Liked on YouTube: Maximal Wall Radio – A QUICK EXTRA-VID

A look at an unusual picture frame radio from the 1980s.

Yes – FM is alive and well in the US (today) – and FM is currently broadcasting pretty much everywhere apart from Norway (at the time of typing this message). However *many countries* do have *plans* to switch it off at *some point in the future* – to free up the spectrum for other uses (really so they can sell it off and make a load of money). . So it’s likely that someone will be watching this video in say 10 years time in a country other than Norway that has no FM reception. Or perhaps they are from Norway today (1% of my viewers are from Norway – Hi Norway people – including, but not limited to, Anders). (...)  Mehr ...

Liked on YouTube: Fake videos of real people — and how to spot them | Supasorn Suwajanakorn

Do you think you’re good at spotting fake videos, where famous people say things they’ve never said in real life? See how they’re made in this astonishing talk and tech demo. Computer scientist Supasorn Suwajanakorn shows how, as a grad student, he used AI and 3D modeling to create photorealistic fake videos of people synced to audio. Learn more about both the ethical implications and the creative possibilities of this tech — and the steps being taken to fight against its misuse. (...)  Mehr ...

Liked on YouTube: Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: The First Spacesuit!

Adam Savage is obsessed with spacesuits, and his latest costume build for this year’s Comic-Con incognito walk is a replica of the very first spacesuit made for famed aviator Wiley Post in 1935. Adam’s also excited to experiment with Worbla in this build for the helmet, and make heavy use of his sewing machine for this striking suit! (...)  Mehr ...

Liked on YouTube: HomePod: Far Too Pricey, Siri is Dicey

After 7 months of delays, the Apple HomePod is finally seeing its public release. But can it compete with other voice assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo? Apple’s Tim Cook implies that HomePod took 6-years to develop and was never intended to compete as a voice assistant—rather a stereo replacement. Sonos has the mid-range hi-fi market cornered. Can HomePod take a grasp on the market? (...)  Mehr ...