nerd talk

Guy Makes Dave Grohl out of Rubik's Cubes!

It's like my best worlds have collided - cubing and rock music with this sweet ass portrait of Dave Grohl! A post shared by Giovanni Contardi (@jvenb) on Jun 3, 2018 at 1:18pm PDT The road to competitive rubik's cube (a real thing) involves collecting tons of different cubes, solving them for hours...
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Nerd Talk: AI To Become More Like Kirk, Less Like Spock

Scrolling through the /r/Formula1 subreddit like I do on the daily, I came across a Ted Talk from a dude in Portland talking about how machines will soon augment our brains to help us break out of our little thought boxes and find new ways to create magnificent feats of engineering, art, and other...
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This App Can Detect Album Covers Using Your Smartphone

What some people (me) are referring to as "reading skills" is being replaced using Google AI and your smartphone to give us an app that detects what album cover you're looking at. Record Player will take a look at the weird record store find you've made thumbing through buckets of bad vinyl and...
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Tycho in 4k

Nerd Talk: NASA's 4K Tour of the Moon is just Badass

As a tiny little virus running around changing the Earth to my own liking, it's a complex abstract idea to understand the scale, distance, and the barren surface of our natural satellite the moon. If you don't believe that Earth is round, please stop reading and go hate yell at someone on the...
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Nerd Talk: Programmer Makes Bot To Capture Seattle Sunsets and the Time-lapses are Insanely Beautiful

A Seattle programmer found a way to keep us from ever having to miss a gorgeous sunset again, and he's made the code for it available for free! We keep ourselves so busy feeding the big data machine with modern circuit training - two minutes on Facebook - switch - two minutes on Instagram - switch...
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Nerd Talk: We Built the LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V Rocket

1,969 awesome pieces all come together to form the greatest Lego build I’ve ever completed. Look, do I think that new 7500 piece Millennium Falcon is awesome? Yes. A Super Star Destroyer ? Also, yes. But when I was gifted a Lego set for Christmas, a purchase of love from a family member trying to...
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Nerd Talk: Finally a Pill For Tracking Your Farts

Australian "scientists" have invented an ingestible pill whose design allows it to track the build-up or depletion of gas in your guts. It's a fart pill... for tracking farts. Seriously though, understanding how all those craft beers turn to farts in your guts is an important element of...
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Nerd Talk: Nerds help you dip your nuggets safely with a new sauce holder in your car

It's one of the toughest struggles of that fast food life - waiting until you get home to cram junk in your wind tunnel. Right, like you're going to eat just a few fries on that 10-minute drive in traffic? Side note: why does fry smell linger in a car way longer than the worst of farts? Anyway,...
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Nerd Talk: This Lyric Speaker Brings Music To Life

Look, you can pretend that you don't like karaoke - I certainly keep that charade up... until I'm at the bar with a couple pops in me and a song comes on that I love. Just try and fight that urge to sing and gesticulate - it's nearly impossible. I think that's what makes the "Lyric Speaker" from...
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Here’s how you stream a giant robot fight!

It’s USA vs Japan in a battle to scrap. On Tuesday, October 17th, you can pop over to Twitch and stream a battle of giant robots smashing the bolts out of one another. This is like every dream 12-year-old me had growing up watching the crappest mech movie ever that I still very much love: Robot Jox...
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