This Week In Technology – November 18, 2017

redditlinkThis is the Tesla semi truck

The New Tesla Semi Truck can go 400 Miles on a Single Charge

The new truck also has the ability to let the driver stand up and move the steering column to the center of the truck.
Tesla Motors

redditlinkIntroducing the New Firefox: Firefox Quantum

Introducing the New Firefox: Firefox Quantum

This new browser claims to be fastest ever, and the numbers suggest that too.
Mozilla

redditlinkScientists Reveal a Neural Implant That Increases Human Memory

Scientists Reveal a Neural Implant That Increases Human Memory

The subjects had a improved 15% short term memory and 25% improved working memory.
HARTWIG HKD

redditlinkRobot bees can now dive in and out of water using tiny combustible rockets

Robot Bees can now Dive In and Out of Water Using Tiny Combustible Rockets

The RoboBee’s accomplish this by having a spark ignite a tiny gas chamber inside the bees.  This then will shoot them out of the water
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

redditlinkThe Largest Digital Camera In The World Takes Shape

The Largest Digital Camera In The World Takes Shape

The goal of this camera is to take multiples panoramic photos of the sky to see what changes happen over time.
Joe McNally/Getty Images

redditlinkThe Latest Version of the Atlas Robot by Boston Dynamics

The Latest Version of the Atlas Robot by Boston Dynamics

The robot can now do full on flips and large jumps.

redditlinkFCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

This means you will have to pay extra to visit certain websites.  Contact your local state representatives immediately to stop this.
U.S. Federal Communications Commission

redditlinkBluetooth Hack Affects 20 Million Amazon Echo and Google Home Devices

Bluetooth Hack Affects 20 Million Amazon Echo and Google Home Devices

The scary part is all the older android devices that will be susceptible to this attack.
cnet

redditlinkThe FDA has approved the first digital pill

The FDA Has Approved the First Digital Pill

The pill has tiny sensors that relay information to a patch worn by the patient.  The patch then transmits data to a smart phone that a patient can share with their doctor.
Proteus Digital Health

redditlinkThe Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests

A New Study Suggestions The Apple Watch can Accurately Detect Sleep Apnea and Hypertension

They took 6,115 users, measured the vitals (heart rate and step count) on 70% of them, and fed that information into a Deep Neural Network to predict the health status of the other 30%.
prykhodov/123RF

This Week In Science – November 17, 2017

redditlinkA psychedelic drug traditionally used in South America improves people’s general sense of wellbeing and may offer a treatment for alcoholism and depression

A Psychedelic Drug Traditionally Used in South America Improves People’s General Sense of Well Being

The drug is called may offer hope for treating both alcoholism and depression.  For those after the abstract paper on  it click HERE
ayahuascafoundation

redditlinkModerate alcohol consumption improves foreign language skills

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Improves Foreign Language Skills

Alcohol doesn’t improve your skills but makes you more comfortable with verbalizing the language
iStock

redditlinkA potentially habitable world, termed Ross 128 b, has been discovered just 11 light years away

A Potentially Habitable World, Termed Ross 128 b, has been Discovered just 11 Light Years Away

The planet does not seem to be in a Tidal Lock
European Southern Observatory

redditlinkIn 1975 two conservationists discovered a gorgeous salamander in the rainforests of Guatemala. No one ever saw it again – and Jackson’s climbing salamander was feared extinct – until last month when local forest guard, Ramos León-Tomás, sat down in the forest for lunch.

A Salamander Thought Extinct Since 1975 has been Rediscovered in the Rain Forests of Guatemala

It was rediscovered when a local forest guard, Ramos León-Tomás, sat down in the forest for lunch.
Carlos Vásquez Almazán

redditlinkAntarctica Was Once Covered in Forests. We Just Found One That Fossilized

Ancient Antarctica Fossilized Forest Discovered

It was known these forests existed, but this is the first fossilized one found.
Erik Gulbranson

redditlinkNASA's James Webb Space Telescope Early Science Observations Revealed

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Early Science Observations Revealed

The telescope will launch in 2019 with public data that anyone can analyze.
NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)

redditlink Helium-resistant material could enable stable nuclear fusion

 Helium-Resistant Material Could Enable Stable Nuclear Fusion

The material may be useful for transporting electricity or for introducing solutions that alter the nature of the material.
eurekamagazine

redditlinkMIT just won a prize for their Mars colony design.

A Team at MIT Won a Prize for Their Mars Colony Design

Most of the colony is underground and the above ground parts are for gathering energy from the sun and recreation.
Valentina Sumini / MIT Redwood Forest Team

redditlinkA new study reveals how 'an old gene that was no longer functional was recycled from the vast “genome junkyard” to increase the sensitivity of elephant cells to DNA damage, enabling them to cull potentially cancerous cells early.'

