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Oct

Listen to a ‘CD’ made from fool’s gold, powered by a Raspberry Pi


What’s music to some is noise to others. And that’s perhaps most apparent with Ra the latest piece from the creator of an 8-bit camera gun, ::vtol::. As the artist writes in the demo’s Vimeo description, the project uses a laser to scan the irregularities on the surface of a pyrite disc. The artist, real-name Dimitry Morozov, says that this disc was a gift from a mineral seller and that all of the tech present was centered around the idea of making a laser sound reader that’d “be able to produce sound from various uneven surfaces.” Oh, and Morozov wanted to use the bare minimum tools to make it. What do those include? A Raspberry Pi, Arduino Nano, a homemade laser pickup, stepper motor, servo motor and a three watt mono sound system. If you want to see it in action, you’re going to have to hit the Sound Museum in St. Petersburg.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/140167278

Via: The Creator’s Project

Source: ::vtol::

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3
Oct

Apple Makes More Dev Kits for New Apple TV Available


Late Friday night, Apple emailed developers to tell them that more developer kits for the new Apple TV are now available. The email, which MacRumors has obtained a copy of, says that more developer kits are being made available due to “overwhelming demand.”

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Due to overwhelming demand, we’ve made more Apple TV Developer Kits available and you’ve been selected to receive one. Simply sign in with your developer account, agree to the terms and conditions, and submit your order by 5:00 p.m.local time on October 9, 2015.

Similar to the original wave of new Apple TV dev kits, Apple will charge developers $1 to verify billing addresses. The Apple TV will ship within 1 to 3 business days via standard shipping for free. The original wave of Apple TV dev kits had to be ordered by September 16.

The new Apple TV represents a massive overhaul of Apple’s existing set-top box, coming with a brand new operating system called tvOS, a much more powerful A8 processor, 2 GB of RAM, support for a full App Store and Siri in countries where it’s supported.


3
Oct

Nova Launcher 4.1.0 update brings same size icons and Marshmallow style search


nova_launcher_icon_normalization_bannerPopular Android launcher, Nova Launcher, has just updated their app to version 4.1.0. The new update brings some awesome new features. One of them is the much talked about “Normalize Icon Size” which automatically shrinks large icons so they match all the other icons.

The updates also brings:
  • Normalize Icon Size, automatically shrink overly large icons to match Material guidelines

  • Marshmallow style search bars (Color and grayscale) [2]

  • Support runtime permissions on Marshmallow

  • Optimizations and bug fixes

The scaling icons is a lot more important than you may think. Many times an app with a square icon will visually look different than an app with a circle icon even though they are the same size. With the update, icons now scale to look visually the same size. This may not make a huge difference in how you use your phone, but does make it more enjoyable to look at.

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3
Oct

Android 6.0 not coming to the Verizon and AT&T Moto X (2nd gen)


First-Gen-Motorola-Moto-X-Finally-Getting-Android-5-0-2-Lollipop-Update-475881-2The Motorola Moto X (2nd gen) was strangely not included in the list of Motorola phones that will be receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Motorola only lists the Moto X Pure Edition (2nd gen) to get the update and not the carrier variant Moto X.

It’s possible they just forgot to include it or made a mistake, but according to Matt, the Motorola forums manager, the AT&T and Verizon variants definitely will not be updated to the latest version of Android.

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That really sucks for the Moto X owners because the phone is only about one year old. Technically, this isn’t officially from the high ups at Motorola and they might update it in the future, but it isn’t looking good.

Source: Motorola Forum
Via: Droid-Life

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3
Oct

A little NSFW: Pornhub thinks what mobile platform you’re on defines what you’re into



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Perhaps unsurprisingly, adult websites like Pornhub have a ton of traffic data from the people that occasionally frequent their website. In an insights post on their website this week, the Pornhub team collated their data and make some interesting findings, suggesting that what mobile platform you’re on defines what you’re into – or at least, what kind of porn you search for when you’re on there. The statistics compare both Android and iOS – for instance, if you’re on Android, there were 138% more people than on iOS watching “BBW” videos; conversely, there were 134% more people on iOS than on Android looking at the category “MILF”. Similarly, Pornhub also took a look at which words were searched most for relative to the other platform.

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Now, there’s no judgement from us (there’s totally judgement from us), but despite how different our relative tastes and search terms were, overall people on both platforms searched for the same word the most – “lesbian”. There’s plenty more information that Pornhub has gathered, so if you’re interested in checking it out, the source link below. And be sure to turn down the lights. Though maybe not at work.


