Everyone should mess with this painting app from the 80s

When I started using computers as a child, I naturally gravitated towards making weird drawings and strange shapes on Microsoft Paint. But there were a ton of apps that were popular before that. Programmer Vikrum Nijjar has resurrected one of them called Kid Pix in a browser window. The app was originally released for Macs in 1989. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, it might be because the app was before your time (and mine): it was originally released for Macs in 1989. In my spare time, I ported Kid Pix 1.0 to JS/HTML ✨https://t.co/70UhXnVDza — V:IKRUM> (@vikrum5000) August 4, 2021… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Will the EU reach its emissions targets? 3 sustainability startups weigh in

While many celebrated the potential emissions reductions achieved during a year and a half of life in quarantine, the summer of 2021 alone has seen wildfires raging across the US Pacific Northwest, Turkey, and Greece, and extreme flooding across Germany, China, Uganda, and India, just to name a few. On July 14th the European Commission published a new set of climate change proposals aimed at bringing the bloc closer to its 2030 goal to reduce emissions by 55% (from its 1990 levels) and eventually become completely climate neutral by 2050.  The far reaching proposals cover a number of areas, expanding… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Big brands are funneling as much as $2.6 billion into misinformation websites per year

Summary List Placement Despite the maturation of digital advertising, major marketers still buy ads that inadvertently fund sites that propagate misinformation online. Advertisers buying automated ads online contribute as much as $2.6 billion globally in estimated ad revenue to websites peddling misinformation every year, according to a new report from measurement firm Comscore and NewsGuard, a company that uses journalists and artificial intelligence to identify misinformation across the internet.  NewsGuard and Comscore cross-referenced 7,500 websites that Comscore measures with a NewsGuard tool that vets the credibility of websites. They found that 1.68% of display ad spending on those sites went to publishers of misinformation — representing $2.6 billion of the… Read More

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Bill Gates discusses his marriage, his past ties to Jeffrey Epstein, and Microsoft’s alleged toxic workplace culture in new interview

Summary List Placement Bill Gates discussed his marriage to Melinda French Gates, his past relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, and Microsoft’s alleged toxic workplace culture in his first public appearance since his divorce was finalized earlier this week. Gates appeared in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Wednesday to discuss his work in the fight against COVID-19. But the billionaire philanthropist first responded to questions regarding his personal relationships. On Monday, Gates and his former wife, Melinda French Gates, officially divorced, ending their 27-year marriage, which he called “a very sad milestone.” “Melinda’s a great person, and that partnership that we had coming to an end is a source of… Read More

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American Airlines will let you watch 30 minutes of TikTok in the air for free

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Free TikTok has arrived on some of American Airlines’ flights, according to a press release put out by the company (via CNET). Passengers will be able to use the app for up to 30 minutes for free, which gives them time to watch at least ten of the new, longer TikToks. If you don’t have the app already installed, the airline says you’ll be able to download it for free while in the air. The move to make TikTok available to travelers comes as airlines are trying to get attention back on flying, after the number of people traveling by air dropped during the pandemic.… Read More

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Draw like it’s 1989 with this Kid Pix web app

Kid Pix, an iconic piece of kid-friendly desktop art software, has been ported to Javascript and HTML by Vikrum Nijjar. The web version of Kid Pix is based one the original 1.0 version released for Macs in 1989 by Craig Hickman. It has the expected tools like paint brushes, rubber stamps, shapes, and letters, all scored by Kid Pix’s highly memorable sound effects. The sounds and Kid Pix’s somewhat inscrutable interface are the real draw here. The program’s inherent playfulness encourages you to explore, even if you’re not a kid anymore. You can see a spokesperson from Kid Pix’s first publisher Broderbund talk through some of the original app’s features… Read More

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This smart necklace could track your detailed facial expressions

Human facial movements convey emotions, and help us communicate nonverbally and perform physical activities, such as eating and drinking. Tracking facial movements—and possibly their cause—is one of the proposed applications for NeckFace, one of the first necklace-type wearable sensing technologies. A team led by Cheng Zhang, assistant professor in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College […] The post This smart necklace could track your detailed facial expressions appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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New vapor-collection technology could save water while clearing the air

About two-fifths of all the water that gets withdrawn from lakes, rivers, and wells in the U.S. is used not for agriculture, drinking, or sanitation, but to cool the power plants that provide electricity from fossil fuels or nuclear power. Over 65 percent of these plants use evaporative cooling, leading to huge white plumes that […] The post New vapor-collection technology could save water while clearing the air appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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COVID pandemic may increase this health risk in older people

In a new study from the University of Michigan, researchers found the COVID-19 pandemic may have increased older adults’ risk of falling and injuring themselves, due to changes in physical activity. More than a third of people between the ages of 50 and 80 report their physical activity declined in the pandemic’s first 10 months, […] The post COVID pandemic may increase this health risk in older people appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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