A Zombie Gene Protects Elephants From Cancer

A new study reveals how ‘an old gene that was no longer functional was recycled from the vast “genome junkyard” to increase the sensitivity of elephant cells to DNA damage, enabling them to cull potentially cancerous cells early.’
C. E. Timothy Paine

This Week In Movies – November 16, 2017

redditlinkMario Bros. Set to Jump to Big Screen in Movie Deal with Universal’s Illumination

Mario Bros. Set to Jump to Big Screen in Movie Deal with Universal’s Illumination

– This will be created by the same studio that made “Despicable Me”
– Nintendo and Universal already have a track record with rides at Universal Studios

redditlinkTeaser Poster for Deadpool 2

Teaser Trailer for Deadpool 2

– They also did the cover of good housekeeping Link
– They also did a recreation of a famous poster Link

redditlink'Star Wars' & 'Jurassic World’ Writer Derek Connolly to Write ‘Metal Gear Solid’ Film

‘Star Wars’ & ‘Jurassic World’ Writer Derek Connolly to Write ‘Metal Gear Solid’ Film

– Keep in mind lots of video game movie scripts have been written, and not created.  Halo , Mass Effect, and Bioshock for example

redditlinkInterstellar 4K Ultra HD coming out December 19th

Interstellar 4K Ultra HD coming out December 19th

– Here are the specs Codec: HEVC / H.265 Resolution: Native 4K (2160p) HDR: HDR10 Aspect ratio: 2.39:1, 1.78:1 Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

redditlinkRian Johnson, Writer-Director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, to Create All-New Star Wars Trilogy

Rian Johnson, Writer-Director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, to Create All-New Star Wars Trilogy

– Disney must be really happy with how “The Last Jedi” turned out
– It will be in a new corner of the Star Wars Universe and have nothing to do with the Skywalker saga.

redditlink‘Wonder Woman 2’ Flies To Nov. 1, 2019 With Gal Gadot

‘Wonder Woman 2’ Flies To Nov. 1, 2019 With Gal Gadot

– The film looks to be released around the same time as the next James Bond movie.
– The invisible jet is also confirmed to be in this movie

redditlinkBO's 'Deadwood' Revival Film Planning Fall 2018 Production Start

HBO’s ‘Deadwood’ Revival Film Planning Fall 2018 Production Start

– This movie has been in planning for years with no other progress.
– Paula Malcomson and Ian McShane have announced commitment to the film

redditlinkRotten Tomatoes will delay the release of its Justice League score

Rotten Tomatoes Delayed the Release of its Justice League Score

– The score is being delayed to promote a new show by rotten tomatoes called “See it/Skip it” which is raising some eyebrows.

redditlinkActor John Hillerman Dies at 84

Actor John Hillerman has Passed Away at 84

– Most notable for his roles in ‘Magnum P.I.’ and ‘Chinatown’.
– Also famous for his role in the comedy Blazing Saddles.

redditlinkDirector George Miller sues Warner Bros over Mad Max: Fury Road earnings

Director George Miller sues Warner Bros over Mad Max: Fury Road earnings

– Good chance this is why no new Mad Max movies have been made.
– “Fury Road” was a hit with critics and the box office, winning multiple awards.

This Week In Recipes – November 15, 2017

redditlinklow carb Philly Cheesesteak Skillet Casserole

Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Skillet Casserole

– You could also call this a frittata
– If you Sous vide the meat then you can cook it for only 15 minutes

redditlinkEasy Beef Stroganoff

Easy Beef Stroganoff

– Cutting the meat partially frozen is a key step.
– For a lower carb version try the meat over cauliflower rice

redditlinkPhilly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

– This is a great go to recipe when you are out camping
– The cheese looks like Havarti but I would stick to Provolone

redditlinkBeef, Bacon and Beer Potjie

Beef, Bacon and Beer Potjie

– Potjie is pronounced like poy-kee
– The beer in the image is called Grolsch

redditlinkLoaded Pretzel Bombs

Loaded Pretzel Bombs

– These are a pretzel hybrid and you dont need to do a boiling dip in baking soda
– Try adding in German sausages or any other meat you enjoy.

redditlinkLittle pumpkin, pumpkin buttermilk rolls

Little Pumpkin, Pumpkin Buttermilk Rolls

– This version does have a few changes you can view HERE.
– These are the most adorable rolls I have ever seen.

redditlinkLasagna "Pop Tarts"

Lasagna “Pop Tarts”

– I have no clue why they didnt call them Hot Pockets but oh well.
– Make some cuts on the top to let steam vent and keep them from exploding.

redditlinkOnion Pakoda Recipe

Onion Pakoda Recipe

– In India ketchup is called tomato sauce.

redditlinkPumpkin Cheesecake filled Waffles

Pumpkin Cheesecake Filled Waffles

– This recipe is for 8-10 people so halving it is great for just 2
– Basically it’s a Cheesecake Calzone.

redditlinkThe Perfect Key Lime Pie

The Perfect Key Lime Pie

– Nothing really to add about this recipe, other than it looks great.

