Off-grid capable tiny house will suit regular road trippers

The Boomer, by Build Tiny, does without the novel space-saving ideas of the firm’s Millennial tiny house in favor of an unfussy open-plan layout. The compact dwelling offers lots of options, including full off-grid functionality for those who want the freedom to travel, and it can also be purchased either as a shell for DIY enthusiasts to finish themselves or a completed turnkey home.

..
Continue Reading Off-grid capable tiny house will suit regular road trippers



Category: Tiny Houses



Tags:


Building and Construction

Micro-House

Off-grid

Tiny Footprint

Trailer



Source: Gizmag
Go to Source:
Off-grid capable tiny house will suit regular road trippers

Multitasking neurons can process several signals at once

The brain is a complex tangle of neurons that allow us to process lots of different stimuli at once. But according to new research from Duke University, that multi-tasking ability doesn’t necessarily come down to lots of neurons doing their own job. The team has found evidence that individual neurons can process multiple signals simultaneously, by rapidly alternating between them…
Continue Reading Multitasking neurons can process several signals at once



Category: Biology



Tags:


Brain

Duke University

Monkeys

Neuroscience



Source: Gizmag
Go to Source:
Multitasking neurons can process several signals at once

QUT deploys high-tech "message in a bottle" to fight floods and pollution in river systems

It may look like a discarded piece of plumbing or a message in a bottle bobbing about aimlessly in the river, but Queensland University of Technology’s humble “Drifter” hides some serious kit with a lifesaving mission for flood-prone regions. ..
Continue Reading QUT deploys high-tech “message in a bottle” to fight floods and pollution in river systems



Category: Environment



Tags:


Algae

Emergencies

Emergency

Environment

Flooding

Pollution

Queensland University of Technology

Water



Source: Gizmag
Go to Source:
QUT deploys high-tech “message in a bottle” to fight floods and pollution in river systems

Curved glass lodges nestle into the bush on Tasmania's coastline

Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula is home to some spectacular scenery, and those looking to take in the sights of this coastal pocket of southern Australia can now do so from a luxurious set of pavilions built to blend in with the landscape…
Continue Reading Curved glass lodges nestle into the bush on Tasmania’s coastline

Category: Architecture

Tags:


Australia

Tasmania



Source: Gizmag
Go to Source:
Curved glass lodges nestle into the bush on Tasmania’s coastline

Dynamic shape-shifting display lets you touch VR objects in real time

Anyone who’s played a full-scale VR game like the Zero Latency experience knows how insanely immersive and real this tech already feels. And the next step is to find a way for people to actually feel virtual objects. The shapeShip tabletop unit developed at Stanford is the latest device designed to bring the sense of touch to VR.
..
Continue Reading Dynamic shape-shifting display lets you touch VR objects in real time



Category: VR



Tags:


Haptics

Stanford University

VR



Source: Gizmag
Go to Source:
Dynamic shape-shifting display lets you touch VR objects in real time

​Google Data Transfer Project will help you move your data between services

Google, together with Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook, is introducing the open-source Data Transfer Project, which will enable consumers to transfer their data directly from one service to another.
Source: ZDNet US News
Go to Source:
​Google Data Transfer Project will help you move your data between services

Snapchat will shut down Snapcash, forfeiting to Venmo

Snapcash ended up as a way to pay adult performers for private content over Snapchat, not just a way to split bills with friends. But Snapchat will abandon the peer-to-peer payment space on August 30th. Code buried in Snapchat’s Android app includes a “Snapcash deprecation message” that displays “Snapcash will no longer be available after %s [date]”. Shutting down the feature will bring an end to Snapchat’s four-year partnership with Square to power the feature for sending people money.
Snapcash may have become more of a liability than a utility. With apps like Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, and Square Cash itself, there were plenty of other ways to pay back friends for drinks or Ubers, so Snapcash may have seen low legitimate usage. Meanwhile, a quick Twitter search for “Snapcash” surfaced plenty of offers of erotic content in exchange for payments through the feature. It may have been safer for Snapchat to ditch Snapcash than risk PR problems over its misuse.

TechCrunch tipster Ishan Agarwal provided the below screenshot of Snapchat’s code to TechCrunch. When presented with the code and asked if Snapcash would shut down, a Snapchat spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that it would, explaining: “Yes, we’re discontinuing the Snapcash feature as of August 30, 2018. Snapcash was our first product created in partnership with another company – Square. We’re thankful for all the Snapchatters who used Snapcash for the last four years and for Square’s partnership!” The spokesperson noted that users would be notified in-app and through the support site soon.

Snapcash gave Snapchat a way to get users to connect payment methods to the app. That’s increasingly important as the company aims to become a commerce platforms where you can shop without leaving the app. Having payment info on file is what makes buying things through Snapchat easier than the web and draws brands to use Snapchat storefronts.
We’ll see how Snapchat plans evolve its commerce strategy without this driver. Earlier this month, TechCrunch revealed that Snapchat’s code contained mentions of a project codenamed “eagle” that’s a camera search feature. It was designed to allow users to scan an object or barcode with their Snapchat camera and see product results in Amazon. But since our report, mentions of Amazon have disappeared from the code. It’s unclear what will happen in the future, but camera search could give Snapchat new utility and monetization options.
Snapcash won’t be a part of that future, though. Given Snapchat’s cost-cutting efforts including layoffs, its desperate need to attract and retain advertisers to hit revenue estimates its missed, and its persistent bad rap as a sexting app, it couldn’t afford to support unnecessary features or another scandal.


Source: Feedburner Tech Mobile
Go to Source:
Snapchat will shut down Snapcash, forfeiting to Venmo

Here are some of the movie and TV trailers to come out of San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Over the course of a weekend we got a glimpse at some of the coming seasons and movies for various sci-fi, superhero, and other types of highly-anticipated fan-favorite franchises from the San Diego Comic-Con this year.
Here’s a quick selection of some of the ones shown over the weekend:
Aquaman

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Godzilla: King of Monsters

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Disenchantment

Arrow: Season 7

Marvel’s Iron Fist Season 2

Doctor Who

Nightflyers

Titans

The Walking Dead: Season 9

Black Lightning

Young Justice

Legacies

Star Trek: Discovery — Season 2

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

The Flash

Supergirl

Glass

Shazam

The Gifted

Legacies


Source: Feedburner Tech Mobile
Go to Source:
Here are some of the movie and TV trailers to come out of San Diego Comic-Con 2018