Rocket Lab forced to push back launch due to weather

SpaceX might be the worldwide leader in commercial spaceflight — and get a whole lot of attention because of it — but it’s not the only private company vying for a slice of the pie. Rocket Lab, which was founded back in 2006, offers commercial flights into space as well, and its Electron rocket has already delivered satellites into space for paying clients. It was scheduled to launch an Electron rocket again today, but the event was scrubbed at the last minute due to a less-than-cooperative Mother Nature. The launch, which would have been conducted from the company’s launch facility in New Zealand, will be rescheduled. Continue reading… BGR Top Deals: Bose’s popular $100 wired earbuds are somehow down to …

VW’s adorable buggy is part of an electric master plan

The Volkswagen ID. Buggy is cute, doorless (and roofless!), and gives off strong beach vibes. But the dune buggy-inspired concept car is more than its looks. It’s about the possibilities of an electric vehicle. See, it’s not just SUVs and sedans that can get the electric treatment. After making its debut earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, the ID. Buggy was just at Monterey Car Week to show what it can do off the showroom floor. The car kept busy hitting the beach and sand dunes of the California coast this week, not just sitting pretty with fancy design ideas on display. This is a driveable car. Even if it isn’t likely to ever be produced — at …

Alvin Baltrop: remembering New York’s forgotten queer photographer

The Bronx-born photographer captured gay culture on the outskirts in 70s Manhattan and his work is finally receiving the attention it deserves Bronx-born photographer Alvin Baltrop spent days on end documenting gay life at the piers lining Manhattan’s west side. At times, he did so while living in a van. Now, his intimate imagery, mostly unseen, is finally receiving the attention it deserves in a new exhibition at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York. In The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop, which opened last week, over 200 photos from his overlooked archive shed light on the city’s gay culture of the 70s. Continue reading… Read more: theguardian.com

This all-in-1 gimbal camera from DJI helps you take better photos, videos

TL;DR: Snag the Osmo Pocket from the Mashable Shop on sale for $319, down from $349. Be honest: how many of the photos and videos you take on vacation actually make it to your social media feed? Those tipsy clips are probably too shaky to ever see the light of day. As advanced as your smartphone is, it still can’t combat the jitteriness of your drunken hands. DJI gets it, which is why they made the Osmo Pocket, a genius gimbal stabilizer with a built-in 4K camera. Whether you’re ziplining in the mountains, horseback riding on the beach, exploring a new area via bicycle, or just had a few too many margaritas, it helps you capture smooth, stabilized photo and …

HomeGoods’s Pineapple Jack-o’-Lanterns Are My Halloween Aesthetic, and I Need Them All

Scoot over, pumpkins, because pineapples are the new fruit of choice for carving jack-o’-lanterns, and HomeGoods’s new Halloween decor is proof. The home furnishing store has taken the carving out of the equation and released a line of four ceramic pineapple jack-o’-lanterns. The smiling pineapples replace Halloween’s traditional purple and orange color scheme with a more modern white and gold look, so consider my aesthetic needs officially met. The Ceramic Pineapple Jack-o’-Lanterns, currently available at HomeGoods for $10 each, stand 11 inches tall with a 6-inch base. They come in all white, all gold, white with a gold top, and gold with a white top. With so many stylish options, I can easily picture all of these jack-o’-lantern lookalikes lined …

Walt Disney Imagineering Shares a First-Look at Disney Skyliner Costumes

The Disney Skyliner, which is just about a month away from opening, will transport guests high above the Walt Disney World Resort from Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, and Disney’s Riviera Resort. But guests won’t be the only ones flying in style when Disney Skyliner opens. Our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) just shared the first sneak peek at the stylish new costumes Disney Skyliner cast members will don with the system opens on September 29. WDI partnered with Costuming to design new mid-century modern costumes that were inspired by the travel system’s color scheme and the curved shape of the …

Borderlands 3 will use Denuvo

The release of Borderlands 3 is impending, and its PC deployment has brought along no shortage of controversy. It’ll be a timed exclusive to the Epic Games store, and now we know Borderlands 3 will make use of that most derided DRM solution: Denuvo anti-tamper. In a recent set of store page redesigns, the Epic store’s Borderlands 3 landing has been updated to mention that it “incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Denuvo anti-tamper.” Users on the PC Gaming subreddit quickly noted the addition (via VG247). At a minimum, you can expect this to mean that future Epic store releases with extra DRM will tell you as much on the store page. Denuvo’s not foolproof, but it has proven effective in keeping many …

Android app icon design – quick (but dirty;)

Hey guys, As I am still in early development of my app and I needed to make sure I can quickly create logo for Google Play for it. So I read the new google play logo design guidelines here: https://developer.android.com/google-play/resources/icon-design-specifications And realized that I can actually create my own app logo within my own app! – sort of "a thing creates itself" situation. Here I recorded a small video: https://youtu.be/P1oiGeDTT2k In short: – default "canvas" space is 512*512 (how google asks) and you can do higher res. – result will be saved (zip) as svg and png – you can use a premade snippets (by other users) or just use bezier shapes yourself to compile a simple logo – there …

