uguu:

the future is now

This is so impractical. I can’t deal with how amusing that is.

uguu:

the future is now

This is so impractical. I can’t deal with how amusing that is.

(Source: burgerlords, via onomatopoeinis)

@2 weeks ago with 266056 notes
#technology 
generalelectric:

GE wind turbines spinning among the mountains of Tehachapi, California.  

generalelectric:

GE wind turbines spinning among the mountains of Tehachapi, California.  

(via atompowers)

@2 months ago with 353 notes
#technology #science 

braiker:

ICE TRUCK IS MY NEW BAND NAME

sempergratia:

 

bri-ecrit:

bobbycaputo:

Fully Functional and Driveable Truck Made of Ice

Canadian ice sculpture company called Iceculture took on an incredible challenge recently. The result is pretty much unbelievable.

Canadian Tire, a battery company, wanted to showcase just how well their batteries hold up in the cold. The best way to do that? Build an 11,000+ pound, fully functional and driveable ice truck. Every part of the truck that is not absolutely necessary for driving is made of ice.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

CANADA

(via newsweek)

@2 months ago with 73585 notes
#science #technology 
knowledgeequalsblackpower:

reflectionof1:

Born today, the first Black Video Game Engineer and Designer and inventor of the modern game console, Gerald “Jerry” Lawson (December 1, 1940 – April 9, 2011). “At a time when the computer and video game industry was primarily filled with Caucasian males, Jerry Lawson was an innovator. He created of the first cartridge based video game console (the Fairchild Channel F), designed of one of the fir…st coin-op arcade games (Demolition Derby), was the head of Videosoft, an early independent developer for the Atari 2600, and the first African American in the video game industry to achieve such accomplishments.” Lawson was born in 1940 and grew up in a federal housing project in Queens, New York. As a kid, he operated a ham radio; as a teenager he earned money by repairing his neighbors’ television sets. As an engineer at Fairchild Semiconductor, Lawson designed the electronics of the Fairchild Video Entertainment System, later renamed the Channel F, in 1976. Predating the release of Atari’s Video Computer System by a year, the Channel F was the first videogame machine that used interchangeable game cartridges, which Fairchild sold separately. Previous game machines like Atari’s Pong and the Magnavox Odyssey had all their games built into the hardware.  Lawson’s pioneering design set the standard for the game consoles of today.

Yep. Before him, the games were built into the machine so you could only play the games that came built in your system. Lawson made it possible for people to play multiple different video games at home. 

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

reflectionof1:

Born today, the first Black Video Game Engineer and Designer and inventor of the modern game console, Gerald “Jerry” Lawson (December 1, 1940 – April 9, 2011).

“At a time when the computer and video game industry was primarily filled with Caucasian males, Jerry Lawson was an innovator. He created of the first cartridge based video game console (the Fairchild Channel F), designed of one of the first coin-op arcade games (Demolition Derby), was the head of Videosoft, an early independent developer for the Atari 2600, and the first African American in the video game industry to achieve such accomplishments.”

Lawson was born in 1940 and grew up in a federal housing project in Queens, New York. As a kid, he operated a ham radio; as a teenager he earned money by repairing his neighbors’ television sets.

As an engineer at Fairchild Semiconductor, Lawson designed the electronics of the Fairchild Video Entertainment System, later renamed the Channel F, in 1976.

Predating the release of Atari’s Video Computer System by a year, the Channel F was the first videogame machine that used interchangeable game cartridges, which Fairchild sold separately. Previous game machines like Atari’s Pong and the Magnavox Odyssey had all their games built into the hardware.

Lawson’s pioneering design set the standard for the game consoles of today.

Yep. Before him, the games were built into the machine so you could only play the games that came built in your system. Lawson made it possible for people to play multiple different video games at home. 

(Source: bluelightvine, via colourmeamazed)

@3 months ago with 21531 notes
#gaming #technology #science 

thesubversivesound:

Past visions of the future

Set of drawings by Clifford Harper imagining an alternative future. Published in a book called Radical Technology in 1976.

