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Million Mile Light

If you go out for an early morning run to stay in shape, getting hit by a car kind of defeats the purpose. Runners often wear reflective clothing or lighting systems to make sure drivers see them, but there’s a Kickstarter going on right now for a new running light that doesn’t need batteries everKickstarter goal.

The small light attaches to your waistband, shirt, or any other clippable bit of clothing (there’s also a strap that comes with it). Each time you take a step, the four bright LEDs flash once. The lenses focus the light so it’s visible from over 200 meters (about 656 feet) away. So a driver will see a flashing light bobbing up and down on the side of the road from a good distance away, hopefully making it easy to avoid running you over.

According to the campaign page, all the design and prototyping work on the Million Mile Light is complete. The video above offers some pretty convincing demos of the device working. Just FYI, the first minute or so is a bit self-indulgent. The rest of the video makes a good case for the light, though.

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This DIY Audio Jack Key Holder Lets You Plug In Your Keys for Safe Keeping

You don’t have to be an audiophile to appreciate this DIY audio jack key holder, but it certainly helps. Mounted on your wall, you’ll always have a place to plug in your keys when you get home—and you’ll know where to find it. It’s easy to build, too.

Pretty much everything you’ll need to make this can either be found at your local hardware store, or, if you’re like me and have too many pairs of headphones, also among the cables and connectors in a desk drawer somewhere. You’ll need a drill press to cut out the holes for the jacks themselves in the housing you build, though. You might be able to have that done at your local hardware store, or use the facilities at your local hackerspace or makerspace, but it’s the only tricky part you might run into. Beyond that, you’ll just mount the jacks into the housing, put the housing on the wall, make yourself little stereo plug keychains to add to your keychain, and that’s that.

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Rating The Websites Of The 2016 Republican Political Candidates | TechCrunch

Adam Fridman is the head of digital branding for Mabbly, a digital marking firm in Chicago which designs and manages complete digital campaigns.

How to join the network

According to a recent report, 2016 political candidates will spend a billion dollars on digital communications before November of next year.

More than likely, only a fraction of that will be spent on website design, content and optimization. Even so, candidate websites are where most voters will first connect and engage with a candidate.

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Scientists have entangled particles in such a way that a future decision can affect the past states of the particles.

Scientists have entangled particles in such a way that a future decision can affect the past states of the particles.
Credit: Jon Heras, Equinox Graphics Ltd


I like spooky and I like quantum stuff. Spooky as in the unknown and out of this world happenings and quantum stuff as in quantum entanglement. And recently I have been researching and investigating quantum mechanics much more because of the possibilities of doing more with this wonderful area of science / physics. Now if you had read my article on Near Death Experiences you will understand that is one spooky area of life. Please read the article in its entirety to understand that there is seriously more to life than we can perceive.

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As much as we can we should laugh as much as we could - for a brief moment we could elude ourselves the real comfort of life and escape the madness of it. ~ Unknown

If the Titantic were to sink today.