This Week In Gaming – November 14, 2017

redditlinkEA Cutting Battlefront II Heroes Unlock Costs By 75%

EA Cutting Battlefront II Heroes Unlock Costs By 75%

– The new adjustment lowers the time to get special heroes from 40 to 10 hours of time
– The system still allows people to pay to get special perks in game

redditlinkLinus takes on the Pimax 8k

Linus takes on the Pimax 8k

– The famous tech reviewer states the Pimax 8k dwarfs previous gen VR
– He also states there is motion blurring from lag that caused motion sickness for him

redditlinkEA to Acquire Respawn Entertainment

EA to Acquire Respawn Entertainment

– Respawn Entertainment is famous for the Titanfall Franchise
– The founders of Respawn also developed the Call of Duty franchise.

redditlinkEA removed the refund button on their webpage

EA Did Not Remove Refund Button on Their Webpage

– When you pre order a game you must wait until its released for the refund button.  This confused those wanting to cancel as they had to contact EA

redditlinkHarry Potter Wizards Unite by Niantic (Pokemon GO for the Harry Potter Universe) announced - beta signup available!

Harry Potter Wizards Unite by Niantic Announced

– Beta Signups are available right now
– Niantic is the same company that made Pokemon Go

redditlinkouth Park: Phone Destroyer heads to iOS and Android at November 9th

South Park: Phone Destroyer Heads to iOS and Android November 9th

– There are over 45 characters, over 90 cards to collect, upgrade, and put to use on the field against your rivals.
– Hopefully the game’s micro transaction system doesnt ruin it.

redditlinkTEKKEN 7 - Noctis Lucis Caelum Reveal Trailer

TEKKEN 7 – Noctis Lucis Caelum Reveal Trailer

– For those unaware he is a famous character in the latest Final Fantasy game.

redditlinkObsidian teasing new game

Obsidian Entertainment Teases A New Game

– The company is most notable for creating Fallout New Vegas.
– Most likely it will not be a new fallout game.

redditlinkAssassin’s Creed Origins Sells 100% More Copies Than Syndicate

Assassin’s Creed Origins Sells 100% More Copies Than Syndicate

– A.C Origins was recently released and has gained amazing reviews from both critics and users.

redditlinkInjustice 2 – Fighter Pack 3 Revealed

Injustice 2 – Fighter Pack 3 Revealed

– Yes the TMNT are in this.  It is unsure if you play as all 4 at once or not.
– Also The Atom and Enchantress are in this fighter pack.

This Year In Thanksgiving – 2017

redditlinkThanksgiving Sandwich

How To Make The Thanksgiving Sandwich from “Friends”

– This is the perfect plan for the day after Thanksgiving

redditlinkThe Turkstrocity

The Turkstrocity

– Made From Octopus, Turkey, and Snow Crab
– Turducken is a thing of the past.

redditlinkA Ballsy Turkey Vulture

A Ballsy Turkey Vulture

– Unsure if this is going to be a gruesum video or not?
– Spoiler its safe for work.

redditlinkWhy is Turkey Popular for cold meats?

Why Turkey’s Popular for Cold Cuts

– A professional explains why turkey is popular for cold cuts.
– Basically it all boils down to profits..

redditlinkHow to Make Great Turkey Stock

How to Make Great Turkey Stock

– these are tricks from a professional chef on how to make great turkey stock.

redditlinkSnoop Dogg gives out 3000 turkeys to Families this thanksgiving

Snoop Dogg Gives Out 3000 Turkeys to Families This Thanksgiving

– Snoop Dogg does this event every year to help bring the community and families together.

redditlinkTurkeys caught in an endless loop

Turkeys Caught in an Endless Loop

– Turkeys apparently can get caught in an endless loop.
– THe blindly follow the leader.

redditlinkThe Odd Names Of Turkey's Around The World

The Odd Names For The American Turkey Around The World

– We call them turkeys because they where believed to have come from turkey.
– In Turkey the bird is called an India.

redditlinkThe Real Differences Between Dark and Light Meat

The Real Differences Between Dark and Light Meat

– Dark Meat has a slightly higher calorie count.
– It also contains more iron, zinc, and other nutrients vs white meat.

redditlinkTurkey Farms are Using Alpacas To Protect Them

Turkey Farms are Using Alpacas To Protect Them

– The Alpacas will accept the turkeys are part of their pack
– They will become extremely protective chasing off predators.