(via anarcho-queer)

@7 months ago with 430 notes
#technology 

"There are no airplanes, only computers that fly. There are no cars, only computers we sit in. There are no hearing aids, only computers we put in our ears."

@8 months ago with 38 notes
#cory doctorow #technology 

laboratoryequipment:

Robot Runs Like a Cat

Thanks to its legs, whose design faithfully reproduces feline morphology, EPFL’s four-legged “cheetah-cub robot” has the same advantages as its model: it is small, light and fast. Still in its experimental stage, the robot will serve as a platform for research in locomotion and biomechanics.

Even though it doesn’t have a head, you can still tell what kind of animal it is: the robot is definitely modeled upon a cat. Developed by EPFL’s Biorobotics Laboratory (Biorob), the “cheetah-cub robot,” a small-size quadruped prototype robot, is described in an article appearing today in the International Journal of Robotics Research. The purpose of the platform is to encourage research in biomechanics; its particularity is the design of its legs, which make it very fast and stable. Robots developed from this concept could eventually be used in search and rescue missions or for exploration.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/videos/2013/06/robot-runs-cat

Or do cats run like robots?!

(via kenobi-wan-obi)

@10 months ago with 230 notes
#science #technology 

weavingserenity:

The Future of Books

A book/laptop hybrid model to demonstrate how we are sourcing information

(via avoca2-deactivated20130719)

@1 year ago with 1908 notes
#books #technology 
afghangster:

people romanticize growing up in the 90s but we had our struggles 

afghangster:

people romanticize growing up in the 90s but we had our struggles 

(Source: 0ver-doze, via hayrr)

@4 weeks ago with 192139 notes
#technology 
emperorvonbears:

kiraela:

adu101:

merkerrerd:

Guys help me what do I do I opened a new tab and this came up and I couldn’t close the browser and it’s days I’m accused of having child/animal porn on my computer what the fuck is going on it says my PC Data will be detained are they going to come to my house and take my computer I’m actually so upset over this how did this even happen I am going to cry

That is a virus! It isn’t real! Calm down friend

Happened to me last night. If you’re on windows you’ve got to open Task Manager, kill your browser’s process, and re-open it, but don’t let it go to last saved page. Then I’d advise running a deep scan with an antivirus program - mine caught 6 little buggies from this thing. <3 (it freaked me out too at first, but I remembered seeing something about it a while back)

Signal boost for anyone else who might be getting it

This is a phishing scam by cybercriminals, very shoddily pretending to be Europol and claiming you’ll be arrested the next morning if you don’t hand them over cash and your bank account details (what could possibly go wrong?!) This happened to me recently, and I had no problems after I turned my laptop off and made sure not to access the URL again.

emperorvonbears:

kiraela:

adu101:

merkerrerd:

Guys help me what do I do I opened a new tab and this came up and I couldn’t close the browser and it’s days I’m accused of having child/animal porn on my computer what the fuck is going on it says my PC Data will be detained are they going to come to my house and take my computer I’m actually so upset over this how did this even happen I am going to cry

That is a virus! It isn’t real! Calm down friend

Happened to me last night. If you’re on windows you’ve got to open Task Manager, kill your browser’s process, and re-open it, but don’t let it go to last saved page. Then I’d advise running a deep scan with an antivirus program - mine caught 6 little buggies from this thing. <3 (it freaked me out too at first, but I remembered seeing something about it a while back)

Signal boost for anyone else who might be getting it

This is a phishing scam by cybercriminals, very shoddily pretending to be Europol and claiming you’ll be arrested the next morning if you don’t hand them over cash and your bank account details (what could possibly go wrong?!) This happened to me recently, and I had no problems after I turned my laptop off and made sure not to access the URL again.

(Source: adikittywitty, via fluxsymmetry)

@2 months ago with 28 notes
#technology 

"On any given day, the average American teenager spends more than 7.5 hours online and uses his or her cellphone 60 times. While these numbers strike fear in the hearts of parents and crotchety novelists lamenting the loss of a more meaningful existence, there are some real benefits to a technology-saturated life: Young people spend far more time consuming new information, honing verbal concision, and interacting with a diverse audience than they have at any point in history."