Titanic Sinking

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BB8 LucasfilmFor the seemingly interminable wait until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, we’re helping pass time by giving you daily challenges related to everyone’s favorite universe. When you complete a task, send us a tweet @WIRED or tag us on Facebook. Got a picture of yourself in action? Post it on Instagram and put @WIRED in the description. Also, make sure to hashtag everything #WIREDStarWarsChallenge. We’ll give shout-outs to the most worthy challengers out there, so prepare for Internet glory!* OK, time to get real. This week we didn’t see a ton of people out there doing their WIRED Star Wars Challenges. But it’s understandable. Any fan worth their salt was probably getting themselves down to Comic-Con International over the last few days to see the epic Star Wars panel, so that likely didn’t leave much time for completing any other tasks. That’s cool. We did, however, see this sweet bit of art: Alas, another week is upon us, and with it comes another set of Star Wars Challenges. Hop to it, y’all! July 13, 2015: Day 71/158 days left
Dress as Han Solo or Chewbacca and host a cocktail hour featuring “Han Solo in Carbonite” ice cubes. No Jabbas invited! July 14, 2015: Day 72/157 days left
Fly the flag of the Galactic Republic, Galactic Empire or Rebel Alliance—choose wisely! July 15, 2015: Day 73/156 days left
You already made your Darth cake back in June, but that was already forever ago. Sweeten up your life this time with a Stormtrooper helmet. July 16, 2015: Day 74/155 days left
Take an evening off from the activities and chill out with the documentary Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy. July 17, 2015: Day 75/154 days left
Are you a comics junkie and still not satisfied after inhaling the first 49 issues of Marvel’s Star Wars? Then you’re in luck, because Volume 3 of the Omnibus collection includes issues 50-67. July 18, 2015: Day 76/153 days left
Don’t get bogged down indoors with all your Star Wars love getting pent up. Take to the backyard and train like Darth Maul. Sure, he was a Sith Ninja super creature, but with commitment and determination—and lots of stretching—you’ll be able to recreate his epic showdown with Obi Wan and Qui Gon Ginn in no time! July 19, 2015: Day 77/152 days left
Recreate Ben & Jerry’s limited run Boba Fett’s Carbonite Crunch flavor. Start with vanilla ice cream and add caramel sauce, a pinch of sea salt, then top it off with Han Solo-in-carbonite chocolate pieces. (You can reuse your carbonite ice tray!) *ANY SUBMISSIONS, PHOTOS, VIDEOS, OR OTHER MATERIAL YOU SHARE MAY BE PUBLISHED ON WIRED.COM OR WIRED’S SOCIAL MEDIA FEEDS, AND MAY BE CROPPED OR EDITED. Go Back to Top. Skip To: Start of Article.
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There are a lot of open source operating systems out there; being open source, they lend themselves to forks, clones or near clones, and friendly offshoots. There are even services to let you customize, download, and (if you choose) bulk-install your own OS based on common components. Phoronix notes a new project called NeXTBSD that might turn more heads than most new open source OSes, in part because of the developers behind it, and in part because of the positive thoughts many people have toward the aesthetics of NeXTSTEP and Mac OS X. (And while it might be a fork of FreeBSD, the developers would rather call it a spork, instead.) NeXTBSD was announced last week by Jordan Hubbard and Kip Macy at the Bay Area FreeBSD Users Group (BAFUG). NeXTBSD / FreeBSD X is based on the FreeBSD-CURRENT kernel while adding in Mach IPC, Libdispatch, notifyd, asld, launchd, and other components derived from Apple's open-source code for OS X. The basic launchd/notifyd/asld/libdispatch stack atop their "fork" of FreeBSD is working along with other basic components of their new design. You can watch a recording of the announcement as well as a longer introduction linked from Phoronix's story.
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KENYA-TELECOM-MOBILE

A team of Princeton and Harvard researchers analyzed the phone call records of 15 million users in Kenya -- not to spy on people, but to study the spread of seasonal disease. The team wanted to see if the movement of phone users can predict outbreaks of seasonal diseases like rubella or German measles. So, they used anonymous records from between June 2008 and June 2009, including locations where people made phone calls. They then compared the data to the areas where cases of rubella were reported in the country. The result? Well, it turns out the subjects' movement patterns matched the locations with the highest risk of rubella within that year-long period.

Princeton assistant professor and lead author C. Jessica Metcalf said:

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Turner1Rescue workers carry an injured fan from the stands at Turner Field during a baseball game between Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees, Saturday, August 29, 2015, in Atlanta.

Image: John Bazemore/Associated Press

2015-08-30 03:54:09 UTC

ATLANTA — A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees.

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Seamless Is Down and People Are Freaking Out

At this very moment, all around New York City, grown, adult humans are gathered around empty plates, clutching morsel-less silverware and hurling epithets at a faceless brand on Twiter. The only sound: A grim busy signal pulsing through the speakerphone and the low grumble of stomachs. Eyes dart to the left, to the right, sizing up companions in terms of both strength and will to live. Tonight, Seamless.com is broken—and someone will have to die.

According to Twitter, if you try to order Seamless in New York right now, your credit card will be charged, your order will be confirmed, and your hopes will rise only to come crashing down once more. Because apparently, Seamless’s computers aren’t sending any outgoing orders to restaurants, meaning that when you do finally call an hour and a half later, you’ll have to place your order all over again. People are losing their minds.