Iconic Chair Revisited in the UK

«Quinze designers du monde du design textile ont été invités à rendre hommage à l’un des plus grands designers britanniques en personnalisant la chaise iconique 675 de Robin Day», explique un communiqué de presse. Initié par Case Furniture en partenariat avec la Fondation Heal’s & Robin et Lucienne Day, le projet intitulé «A Day to Remember» contribuera à améliorer l’avenir des jeunes designers britanniques en soutenant le travail éducatif de la Fondation à travers une exposition ainsi qu’une vente aux enchères en ligne. La fameuse chaise s’est ainsi vue revampée à l’aide de motifs divers et de réinterprétations originales au goût du jour.  Crédit photo: Case Furniture Read more: fubiz.net

Exotic Facial Workout Treatment To Reduce Cheek Fat & Double Chin|Celebrity Facial For Glowing Skin

All of us have tried multiple exercises to loose all the extra facial fat from our cheeks, chin and even jaws. Facial yoga, massages to reduce the excess face fat show results only over a period of time. So the Ageless Clinic has come up with this amazing treatment to reduce excess fat from the face. And it does not end here. Your face gets that beaming glow too after an hour long treatment. So don’t forget to watch this video and go for it. Make sure you subscribe and never miss a video ► https://goo.gl/FOVoGP Doctor’s details: Dr. Harshana Bijlani The Ageless Clinic Mumbai (022 2262 5575) They have branches in Khar, Kala Ghoda – Fort, Malabar Hill & …

A world overrun by white nationalists needs a good rock and roll film

Gurinder Chadha’s movie about a young man inspired by Bruce Springsteen in Blinded by the Light reminds us to strive for a better life On Monday it had been two years to the day since thousands of armed Nazis invaded my town, threatened my family and my neighbors, and killed a young woman named Heather Heyer. I had spent the day in a fog, reflecting on the brave people of Charlottesville, Virginia who had stood their ground against the embodiment of hatred that now seems to spew at us every week – often from the White House itself. I needed some catharsis. I needed a lift. I needed some rock and roll. Continue reading… Read more: theguardian.com

Feature: Best Nintendo Switch FPS Games

The finest First Person Shooters on Switch. Nintendo Switch’s bulging catalogue of games covers almost every genre imaginable, and the First Person Shooter is no exception. Despite hosting some classics on its platforms (GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark helped define the FPS on consoles, and the Metroid Prime series fused the exploration of the 2D classics with the first-person perspective to great effect), Nintendo systems have historically lagged a little behind other consoles in the FPS field, often missing out on the best multiplatform shooters. The success of Switch has changed all that, though, and we’ve seen a raft of FPS games arrive on the handheld hybrid. From remade classics to seemingly ‘impossible’ ports, there’s now plenty to chose from, …

Review: DC Universe Online – A Full Fat, Old-School MMO Featuring Your DC Favourites

Super friends (and foes). Who would have thought when Nintendo Switch first launched in 2017 that we’d have practically every genre imaginable represented in some shape or form. Online shooters. Competitive fighting games. Full fat ARPGs. The lot. Who would have thought we’d have fully fledged MMORPGs on a portable Nintendo console? And DC Universe Online isn’t even the first. The likes of Warframe has paved the way for truly connected and optimised multiplayer experiences, and while Daybreak’s superhero simulator isn’t particularly special, the version that’s touched down on Switch in 2019 is the best it’s ever been. For the uninitiated, DC Universe Online is a free-to-play MMO where you design your own metahuman and explore famous open-world locations from …

The Boss on film: a brief history of Bruce Springsteen on screen

Feel-good British comedy Blinded by the Light might be the most complete Springsteen cinematic experience so far but it’s not the first Music biopics are in no danger of going away. Bohemian Rhapsody’s box office earnings and awarded trophies have either secured or condemned us to more, depending on your point of view. But Bruce Springsteen, the Boss, the Boardwalk Balladeer, “Steinbeck in Leather,” rock n’ roll’s future (according to Jon Landau in 1974) has yet to go the Ray or Rocketman route. As a longtime admirer (who just happened to grow up in the same New Jersey town as the Boss, don’t make me present documented evidence) I’d like to believe that Springsteen’s humble, working class attitude is keeping …

From a gentle squeeze to an emotional embrace, I’m a black-belt in hugging | Hannah Jane Parkinson

A hug is sort of a human contact master key: it works with all the emotions I am aware of the split between huggers and non-huggers; a self-identifier almost as stentorian as Remain or Leave, Manchester United or Liverpool, Blur or Oasis. I am a hugger. I have always been and, barring some traumatising hugging-related incident, always will be. I am tactile in other ways, too. I don’t think anything of putting a light hand on people’s upper arms, or knees, or offering a high-five. This sort of thing in certain scenarios with certain people can be problematic (all powerful men, I am very much looking at you), and some people have such a strong aversion to casual touching that …

The PS4’s DualShock 4 controller is getting some fresh fall colors

Sony’s DualShock 4 controller for the PS4 already has dozens of color variants, but that’s not stopping the company from announcing a few more today: electric purple, titanium blue, rose gold, and red camouflage (for blending in to a bright red forest, I guess?). All four controllers feature a subtle (or, in the case of the red camouflage, not-so-subtle) two-tone color scheme. The electric purple model, in particular, is getting some extra flair in the form of all-white icons for the face buttons in place of Sony’s iconic red / green / pink / blue colors. As is typical for non-black DualShock 4 controllers, the new colorways will be available for $64.99 in September. That’s $5 more than the standard …