The Boring Company goes brick-and-mortar with The Brick Store

Elon Musk has shot out some crazy, unbelievable tweets over the last year, but he wasn’t joking about the bricks. Musk has started a company called The Brick Store LLC to produce and sell bricks, according to public documents obtained by TechCrunch. The new company, which was founded in July, will be managed by Steve …

The birth of George Brown

Nov. 29, 1818: This newspaper’s founding proprietor was born 200 years ago this day in a Scottish village. George Brown’s reform-minded father moved the family to New York, where he established a newspaper. But young George preferred British to U.S. rule, and in 1844, he established The Globe in Toronto, which quickly became the most …

WordPress 5.0.2 to Bring Major Performance Improvements, Scheduled for December 19 – WordPress Tavern

WordPress 5.0.1 was released yesterday as a security release with fixes for seven vulnerabilities that were privately disclosed. It includes a few breaks in backwards compatibility that plugin deve… Source: WordPress 5.0.2 to Bring Major Performance Improvements, Scheduled for December 19 – WordPress Tavern

U.S. Crab Fishers Sue 30 Fossil Companies for Impacts of Ocean Warming

The biggest commercial fishing association on the U.S. west coast filed a lawsuit last week against 30 major fossil companies, including Calgary-based Encana Corporation, in a bid to hold them accountable for “significant economic losses” due to ocean warming off California and Oregon. Source: U.S. Crab Fishers Sue 30 Fossil Companies for Impacts of Ocean …

Haken launches mini version of Continuum controller

​Since launching in 1999, Lippold Haken's Continuum Fingerboard has helped unlock expressive creativity in musicians around the globe. But a full-sized Continuum is priced way out of reach of many electronic music players, so Haken Audio has launched the ContinuuMini on Kickstarter.​ Source: Haken launches mini version of Continuum controller

136 years late, La Sagrada Familia finally lands a building permit

After 136 years of unlicensed construction, the law has finally caught up with La Sagrada Familia. The church’s trustees have now reached an agreement with the city of Barcelona that involves €36 million (US$41 million) in payments in return for the church’s first official building permit. ​ Source: 136 years late, La Sagrada Familia finally …

Deep learning algorithm detects Alzheimer’s up to six years before doctors

A new deep learning algorithm has been developed that can study PET scan images and detect the onset of Alzheimer’s six years earlier than current diagnostic methods. The research is part of a new wave of work using machine learning technology to identify subtle patterns in complex medical imaging. Source: Deep learning algorithm detects Alzheimer’s …

Top 10 Countries to Visit in Europe – Bucket List Traveler

No other region packs in more diverse cultures, languages, landscapes, food, and history within such a small area, than the continent of Europe. With 44 countries to choose from in Europe, the below list is the top 10 counties to visit in Europe according to Bucket List Traveler. Source: Top 10 Countries to Visit in …