Saturday, 29 August

02:00

How Close Are We, Really, To Nuclear Fusion? [Slashdot]

StartsWithABang writes: The ultimate dream when it comes to clean, green, safe, abundant energy is nuclear fusion. The same process that powers the core of the Sun could also power everything on Earth millions of times over, if only we could figure out how to reach that breakeven point. Right now, we have three different candidates for doing so: inertial confinement, magnetic confinement, and magnetized target fusion. Recent advances have all three looking promising in various ways, making one wonder why we don't spend more resources towards achieving the holy grail of energy.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Tropical Storm Erika May Fall Apart Over Hispaniola; Dominica Deaths At 20 [News : NPR]

The storm caused devastating flooding and landslides on the tiny island early this week, but may pose less of a threat to Florida, according to National Weather Service forecasts.

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01:00

iPad 4 and iPad 3 Gamestop Weekly (refurbished) starting at $159.99 [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

iPad 4 and iPad 3 Gamestop Weekly (refurbished) starting at $159.99

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Gamestop has select Apple iPad Cellular + WiFi Tablets (AT&T or Verizon, Refurbished) on sale from $159.99. Shipping is free w/ promotional code SAVER. Thanks tlaughner & EthanJM

Sale Apple iPad Tablets (Refurbished):

128GB PNY MicroSD Memory Card (up to 60MB/s) $50 + Free Shipping [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

128GB PNY MicroSD Memory Card (up to 60MB/s) $50 + Free Shipping

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Amazon has 128GB PNY MicroSD Memory Card (up to 60MB/s - model # P-SDUX128U160G-GE) for $49.59. Shipping is free. Thanks ninjaxin
No longer available:
Newegg has 128GB PNY MicroSD Memory Card (up to 60MB/s - model # P-SDUX128U160G-GE) for $79.99 - 38% w/ coupon code EMCAWNW47 = $49.59 + $0.99 shipping.


Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: Please see our forum thread for additional savings.

00:00

H2O Vibe Universal Smartphone Waterproof Case for Smartphones (up to 5.3") $3.43 + free shipping [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

H2O Vibe Universal Smartphone Waterproof Case for Smartphones (up to 5.3") $3.43 + free shipping

Thumb Score: +30
A4C.com has H2O Vibe Universal Smartphone Waterproof Case on sale for $4.29 - $0.86 w/ promo code SLICK20 = $3.43. Shipping is free. Thanks tranquil.

Available colors:
  • Black (Pictured)
  • White
  • Pink

PC Digital Download: Build Your Own Telltale Bundle (Tales from the Borderlands + 4 games for $7, Game of Thrones + 4 games for $8, more) [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

PC Digital Download: Build Your Own Telltale Bundle (Tales from the Borderlands + 4 games for $7, Game of Thrones + 4 games for $8, more)

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Humble Bundle.com is offering their Build Your Own Telltale Games Bundle (PC Digital Download) at a Great Discounts listed below. Thanks Insomniac34

Discounts as follow:
  • 80% off 3 games
  • 83% off 4 games
  • 85% off 5 games
Some examples:
  • Tales From The Borderlands (pictured) + Poker Night at the Inventory + Poker Night 2 + Puzzle Agent + The Walking Dead 400 Days = $6.74
  • Game of Thrones + Poker Night at the Inventory + Poker Night 2 + Puzzle Agent + The Walking Dead 400 Days = $7.49
  • The Walking Dead Season 2 + A Wolf Among Us + Game of Thrones + Poker Night 2 + Puzzle Agent = $13.49
  • Game of Thrones + Tales From The Borderlands + A Wolf Among Us + The Walking Dead Seasons 1 & 2 = $19.49


Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: Steam keys are included for all titles.

