top A Credit Card-Sized, Arduino-Based Game Device (Video)
For $50, you get a tiny monochrome screen, a D-pad and TWO WHOLE BUTTONS, and a non-rechargeable 9 hour battery.
A coin cell battery? This is 2014, and it doesn't have a rechargeable battery? He did mention you can get rechargeable coin cells, but they only last an hour. So with moderate use, you're gonna be spending a few bucks a week on coin cell batteries, not to mention having to carry around spares with you.
Yes, it's nice and thin, but nobody is gonna stick this in their wallet unless he invents a flexible PCB.
Or, for $30, you can get a brand new LG smartphone from Walmart, running Android 4.4, with a 3.5" color touchscreen, a dual core 1.2ghz processor, camera, wifi, bluetooth, GPS, accelerometers, speakers and a microphone, several gigs of storage space, and a RECHARGEABLE battery that will last 10 hours heavily used and over a week in standby. I guess the only downside is that touchscreens aren't as good as D-pads and physical buttons for games, but you could always buy a USB controller and get a lot more buttons. And while it IS about the size of a credit card, but half an inch thick. And instead of shelling out a few bucks a week on coin cell batteries, you could spend that money on a straight talk cellular plan and get UNLIMITED INTERNET ACCESS!
top What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?
A friend of mine is a single mom and is routinely broke, but was still shelling out $60/mo for cable TV. I was giving her shit about it one day, and she said she only does it just for the kids channels. For her it was worth $2 a day just to plop her lil bastard in front of it so she could get shit done around the house.
So I took one of my old modded Xboxes, downloaded all the damn kids shows I could find (even those from 20 years ago), showed her how to rip DVDs to it, and set up XBMC so that she can just fire up a playlist and it will run all day with no user interaction
She was able to drop the cable, and I get free meals for life.
In a year or two, I'll introduce the kid into the wonderful world of SNES emulators.
top Google Fiber Is Officially Making Its Way To Portland
Except Comcast already greedily scoops up your data, but then they insert ads and throttle traffic. With Comcast's approx $60 a month for service, Google's would pay for itself within half a year. Call me crazy, but for some reason I'd prefer my data being treated fairly + not paying out the ass.
about a month and a half ago
top General Anesthesia Exposure In Infancy Causes Long-Term Memory Deficits
Fairly confident most babies don't have plastic surgery done, so there's no cause for concern.
top Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?
Let's be honest. The job of YOUR car is to keep YOU safe, so the smaller car is probably the better bet as it will have less inertia and cause you less harm. Sure, the most important law of robotics is to protect human life... but if it's going to prioritize, it should probably start with its owner.
top Toyota Describes Combustion Engine That Generates Electricity Directly
Koenigsegg has some pneumatic valve technology that is rather promising.
top Siphons Work Due To Gravity, Not Atmospheric Pressure: Now With Peer Review
I don't suck!
top Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?
No, this will just cause companies to hire the rest on as "contractors," which is worse because those people will usually get screwed over on benefits. This is what Exxon Mobil does. They only have about 75,000 employees, but are one of the most profitable companies in the world. Although they do take fairly good care of them... but can you imagine if a company like Walmart did this? Hell, they pretty much already do!
top New Facebook Phone App Lets You Stalk Your Friends
Didn't Google Latitude do this like 5 years ago?
top Tesla Model S Has Hidden Ethernet Port, User Runs Firefox On the 17" Screen
Sorry to break it to you, but people have been modifying their cars in various ways for... oh... about a century. Yes, it might compromise safety and reliability... but doing so is nothing new.
top FBI: $10,000 Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At an Aircraft
Step 1: Trick drunk friend into point laser at planes
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Profit!!!
top At my current workplace, I've outlasted ...
I'd equate retirement more to being self-employed, as you do have financial stability, and probably have a pension or profits from investments. Plus, every single retired person I know either has a side-job or a profitable hobby.
top Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.
I'm looking forward to 9, as it should follow Microsoft's scheme of only-every-other-version-of-windows-doesn't-suck. As Vista was an obvious catastrophe, and 8 is starting to look the same way, 9 can't possibly be worse... right?
top Tech's Gender and Race Gap Starts In High School
I can tell you why Montana's on the list: there are simply no blacks or hispanics here. As for why women made the list, it's likely because they DGAF, as this is Montana and most of them wanna just work on a ranch, drive a diesel 4x4, and make babies.
top Hacker Barnaby Jack Died of Drug Overdose
Illegal narcotics are made in garages and jungles in unregulated conditions BECAUSE they can't be made legally. One of the main reasons they cause so much harm to people is BECAUSE of these poor manufacturing conditions and how they're cut. We should legalize them simply to allow us to create and distribute them in a safer manner that we can regulate and monitor.
Besides, people die many times more from prescription drug abuse than illegal drug abuse.
And alien races likely avoid us because of or proclivity for violence over diplomacy, greed over innovation, and utter lack of common sense. If anything, legalizing narcotics and spending the money treating addicts instead of just tossing them in jail would make it MORE likely that aliens would see us as sensible motherfuckers and contact us.
So... let's legalize drugs so we can meet some hot green Orion women already!
top Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review
Am I the only one wondering how in the fuck some random company was able to just make up a charge out of thin air and then destroy her credit over it?
top Robots: a Working Breed At the Dairy
I was looking forward to some good footage of a little robot scooting around a pasture. Instead I got a 6-second clip of a few cows and something zipping around behind them in what appears to be a time-lapse style shot.
What kind of crap journalism is this?
top In an arcade with only the following games ...
It does. That's the sad part.
top Amazon Hints At Details On Its CIA Franken-Cloud
It's days like this that I just love the Chrome extension that changes all instances of the word "cloud" to "butt."
top Military Drone Lost Over Lake Ontario
Am I the only one wondering what the tag Super Mango Tit means?
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