@3 months ago with 50220 notes
#social media #technology 

echographapp:

Light painting with Pixelstick by Bitbanger

Pixelstick is a light painting tool capable of everything from photo-real renders to amazing abstract designs.

And it’s already raised more than $300K!

(via myheadisweak)

@5 months ago with 39265 notes
#technology #art 

scienceisbeauty:

The beauty of… Google data centers. Via PetaPixel.

Looks like 2001: A Space Odyssey.

(via kenobi-wan-obi)

@8 months ago with 1260 notes
#google #technology 
kenobi-wan-obi:

How To Talk A Computer Into Creating A Program For You

With Apple’s Siri and other voice-recognition software becoming commonplace, you might take it for granted that we can now talk to computers. But as dependable as these systems have become, you will not get them to do anything that they are not already programmed to do. But Regina Barzilay and colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have talked a computer into writing new software.
Their system takes a task described in natural language and automatically generates the computer code to carry it out – an important first step toward allowing people who are not familiar with computer code to program computers. “It won’t replace the need for programmers, but it can help with specific programming tasks,&#8221; says Barzilay.
The team focused on a common problem – writing software that reads the input given to a computer. By generating this code automatically, programmers are freed up to write the parts of software that require more creativity.
Code that checks input is at the heart of web forms, spreadsheets and databases. The challenge is to specify what kind of input is allowed. When you log in to a website, for example, software code checks that what you type matches the required format for a password or email address. An email address must consist of letters and/or digits, then an @ symbol, more letters and/or digits, and end with &#8220;.com&#8221; or &#8220;.co.uk&#8221; or similar.


“I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

kenobi-wan-obi:

How To Talk A Computer Into Creating A Program For You

With Apple’s Siri and other voice-recognition software becoming commonplace, you might take it for granted that we can now talk to computers. But as dependable as these systems have become, you will not get them to do anything that they are not already programmed to do. But Regina Barzilay and colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have talked a computer into writing new software.

Their system takes a task described in natural language and automatically generates the computer code to carry it out – an important first step toward allowing people who are not familiar with computer code to program computers. “It won’t replace the need for programmers, but it can help with specific programming tasks,” says Barzilay.

The team focused on a common problem – writing software that reads the input given to a computer. By generating this code automatically, programmers are freed up to write the parts of software that require more creativity.

Code that checks input is at the heart of web forms, spreadsheets and databases. The challenge is to specify what kind of input is allowed. When you log in to a website, for example, software code checks that what you type matches the required format for a password or email address. An email address must consist of letters and/or digits, then an @ symbol, more letters and/or digits, and end with “.com” or “.co.uk” or similar.

I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.

@9 months ago with 741 notes
#technology #science 

thedailywhat:

What The Internet is Doing to Our Brains

Ever wonder what detrimental effect the Internet may be having on your brain? The Epipheo YouTube channel animated an interview with author Nicholas Carr, who argues that constant Internet use is harming our long term memory by over-stimulating and dividing our attention and that could be threatening our very humanity. To combat this, Epipheo recommends taking some time each day to unplug from the Internet and focus on a singular task.

@11 months ago with 1532 notes
#technology #science #internet 
uguu:

the future is now

This is so impractical. I can&#8217;t deal with how amusing that is.
2 weeks ago
#technology 
afghangster:

people romanticize growing up in the 90s but we had our struggles 
4 weeks ago
#technology 
generalelectric:

GE wind turbines spinning among the mountains of Tehachapi, California.  
2 months ago
#technology #science 
emperorvonbears:

kiraela:

adu101:

merkerrerd:

Guys help me what do I do I opened a new tab and this came up and I couldn’t close the browser and it’s days I’m accused of having child/animal porn on my computer what the fuck is going on it says my PC Data will be detained are they going to come to my house and take my computer I’m actually so upset over this how did this even happen I am going to cry

