An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: De Beers, which almost single-handedly created the allure of diamonds as rare, expensive and the symbol of eternal love, now wants to sell you some party jewelry that is anything but. The company announced today that it will start selling man-made diamond jewelry at a fraction of […]
Enlarge / Bre Burns showing off her pinball machine. (credit: The Brothers Brick) If you’re a nostalgia-minded geek, you might have a soft spot for the classic Space Lego sets, with their iconic orbiting rocket ship logo. You might also be fond of the physical action of pinball, full of tactile sensations so often missing […]
The startup that made 3D emojis for Samsung’s phones promises change.
A report via Hacker Noon sheds some light on the practice of using bots to mass-produce videos for YouTube. The YouTube channel Breaking News Today, for example, constantly generates new videos from recent news sources, and posts as often as every few minutes. You can tell the videos are bot-produced because they always start off […]
Good journalism is worth paying for, full stop. As part of a larger plan to help valuable reporting thrive in an age where content is a commodity, Google unveiled a new tool for publishers called Subscribe that makes it trivial to — what else? — su…
It’s-a me! Fortunately, American curler Matt Hamilton has mushroom in his heart for the jokes about his video game doppelganger.
Enlarge / Ribosomes sometimes ignore one of these. (credit: Noirathsi’s Eye / Flickr) Folks in the Baranov lab in County Cork, Ireland, were just reviewing old data they had lying around—you, know, as one does on a slow, boring afternoon—and they noticed something weird. The complexes within a cell that translate RNA into proteins were […]
If you thought that the cutting edge of vacuum-insulated coffee mugs was to buy one in a color other than black, then boy have we got news for you. Cauldryn Coffee is showing off its modular coffee cup that promises to revolutionize the way we carry…
LAPD arrests 25-year-old man in connection with an officer-involved shooting that may have arisen from a dispute over an online game wager.