Kenya's iHub Creates Accelerator Program For Tech-Hardware Entrepreneurs [Slashdot]

An anonymous reader writes: The iHub in Nairobi has long been at the epicentre of tech developments in Africa, and has been lauded by both Barack Obama and Satya Nadella in recent weeks. It currently has about 3000 software devs registered as members, but since last year has been building a makerspace for hardware entrepreneurs, too. Gearbox, as its called, it's just launched its first incubation program with the backing of Village Capital, offering $100,000 in investment opportunities for 12 entrepreneurs through a three month program. According to the organisers, it's the first of its kind on the continent. (It's certainly not the first hackerspace in Africa, though -- even in 2012, there were quite a few.)

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Friday, 28 August

22:00

Above we have sky [mingthein.com: the reader portfolio Pool]

channyuk has added a photo to the pool:

Above we have sky

submitted to Ming Thein's readers' group on 28th Aug 2015

lanier falls dark [mingthein.com: the reader portfolio Pool]

charliepeek has added a photo to the pool:

lanier falls dark

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Er più. [mingthein.com: the reader portfolio Pool]

Olympi@ has added a photo to the pool:

Er più.

Into a painting by bicycle [mingthein.com: the reader portfolio Pool]

Lorenzo Rinella has added a photo to the pool:

Into a painting by bicycle

Palazzo della Pilotta, Parma
Pilotta palace, Parma

Portrait [mingthein.com: the reader portfolio Pool]

dasar has added a photo to the pool:

Portrait

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Samsung's Gear VR - Virtual Reality - $99 (after $100 IR) shipped at Samsung.com w/code [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

Samsung's Gear VR - Virtual Reality - $99 (after $100 IR) shipped at Samsung.com w/code

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Samsung.com has Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition, Virtual Reality Headset (Note 4 or Galaxy S6 {Pictured}) for $99.99 w/ coupon code VRDPUS. Shipping is free. Thanks linkawy

Note: You must sign in or signup here for a Samsung account to use the above coupon.

Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research:
  • Turn your smartphone into an unparalleled 3-D 360-degree video-watching or game-playing experience like you are really there, in the experience. Check out Techradar or Gizmodo for a in depth review.
  • Our Research shows that Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition, Virtual Reality Headset (Note 4 or Galaxy S6) is $100 less (50% Savings) than the next best price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $200. - GoodDay

SoundBot SB360 Bluetooth 4.0 Hands-Free Car Kit & Music Streaming Dongle with 3-Port 6.6A (33W) USB Car Charger + Built-In Aux Cable for $14.99 AC + Free Shipping @ Newegg.com [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

SoundBot SB360 Bluetooth 4.0 Hands-Free Car Kit & Music Streaming Dongle with 3-Port 6.6A (33W) USB Car Charger + Built-In Aux Cable for $14.99 AC + Free Shipping @ Newegg.com

Thumb Score: +34
Newegg.com has SoundBot SB360 Bluetooth 4.0 Car Kit + 3-Port 6.6A USB Charger for $18.99 - $4 w/ promo code EMCAWNW78 = $14.99. Shipping is free. Thanks TDMVP73



Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: Our research indicates that the SoundBot SB360 Bluetooth 4.0 Car Kit + 3-Port 6.6A USB Charger is $5 less (25% savings) than the next best price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $20. - Randy71

21:00

60" LG 60UF8500 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED HDTV $1300 + Free Shipping [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

60" LG 60UF8500 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED HDTV $1300 + Free Shipping

Thumb Score: +68
Update: This great deal is back!

eBay Deal of the Day has 60" LG 60UF8500 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED HDTV for $1299.99 (price shown at checkout). Shipping is free. Thanks iconian

Specs:
  • Resolution: 3840x2160
  • Refresh Rate: 240Hz
  • Built-In WiFi
  • Inputs
    • 3x HDMI
    • 3x USB
    • 1x Component
    • 1x Composite (shared w/ Component)
  • Includes: 2 Pairs of 3D Glasses


Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: Our research indicates that 60" LG 60UF8500 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED HDTV is $498 lower (28% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $1799.