That is a virus! It isn’t real! Calm down friend

Happened to me last night. If you’re on windows you’ve got to open Task Manager, kill your browser’s process, and re-open it, but don’t let it go to last saved page. Then I’d advise running a deep scan with an antivirus program - mine caught 6 little buggies from this thing. &lt;3 (it freaked me out too at first, but I remembered seeing something about it a while back)

Signal boost for anyone else who might be getting it

This is a phishing scam by cybercriminals, very shoddily pretending to be Europol and claiming you&#8217;ll be arrested the next morning if you don&#8217;t hand them over cash and your bank account details (what could possibly go wrong?!) This happened to me recently, and I had no problems after I turned my laptop off and made sure not to access the URL again.
2 months ago
#technology 
2 months ago
#science #technology 
"On any given day, the average American teenager spends more than 7.5 hours online and uses his or her cellphone 60 times. While these numbers strike fear in the hearts of parents and crotchety novelists lamenting the loss of a more meaningful existence, there are some real benefits to a technology-saturated life: Young people spend far more time consuming new information, honing verbal concision, and interacting with a diverse audience than they have at any point in history."
3 months ago
#social media #technology 
knowledgeequalsblackpower:

reflectionof1:

Born today, the first Black Video Game Engineer and Designer and inventor of the modern game console, Gerald “Jerry” Lawson (December 1, 1940 – April 9, 2011). “At a time when the computer and video game industry was primarily filled with Caucasian males, Jerry Lawson was an innovator. He created of the first cartridge based video game console (the Fairchild Channel F), designed of one of the fir…st coin-op arcade games (Demolition Derby), was the head of Videosoft, an early independent developer for the Atari 2600, and the first African American in the video game industry to achieve such accomplishments.” Lawson was born in 1940 and grew up in a federal housing project in Queens, New York. As a kid, he operated a ham radio; as a teenager he earned money by repairing his neighbors’ television sets. As an engineer at Fairchild Semiconductor, Lawson designed the electronics of the Fairchild Video Entertainment System, later renamed the Channel F, in 1976. Predating the release of Atari’s Video Computer System by a year, the Channel F was the first videogame machine that used interchangeable game cartridges, which Fairchild sold separately. Previous game machines like Atari’s Pong and the Magnavox Odyssey had all their games built into the hardware.  Lawson’s pioneering design set the standard for the game consoles of today.

Yep. Before him, the games were built into the machine so you could only play the games that came built in your system. Lawson made it possible for people to play multiple different video games at home. 
3 months ago
#gaming #technology #science 
5 months ago
#technology #art 
7 months ago
#technology 
8 months ago
#google #technology 
"There are no airplanes, only computers that fly. There are no cars, only computers we sit in. There are no hearing aids, only computers we put in our ears."
8 months ago
#cory doctorow #technology 
kenobi-wan-obi:

How To Talk A Computer Into Creating A Program For You

With Apple’s Siri and other voice-recognition software becoming commonplace, you might take it for granted that we can now talk to computers. But as dependable as these systems have become, you will not get them to do anything that they are not already programmed to do. But Regina Barzilay and colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have talked a computer into writing new software.
Their system takes a task described in natural language and automatically generates the computer code to carry it out – an important first step toward allowing people who are not familiar with computer code to program computers. “It won’t replace the need for programmers, but it can help with specific programming tasks,&#8221; says Barzilay.
The team focused on a common problem – writing software that reads the input given to a computer. By generating this code automatically, programmers are freed up to write the parts of software that require more creativity.
Code that checks input is at the heart of web forms, spreadsheets and databases. The challenge is to specify what kind of input is allowed. When you log in to a website, for example, software code checks that what you type matches the required format for a password or email address. An email address must consist of letters and/or digits, then an @ symbol, more letters and/or digits, and end with &#8220;.com&#8221; or &#8220;.co.uk&#8221; or similar.


“I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”
9 months ago
#technology #science 
10 months ago
#science #technology 
11 months ago
#technology #science #internet 
1 year ago
#books #technology