What do you think about Pornhub’s statistics? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Pornhub via engadget

 

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3
Oct

A little NSFW: Pornhub thinks what mobile platform you’re on defines what you’re into



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Perhaps unsurprisingly, adult websites like Pornhub have a ton of traffic data from the people that occasionally frequent their website. In an insights post on their website this week, the Pornhub team collated their data and make some interesting findings, suggesting that what mobile platform you’re on defines what you’re into – or at least, what kind of porn you search for when you’re on there. The statistics compare both Android and iOS – for instance, if you’re on Android, there were 138% more people than on iOS watching “BBW” videos; conversely, there were 134% more people on iOS than on Android looking at the category “MILF”. Similarly, Pornhub also took a look at which words were searched most for relative to the other platform.

what mobile platform you're on defines what you're into
pornhub-insights-ios-android-top-searches
what mobile platform you're on defines what you're into

Now, there’s no judgement from us (there’s totally judgement from us), but despite how different our relative tastes and search terms were, overall people on both platforms searched for the same word the most – “lesbian”. There’s plenty more information that Pornhub has gathered, so if you’re interested in checking it out, the source link below. And be sure to turn down the lights. Though maybe not at work.


What do you think about Pornhub’s statistics? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Pornhub via engadget

 

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3
Oct

Sega brings the boom with Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom


With over 140 million downloads since it made its debut last year, it’s safe to say that Sonic Dash has been a hit. If you’re unfamiliar with Sonic Dash, it’s an endless runner game that pays homage to the original Sonic the Hedgehog that made its debut on the Sega Genesis. Sega now looks to up the ante with the sequel Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom. With their new game Sega has introduced several new features.

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SONIC DASH 2 FEATURES

  • RACE with up to three characters in new Team Play mode! Swap runners mid-race to earn high scores
  • UNLEASH new special powers – Amy’s Hammer, Knuckle’s Slam attack, Sonic’s even faster Dash, and more
  • CONQUER new obstacles and Badniks
  • DASH on new fast-paced tracks in and above the beautiful Sonic Boom world
  • MASTER new Swing & Tilt gameplay with the super charged Enerbeam; tilt your device to swing the runner towards the rings and orbs
  • COLLECT, evolve, and run with new magical Sprites
  • EARN special prizes in new Events and Daily SEGA Challenges

What do you think? Are going to download it? Let us know in the comments below.

The post Sega brings the boom with Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom appeared first on AndroidGuys.

3
Oct

Amazon Echo app gets updated, brings new capabilities to speaker


amazon_echo_app_iconAmazon just pushed an update to its Echo application for its digital assistant speaker. The update brings new skills and some new jokes.

With the update of the Amazon Echo app comes new Garageio skills. If you own a smart garage controller made by Garageio, you can now program Alexa to have certain capabilities regarding the garage system. For example, Alexa will know if your garage is closed and if it’s not, Alexa will close it for you.

With the update, Alexa also has the capability to tell jokes pertaining to the current presidential debate. For example, you can ask Alexa to say a Donald Trump joke and it will do so. In addition, users will also be able to ask Alexa to play music from a selection of newly included artists on Amazon Prime Music. This should be a worthy update. Hit the link down below to download.

Play Store Download Link

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3
Oct

Android Marshmallow update for the LG G3 and LG G4 are coming very soon



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When Android Lollipop was released late last year, LG was one of the first to release their software update to their then latest flagship, the LG G3. While that meant that the LG G3 wouldn’t get Android 5.1, it was still impressively fast for a manufacturer not called Google or Motorola. Although it remains unannounced, it looks like LG is about the repeat the feat with the Android Marshmallow update for the LG G3 and LG G4  as LG’s Korean support website has been updated already with instructions on how to update the device to Android 6.0 i.e. Android Marshmallow.

While that’s no real confirmation that the update is coming soon, the pages have since been taken down, which is a sure sign that they were prematurely posted. Naturally we’ll have to wait for the official announcement, but presumably it will be in the next week or two.


What do you think about the Android Marshmallow update for the LG G3 and LG G4? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: LG World via TalkAndroid

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3
Oct

Cortana won’t help you on Xbox One until next year


If you were hoping to experience Cortana’s most helpful version on your Xbox One this year, you might have to settle for her possible appearance in Halo 5 at the end of the month instead. The virtual assistant won’t make her full debut to owners of Microsoft’s latest console until early next year. Don’t fret though: Redmond spokesperson Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb says that the voice from Master Chief’s ear will be available to folks in the Xbox One’s Dashboard Preview Program later this fall. There’s a joke to be made about rampancy in this news — I’m almost sure of it.

Source: Major Nelson

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