The Big Picture: A living sculpture made from 'programmed' wooden balls

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Let’s face it: with certain exceptions, most sculptures are pretty static and won’t hold your interest for more than a brief glance. You may pay more notice to Hypersonic’s Breaking Wave project, however. Effectively, it’s a “programmed” analog…

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1Sep

Watch Sony PS4 streams on your Vita with upcoming app

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If you’re a fan of PlayStation 4 game livestreaming, Sony’s about to have a PS Vita app for that. At a prelude to the Tokyo Game Show (TGS), it announced updates that will let you view live PS4 game action directly from a PS Vita. There are also…

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1Sep

Heart Bot can draw an artistic rendition of your heartbeat (video)

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How does a famous-rapper-slash-business-tycoon and a tech titan launch a collaborative project? Apparently, by throwing a fancy soirée graced by the presence of a robotic Picasso. In honor of Intel’s and SMS Audio’s (a company founded by 50 Cent)…

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1Sep

Listen to a song made from recording thousands of industrial machines

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We’ve heard music made from bats’ echolocation signals and the sounds of glaciers before, but what about tunes composed with something a little more, say, industrial? And no, we aren’t talking about Nine Inch Nails’ classic The Downward Spiral. Think…

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1Sep

How would you change the Fitbit Flex?

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Fitbit is one of the most well respected names in the quantified-self space, so we expected a lot of the Fitbit Flex. When we put the device in front of Terrence O’Brien, he found that it wasn’t the most feature-packed, or the flashiest, but…

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1Sep

Amazon's war on e-books, LG's G Watch R and other stories you might've missed

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This week, we reviewed the HTC One for Windows, investigated Amazon’s controversial e-book-pricing model, played around with Hyperlapse, learned about LG’s G Watch R and more! Read on for Engadget’s news highlights from the last seven days. Oh, and…

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1Sep

Iceland Raises Aviation Alert to Red Again After Small Lava Eruption Near Bardarbunga Volcano

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REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland’s authorities on Sunday raised the aviation warning code to red for a region close to the subglacial Bardarbunga volcano after a small fissure eruption in the area.

The country’s meteorological agency described the eruption in the Holuhraun lava field, about 5 kilometers (3 miles) north of the Dyngjujoekull glacier, as a “very calm lava eruption and can hardly be seen on seismometers.”

See also: Iceland Investigating Two Volcanoes After Overnight Eruption

“Visual observation confirms it is calm, but continuous,” the weather agency said on its website.

Sunday morning’s eruption, which took place at around 1 a.m. ET, followed a smaller one in the same site on Friday that also prompted authorities to briefly raise the aviation warning code to restrict flights in the area. Read more…

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31Aug

Who Is Your Fantasy Football MVP?

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For National Football League fans, the wait is almost over. After months of off-season news, the NFL Draft and preseason games, the real thing is just around the corner.

And with it comes the start of another rapidly growing tradition in the United states: fantasy football. As we draft our fantasy football teams, we’re placing our bets on a few elite players who will hopefully carry us to the top of our leagues.

See also: 8 People Crashing Your Fantasy Football League

Many of those MVPs come off the fantasy draft board early, and while not every single one pays off in the way we’d hoped, others play beyond our wildest expectations. Who do you think will be the top fantasy football players by position this year? Read more…

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31Aug

Taylor Swift to Join 'The Voice'

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After debuting her new single “Shake it Off” at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, Taylor Swift is now reportedly set to join “The Voice,” a singing competition show on NBC.

According to US Weekly, the 24-year-old singer plans to appear on the show’s seventh season as an adviser that may encourage contestants across several teams

See also: Taylor Swift is Not Going to Age Well

Swift is no stranger to the TV show. She performed on “The Voice” during the fourth season

The show’s coaches this season are: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. Other advisers include Stevie Wonder, Gavin Rossdale, Little Big Town and Alicia Keys, according to US Weekly. Read more…

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31Aug

Ferrari Hates DeadMau5's Nyan Cat Car, Sends Cease And Desist

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While Deadmau5′s fans loved his “Purrari,” the Ferrari he tricked out with a Nyan cat theme, the Italian car maker was not a fan

Ferrari sent the electronic music producer, famous for wearing a mouse-head helmet during shows, a cease and desist letter regarding his decorated Ferrari 458 Spider, which he put up for sale for $380,000 earlier this summer.

See also: Ferrari GTO Could Become World’s Most Expensive Car

Deadmau5, also known as Joel Zimmerman, removed the sky blue car wrap inspired by the internet meme, Nyan cat, which has a pop-tart body and leaves a rainbow trail while it flies through space, he announced on Twitter this week. Read more…

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31Aug

4 Underdog Candidates Who Scored Their Dream Job

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Whether you’re already employed and looking for new opportunities or are looking for work for the first time, the job search can unearth some brutal realities. Even if you’re an experienced professional with tons of accomplishments under your belt, you may not get the job — and that can be a bitter pill to swallow.

So what happens when you don’t have a strong resume to begin with? With more than 250 resumes received per job opening, employers are expecting an account of your background that speaks to your strengths and career wins. Can you still compete for jobs with those who appear more qualified — at least on paper? Read more…

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31Aug