A Look At the World's First Virtual Reality Theme Park [Slashdot]

redletterdave writes: The Void is the first company to create a virtual reality theme park, where virtual experiences are layered on top of physical, real world environments. Tech Insider was the first media outlet to visit The Void's headquarters in Utah, filming the company's first creations. These experiences are still far from final, but the footage is impressive and entertaining. This is not Lazer Tag.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Scientist Who Wrote Protest Song About Canada's PM Is Put On Leave [News : NPR]

Tony Turner wrote and sang "Harperman," leading a (barefooted) choir through lyrics that ask questions such as "Who squashes all dissent?" and "Who muzzles all the scientists?"

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Google begins advertising home services in search results [The Verge - All Posts]

Google is starting to make it easier to find plumbers, locksmiths, cleaners, and other home service workers. It's rolling out a new type of search ad today that'll place listings for these services at the top of relevant search result pages, although only around the San Francisco Bay Area for now. The listings include a phone number for the business, customer ratings, basic details on their services, and a photo of someone who represents the company. The idea is that you can now just search for "lock repair" and immediately get a locksmith's number, rather than having to look through search results — or, you know, turn to another competitor like Amazon.

But keep in mind that these aren't people working for Google, nor are they...

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Google's self-driving cars might be too good at braking for cyclists [The Verge - All Posts]

Google's self-driving cars are cautious by design, but in at least one instance, it may be a bit too much. A cyclist posting on a road bike forum says that an encounter between themself and a self-driving car ended up with neither moving more than a few inches for a good two minutes. The cyclist apparently came to a stop at a four-way intersection moments after a Google car did, but the cyclist remained standing on their bike. As the car began to move forward, the cyclist also rolled forward slightly, causing the car to come to a halt. While trying to maintain balance on the bike, this back and forth keep going:

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20:00

Canon T5i DSLR Camera + 18-55mm STM Lens + Pro-100 Printer $399 After $350 Rebate + Free S&H [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

Canon T5i DSLR Camera + 18-55mm STM Lens + Pro-100 Printer $399 After $350 Rebate + Free S&H

Thumb Score: +154
Update: Deal is back!

buydig via eBay has Canon T5i DSLR Camera + 18-55mm STM Lens + Pro-100 Printer & Photo Paper + Bag + Memory all for $749 - $350 rebate = $399 with free shipping. Thanks iconian

Westone In-ear Headphones: Pro40 $360, Pro30 $280, Pro20 $189 + Free Shipping [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

Westone In-ear Headphones: Pro40 $360, Pro30 $280, Pro20 $189 + Free Shipping

Thumb Score: +43
Update: Pro40 is on sale now and we added a 2nd model to Pro20 lineup.


Adorama has great deals on High-End Westones Earphones. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian

Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: These are rarely discounted. Pretty good review is available here.

Samsonite Tote-A-Ton Duffle Bag (Various Colors) $15 & More + Free Shipping [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

Samsonite Tote-A-Ton Duffle Bag (Various Colors) $15 & More + Free Shipping

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Samsonite.com has Great Prices on Select Samsonite Bags and Luggages. Prices listed below are reflected once coupon code SLICK has been applied. Shipping is free. Thanks daisybeetle

4 Kumho Tires FS, No Tax $160 after rebates. Many sizes available! [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

4 Kumho Tires FS, No Tax $160 after rebates. Many sizes available!

Thumb Score: +122
TireCrazy.com has Kumho Solus TA11 Tires on sale from $55. Add quantity of 4 to cart for $220 - $20 in cart discount - $80 Rebate = from $120 (final price will vary based on tire selected). Shipping is free. Thanks shredstick

Also available, TireCrazy.com has Kumho Road Venture AT51 Tires on sale from $107. Add quantity of 4 to cart for $428 - $20 in cart discount - $120 Rebate = from $288 (final price will vary based on tire selected). Shipping is free.

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