A Digital Picture Frame Is My Favorite Way to Keep in Touch

A Digital Picture Frame Is My Favorite Way to Keep in Touch

But as mobile screens have gotten better, the technology inside the digital picture frames has also improved dramatically.The pictures on the Aura look vibrant, but the screen doesn't glow brightly like a computer display.

How Cyberpunk 2077 Sold a Promise—and Rigged the System

How Cyberpunk 2077 Sold a Promise—and Rigged the System

CD Projekt Red is a game developer, but it’s also an expectation machine.8 years of hype to launch what looks like an Early Access game.” It was not the game of the future; playing it on PC made me so nauseous that I had to Google frame rate hotfixes.

It's Time to Defund Social Media

It's Time to Defund Social Media

That information, however, is filtered through what Ryan Milner and I call deep memetic frames : sense-making apparatuses that structure how people see the world, and the ways that they respond to it.

Inside Citizen, the App That Asks You to Report on Crimes

Inside Citizen, the App That Asks You to Report on Crimes

If Citizen has to grow before it can make money, then it has to entice people to use the app in the first place.But to show what the app is really capable of, it needs the participation and content provided by its users.To grow, Citizen needs videos.

How Much Energy Does It Take to Blow Up a Planet?

How Much Energy Does It Take to Blow Up a Planet?

This position is measured in pixels, but we can convert it to distance by scaling it to a known object in the scene.But if I only plot its pixel position, I’ll underestimate the distance traveled and thus the speed.

The JavaScript Framework That Puts Web Pages on a Diet

The JavaScript Framework That Puts Web Pages on a Diet

Svelte performs its middle-layer work before a developer uploads code to a web server, well before a user ever downloads it.Wang says he likes to use Svelte for web pages, but he still uses React for larger applications, including his professional work.

The Physics of an Elephant-Powered Slam Dunk

The Physics of an Elephant-Powered Slam Dunk

I’d do the same thing for the vertical position to show that it's a parabola associated with constant downward acceleration.Here’s what I get:This is the trajectory for the whole thing, including the end where he bounces off the hay bale and flips over.

How Much Superpower Does It Take to Bash a Bullet in Midair?

How Much Superpower Does It Take to Bash a Bullet in Midair?

I can use a stationary object like the wall behind Wonder Woman as a reference point, but it’s only an approximation, since the wall is farther away.

Los Angeles, 'Blade Runner,' and the Theory of Relativity

Los Angeles, 'Blade Runner,' and the Theory of Relativity

That’s called rotational frame-dragging—a massive object carries its past and future with it while it spins forward.The reason people say it doesn’t have any history is that its timeline gets pulled along, not entirely consensually, as the city bumbles into the future.

Climate Change Is Very Real. But So Much of It Is Uncertain

Climate Change Is Very Real. But So Much of It Is Uncertain

But today in the journal Nature , researchers are proposing a new framework that aims to bring clarity to this kind of work, first by reconciling differences in carbon budgets and second by reducing uncertainty going forward.

How to Shoot Stellar Slow-Motion Video on Your Phone

How to Shoot Stellar Slow-Motion Video on Your Phone

Many phones let you record HD video (1080p) at even higher frame rates: 240 fps slo-mo has become pretty common among premium devices, like the Pixel 3, the OnePlus 7 Pro, and the Galaxy S9.

How to Protect Our Kids' Data and Privacy

How to Protect Our Kids' Data and Privacy

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) requires operators of websites and online services to obtain parents' explicit consent before collecting the personal information of children under 13.

Physics Tricks to Make Steph Curry's Golf Show More Extreme

Physics Tricks to Make Steph Curry's Golf Show More Extreme

The fake force allows a rotating reference frame to act like a stationary one. In the non-rotating frame, the ball just moved along with a constant velocity—just as it should with no net forces acting on it.

Cannondale's New Fitness Bike Can Track All Your Rides

Cannondale's New Fitness Bike Can Track All Your Rides

The new bike, announced today, comes with a sensor on the front wheel that tracks your rides and displays live ride data on your phone. If you want to study your ride data, you just download Cannondale's app, pair your phone to your bike, then spin the wheel to activate the sensor.

Mysterious Hackers Hid Their Swiss Army Spyware for 5 Years

Mysterious Hackers Hid Their Swiss Army Spyware for 5 Years

Shulmin says Kaspersky hasn't yet been able to connect TajMahal, named for a file the spyware uses to move stolen data off a victim's machine, to any known hacker groups with the usual methods of code-matching, shared infrastructure, or familiar techniques.

TypeScript’s Quiet, Steady Rise Among Programming Languages

TypeScript’s Quiet, Steady Rise Among Programming Languages

Microsoft's programming language TypeScript has become one of the most popular languages among developers, at least according to a report published by the analyst firm RedMonk this week.

Use a Slo-Mo Video to Calculate How Fast Glass Shatters

Use a Slo-Mo Video to Calculate How Fast Glass Shatters

Oh, don't forget to change the frame rate in the video.Here is the plot of the position of the leading edge of the crack as a function of time.Rhett AllainI should point out that I converted the distance to meters instead of feet because I'm not a barbarian (but if you are a barbarian, I'm OK with that).

YouTubers Are Going to Go Nuts for the New DJI Osmo Pocket

YouTubers Are Going to Go Nuts for the New DJI Osmo Pocket

During a brief demo of the new Osmo Pocket, the camera module swiveled around to keep me in frame when FaceTrack mode was enabled, like a tiny robot head following me around the room.Other capture settings will be available in DJI’s newest mobile app, called Mimo.

US ‘roadblocking’ climate change negotiations amid warnings the world is failing to hit emissions targets

US ‘roadblocking’ climate change negotiations amid warnings the world is failing to hit emissions targets

ActionAid International, which is monitoring the Bangkok talks said: “With a little over 48 hours remaining, developed countries, led by the US have road blocked negotiations on financing.”