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Jay Z-backed music service Tidal — which carried a live stream of Lil Wayne's Hurricane Katrina benefit show this weekend — cut the transmission during Drake's performance and accused Apple of "interfering with artistry" by not allowing the set to be streamed, a charge which has been refuted.

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In the midst of the show, Tidal's stream went black with a message that read "Apple is interfering with artistry and will not allow this artist to stream. Sorry for big brother's inconvenience." A follow-up report in the NYP said that Apple had threatened a $20 million lawsuit if Tidal streamed Apple Music endorser Drake's set.Drake's manager Future denied that claim, telling BuzzFeed News that the move "has nothing to do with Apple or Drake's deal.""Point blank, 100%. I made a business decision," Future continued. "Apple doesn't have the power to stop us from being part of a live stream. The only people that have the power to do that are Cash Money and Universal, and they're our partners."Despite Future's protestations — and a similar denial from sources at Apple — Tidal insists that Apple was behind the decision to pull the stream."We have all the email receipts and written correspondence that took place with said, blocked performance," a Tidal spokesperson told BuzzFeed. "That being said we choose to keep it classy."Apple has not publicly commented.
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One of the magical innovations of the Web 2.0 era was when the bigger social platforms opened their doors to third-party app developers. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter widely touted ,and profited from, the concept of allowing consumers to plug their social graph into other applications.

We saw the meteoric rise of games, apps and business tools that leverage the ability to quickly insert value into the relationship.

RIP, Good Times.

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In the latest chapter of the Los Angeles Police Department's ongoing saga with unmanned aerial devices, a hobby drone derailed an LAPD helicopter this week while the police aircraft was attempting to locate a suspect in Hollywood.

ABC7 in LA reports the drone came within 50 feet of the LAPD vehicle, redirecting the police's attention towards finding the amateur operator. Eventually, authorities said they found the drone pilot in a Rite Aid parking lot. The man was taken into custody for interfering with police work, and the LAPD confiscated the drone. Authorities did not release the drone pilot's name according to ABC7, but the man was questioned by the police and will face further scrutiny. The Federal Aviation Administration will reportedly question him as well, and a forensics lab will examine the video captured by the drone to determine whether this encounter was on purpose.

 

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This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.

This Week's Top Downloads

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Elon Musk has warned us about robots taking over with the help of AI. He’s even donated money to make sure that it doesn’t happen. However, it sure does seem like Tesla relies on robots quite a bit, even if they’re not being primed to turn the company into Skynet.

At one point this year Musk referred to AI as “summoning the demons.” He says it’s still inevitable, though.

Hope we're not just the biological boot loader for digital superintelligence. Unfortunately, that is increasingly probable

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Isn't the secong G graphics? If graphics pipeline is missing, this is just a multicore CPU..

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Researchers have been working on creating self-healing materials for a while now, and if you look around YouTube, you can find a handful of videos of them in action. But this week a research team described a new material that they claim is even faster at healing, able to repair a puncture wound in about a second.

The material hardens once it interacts with oxygen

The material is an almost liquid resin that hardens as soon as it's exposed to the slightest bit of oxygen. In order for it to work, the resin has to be sandwiched between two walls; should the walls be punctured — by, say, a bullet or debris in space — the resin will immediately react with the incoming oxygen and plug the gap. The research comes primarily from the University of Michigan, with funding coming from NASA. The study was published this week in the American Chemical Society's ACS Macro Letters.

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The owner of adultery website Ashley Madison had already been struggling to sell itself or raise funds for at least three years before the publication of details about its members, according to internal documents and emails also released by hackers as part of their assault on the company in recent weeks.

Some unnamed investors wanted out, multiple attempts to close a deal or raise funds failed, and a public market debut looked increasingly unlikely, the documents show.

Avid Life Media announced on Friday that CEO Noel Biderman, who founded the website in 2001, had left the company with immediate effect, the latest sign of the wrenching impact on the company of the attack that led to the disclosure of sensitive data about millions of clients.

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