This is a video (which appears to be partially Wix commercial) of Youtuber The Q demonstrating how to build a mechanical coin sorting machine out of some basic wood, particleboard, plastic, and hardware. The hand-cranked machine can can allegedly sort up to 300 coins per minute! Could you also build one to sort U.S. coins? I don’t see why not. I mean granted I’m not going to, because I just take all my change to the bank to deposit and wait for them to tell me how they only accept coins already in rolls. And that’s when I lay into them with a sob story about how this is all the money I earned from my lemonade stand before I was run out of town by a ruthless soda magnate and I was just trying to save enough to adopt a puppy. “Does that work?” Not yet, but I feel like it gets a little more convincing every time. Like the puppy thing — that’s new. I add the death of a close friend and I’m in.
Keep going for the video.
Source: Geekologie – How To: Build Your Own Mechanical Coin-Sorting Machine
July’s PlayStation Plus games are here, and if you like soccer or cars you’ll be pleased. As always, these games are only “free” if you have an active PlayStation Plus membership.
Source: Kotaku – Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 And Horizon Chase Turbo Are July’s PlayStation Plus Games
These water-packed foods can lend a helpful assist for meeting your daily hydration needs.
Source: TreeHugger – 19 fruits and vegetables to help keep you hydrated
This is some footage from a highway in Colonna, Italy (~20km southeast of Rome) during a recent 3.6-magnitude earthquake. Two churches in the area were damaged as a result of the quake, but there no reported human injuries, despite the elevated highway on the right looking like how my face feels when the bass drops at the club. “You’re a big clubbing fan, GW?” Oh I love it — the loud music, the dancing, the sexy outfits, the bottle service, the…what else is there? “You’ve never been, have you?” Apparently a lot of doormen frown on flip flops and beer helmets.
Keep going for thew whole video, including some toll-booth footage while I call that club and demand my five dollar bribe back.
Source: Geekologie – Footage Of Highway During Recent Italian Earthquake
Last night, Twitch reinstated Guy “Dr. Disrespect” Beahm’s gargantuan Twitch channel. This follows its removal after an incident at E3 involving a camera, a public bathroom and a 14-day channel suspension.
Source: Kotaku – Two Weeks After Suspending Dr. Disrespect For Livestreaming In Bathroom, Twitch Restores His Channel
Starting today, you can learn Arabic using Duolingo.
Source: LifeHacker – You Can Now Learn Arabic on Duolingo
In addition to pulling a new Raspberry Pi 4 from the oven, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has cooked up a brand new version of its Raspberry Pi operating system, called Raspbian Buster. As the name implies, it is based on Buster, the latest version of Debian Linux (and named after the actual dog in Pixar’s Toy Story movies).
Source: Hot Hardware – Raspberry Pi 4 Gets A New, Feature-Packed Version Of Raspbian Called Buster
France just scored what it’s characterizing as a major victory in the battle to curb online hate speech—one that potentially carries significant implications for privacy and free speech online.
Source: Gizmodo – Facebook Agrees to Hand Over Hate Speech Data to French Courts
But hey, what’s wrong with formaldehyde? It’s in our breath, our apples and our trees.
Source: TreeHugger – Significant levels of formaldehyde found in British houses
Is the WiFi coverage in your home a bit spotty? Are you experiencing lag while playing your favorite games? Netgear may have an answer to your dilemma, as the company has just released the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Mesh WiFi System. It reportedly enhances one’s online experience and extends WiFi broadband through an entire 4-5 bedroom home.
Source: Hot Hardware – Netgear Nighthawk Pro Mesh WiFi Router Targets PC And Console Gaming Enthusiasts
The invasion exploited weaknesses in those companies, their customers, and the Western system of technological defense, Reuters reported on Wednesday. From the report: Hacked by suspected Chinese cyber spies five times from 2014 to 2017, security staff at Swedish telecoms equipment giant Ericsson had taken to naming their response efforts after different types of wine. Pinot Noir began in September 2016. After successfully repelling a wave of attacks a year earlier, Ericsson discovered the intruders were back. And this time, the company’s cybersecurity team could see exactly how they got in: through a connection to information-technology services supplier Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Teams of hackers connected to the Chinese Ministry of State Security had penetrated HPE’s cloud computing service and used it as a launchpad to attack customers, plundering reams of corporate and government secrets for years in what U.S. prosecutors say was an effort to boost Chinese economic interests.
The hacking campaign, known as “Cloud Hopper,” was the subject of a U.S. indictment in December that accused two Chinese nationals of identity theft and fraud. Prosecutors described an elaborate operation that victimized multiple Western companies but stopped short of naming them. A Reuters report at the time identified two: Hewlett Packard Enterprise and IBM. Yet the campaign ensnared at least six more major technology firms, touching five of the world’s 10 biggest tech service providers. Also compromised by Cloud Hopper, Reuters has found: Fujitsu, Tata Consultancy Services, NTT Data, Dimension Data, Computer Sciences Corporation and DXC Technology. HPE spun-off its services arm in a merger with Computer Sciences Corporation in 2017 to create DXC.
Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Source: Slashdot – Eight of the World’s Biggest Technology Service Providers Were Hacked by Chinese Cyber Spies in an Elaborate and Years-Long Invasion
Is it helpful information or a form of digitally-enabled helicopter parenting?
Source: TreeHugger – Daycare apps notify parents about everything their child does
EA patched flaws in its Origin platform that could have enabled hackers to hijack and exploit millions of users’ accounts. The vulnerabilities were spotted by Check Point Research and CyberInt, and once exploited, they could have allowed player accou…
Source: Engadget – EA patched Origin security flaws that put millions of users at risk
While I’m of two minds when it comes to smartphones and tablets, I have to admit they can be useful. Not just for keeping in touch with people or using the web but also to do some work when I’m away from my computer.For me, that work is writing—articles, blog posts, essays for my weekly letter, e-book chapters, and more. I’ve tried many (probably too many!) writing apps for Android over the years. Some of them were good. Others fell flat.read more
Source: LXer – 4 open source Android apps for writers
Apple’s Business Chat is no longer an exclusive club for big companies like the Four Seasons Hotel and Burberry. Cupertino is expanding the service and giving you a way to talk to all 820,000 Shopify merchants via iMessage. Some merchants like HODINK…
Source: Engadget – Apple will let Shopify store owners use iMessage customer support
Last week Dish announced a new service designed to make smart home technology available to all, now it’s launching another service that makes modern tech accessible to everyone. “Dish Fiber” is a combined WiFi and livestreaming TV bundle for those li…
Source: Engadget – Dish launches a WiFi and TV service aimed at apartment dwellers
Summer camp: You might remember it as a place for making friends, braiding lanyards, eating s’mores, jumping in lakes and drenching your mosquito bites in calamine lotion. But for Jamie Lee Lardner, who spent years as a camper and counselor at Camp Pontiac in New York, it was also the ultimate training ground for her…
Source: LifeHacker – A Camp Counselor’s Tricks for Motivating Kids