Polish hackers create an indoor location system for disabled students

 A group of students from the Warsaw University of Technology and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow built an indoor location system for disabled students. They’re rolling out the app, created during a local Campus App Challenge/hackathon. The creators, Łukasz Ławniczak, Jakub Kmiotek, Tomasz Urbaszek, Miron Marczuk, and Szymon Stankiewicz, used a tool called IndoorWay to map and… Read More

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‘Shadow of the Colossus’ PS4 remake exceeds the original

 Shadow of the Colossus is one of those games I’ve purchased multiple times on multiple platforms, because the original was about as unique and satisfying a video game experience as you can find. But the new PlayStation 4 remake of the Team ICO standout, which recreates the game in stunning 4K HDR, is that rare remake that proves a better and more satisfying experience than the… Read More

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Why inclusion in the Google Arts & Culture selfie feature matters

 When Google Arts & Culture’s new selfie-matching feature went viral earlier this week, many people of color found that their results were limited or skewed toward subservient and exoticized figures. In other words, it pretty much captured the experience of exploring most American or European art museums as a minority. Read More

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Chronext raises $34 million to bring nice watches to your bare wrist

 There are a number of services that let you sell your used watches or simply purchase new watches but few have the funding war chest of Chronext. This online services lets you buy and sell fancy watches for a fraction of the price and, as evidenced by their performance and the performance of competitor Crown and Caliber, it looks like that market is heating up. Created by Philipp Man and… Read More

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New Sequoia China investment values Australian design company Canva at $1 billion

 Canva, the Australian provider of graphic design software as a service, has become the world’s latest unicorn with a new investment led by Sequoia China.
A $40 million dollar round gives the company its eye-popping new valuation, following a year of tremendous growth in 2017 where Canva reached profitability and notched 294,000 paying customers for its design software-as-a-service… Read More

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NASA to screen ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ on the International Space Station

rey last jedi Being an astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station shouldn’t mean that you have to miss out on much-anticipated movie releases like Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In fact, it should probably mean the opposite, which is why it’s great news that NASA will work with Disney to arrange a screening for ISS crew of the new movie, which is arriving in theatres in the U.S. Read More

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This website will generate apologies for men accused of sexual harassment

 Are you a celebrity who’s sexually harassed a bunch of people and are now in need of an apology to subdue an angry mob? Look no further than the Celebrity Perv Apology Generator.
The desktop app packages all the usual elements of several recent non-apologies that have come up when other fellow perverts’ dark pasts have come to light. In what might be described as a more honest… Read More

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How to talk about cryptocurrency at the holiday dinner table

 You’re sitting down to a nice meal and your aunt, always one step ahead, mentions she wants to start investing in Bitcoin. You freeze, a drip of gravy plopping off the ladle. It’s your time to shine. You got this. First, you know that the state of crypto is very, very good. This has been a banner year for cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin rose from $738 a year ago to $8220 as of this year.… Read More

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The BOLDR Expedition Watch lets you get away

 BOLDR is a small watch company with a distinct style. Selling primarily on Kickstarter, the company has gone through a number of design iterations to land on the <a target="_blank" href="“>Expedition, a watch designed to take you to the farthest reaches of the Earth and/or the copier down the hall. The Expedition is reminiscent of some of the Hamilton Field Watches… Read More

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