrote the following in its long blog post.

When considering the best way to improve Pebblers' Android experience, we decided to go big: revamping the app from the ground-up to be snappier, more reliable, and enjoyable. With a new foundation to introduce awesome features more easily, version 2.1.0 of the Pebble Android app is here, starting with three magic words: Full. Notification. Support.

The app update and firmware should be live for all Pebble owners. Go update and have some fun.

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Via: Pebble

Pebble App Update Brings Complete Notification Support for Android Devices is a post from: Droid Life

By Tim-o-tato

Pebble

An updated version of the Pebble smartwatch application has hit Google Play, which brings a major feature update for all users. That feature, of course, is full notification support. Much like we saw on previous renditions of Samsung’s watches, only select application notifications were able to be pushed to the device on your wrist. Now, finally, any app can have their notification be pushed, all decided by the wearer and not the manufacturer.

Not only did the Android app receive an update, but new firmware was also pushed out, bringing comprehensive language support. Firmware 2.8, as stated by Pebble, “adds full character support for the broadest set of languages to date. For Pebblers who receive notifications in the newly supported languages, special characters like ‘ß’ and ‘Ż’ will appear correctly, as opposed to showing up as ‘unknown character’ boxes.”

As for the full notification support, Pebble wrote the following in its long blog post.

When considering the best way to improve Pebblers’ Android experience, we decided to go big: revamping the app from the ground-up to be snappier, more reliable, and enjoyable. With a new foundation to introduce awesome features more easily, version 2.1.0 of the Pebble Android app is here, starting with three magic words: Full. Notification. Support.

The app update and firmware should be live for all Pebble owners. Go update and have some fun.

Play Link

Via: Pebble

Pebble App Update Brings Complete Notification Support for Android Devices is a post from: Droid Life

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