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How Technology Has Improved Body Transformations

Technology is constantly evolving and is being used more and more when it comes to transforming body parts. From traditional technology being gradually updated for modifications such as tattoos and piercings, to advanced technology such as femtosecond lasers being used for transformations such as laser eye surgery, technology has rapidly improved body transformations over the last few years.

Minimal Scarring

One of the main ways technology has improved body transformations is by allowing there to be minimal scarring. This is especially true when it comes to FUE hair transplants, which is used during cheap hair transplants in Turkey and around the rest of the world. Tiny needles are used with FUE in order to help reduce the scarring that was previously caused by other hair transplant techniques such as FUT, and this is now being used across a number of hair transplants for men and women, including beard transplants and eyebrow transplants.

Pain Free

An advancement in technology has allowed some procedures to be carried out pain-free. Of course prior to this anesthetics were used, and they still are to this day, but the aftermath of the surgery allows the patient to heal in less pain and in more comfort than they would have previously. Smaller incisions and more precise application also allows faster healing times, while helping to reduce any adverse risks of infection and other problems that can be caused. All of this is due to an advancement in technology.

Better Results

An advancement in technology has allowed more precise results. For example, during a face lift, surgeons can now use an endoscope, which is essentially a small camera inserted into a tiny cut in the skin, for surgeons to see which part of their patient’s muscles need tightening and how much excess fat needs to be removed exactly, in order to provide a closer replica of the patient’s desired outcome. This is also true when it comes to breast augmentation, lip augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty and much more and methods are becoming not only easier for the surgeons to carry out, they are also helping to improve the effectiveness and results of the procedure.

Reducing Human Error

Technology has allowed body transformations to become more precise and accurate, and equally reducing the room for human error. More advanced forms of technology such as femtosecond lasers have been used as a way to transform the way eye surgery is performed. Previously, a slit would have been made using hand-held tools rather than a laser, and this could have led to complications with the eye. On top of this, human error can also occur during long procedures that can last hours on end and require a large number of bodies within the team. This can be reduced dramatically as technology allows the procedure to speed up, from consultation, through the procedure and throughout the after care service too. Every new form of technology in the cosmetic surgery and body transformation industries are safer, more accessible and more customizable for patients to determine their desired outcome, and to achieve it with less procedures having to take place.

How Tech Has Made Builders Lives A Lot Easier Over The Last 10 Years

Technology is very quickly taking over the world, probably more than we know. The first technologies began to make ploughing the fields and other manual labor jobs a lot easier, and now more technology is being introduced into the construction industry in order to make the process of building a lot easier for builders. However, this could also quickly begin to make their jobs less valuable, and tech could start to replace their jobs altogether. There’s a few different types of technology that are being introduced into the industry.

3-D Printing

3-D printing is one of the most advanced forms of technology that we have seen, and in January 2015 a company in China used this technology to build ten houses on the outskirts of Suzhou. In addition to this, Dubai debuted the first fully functional 3-D printed building which was printed and assembled in just 17 days in May of this year. 3-D printing is the process of making a physical object from a 3-D digital model by laying down many successive layers of a material, all built from a digital file. 3-D printing could be an evolution in the home building industry, and the various technologies could be using 3-D printing as a core method to fabricate buildings or other construction components. It is highly likely that throughout the next few years we will see this technology being used on a regular basis by North London builders and companies in the UK.

Drones

Drones have hit the headlines many times for their disruptive nature when they’ve been let loose in front of runways, but drones could also be the future of surveying, which could make a builders life a lot easier. Drones could be used to provide a birds eye view of an area, survey the area with advanced technologies, provide progress reports, speed up any construction logistics by monitoring deliveries, and offering real-time updates on any changes that may be needed to the plans. Drones could also be used regularly to help report across different job sites back to the client and the project manager, which could save a lot of time, effort and money having to shuttle through a number a different job sites.

Automated Vehicles

Cars are beginning to start driving themselves, and construction machinery isn’t far behind. Some vehicles may be able to be connected with the drones that are reading the logistics on the construction site, and through this direct the machinery to do what it wants it to do. A Japanese company, Komatsu, has already trialed this, and used their drones to send 3-D models of a building site to a computer, and the computer then feeds this information to the machinery laying out its course for it. Robotic building sites using automated vehicles, drones and 3-D printing could mean the end of any building crisis caused by population increase throughout the world, and could result in much faster building being carried out by the machines, as a way to aid a builder’s workload, therefore making their lives a lot easier.

2016 Rio Olympics in VR 

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Samsung is making the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics  available in virtual reality. Exclusive provider Samsung will make about 85 hours of Olympic coverage available to Samsung Galaxy smartphone users with the Samsung Gear VR after downloading the NBC sports app. This is the first time the Olympics will be shown in VR. The potential experience will be amazing for viewers.

Events covered are the Opening and Closing ceremonies, men’s basketball, gymnastics, track and field, diving, boxing, fencing, and beach volleyball. Personally, I’d love to see the fencing competition in VR. All the jumps and twirls of gymnastics may get dizzying, but what a thrill to experience the games in virtual reality!

VR content will be viewable through Samsung from August 6, the day after Opening ceremonies through August 22, the day after Closing ceremonies. There will be delays in content availability but it will be worth the short wait to have a 360-degree immersive experience . Now you can have a near in-person observation point for many sporting events. See the sweat fly, sand scatter, water spray and bodies move in a way not seen before!

One sport will be shown in virtual reality each day during the Olympic season. In between VR trips to the Olympics, join me in using the Samsung phone to choose best bingo sites while we eagerly anticipate the next days event. Samsung customers will be able to view the VR events through TV Everywhere on the NBC Sports app after authenticating with their pay TV provider. The international Olympics has always been a venue for cutting edge technology, so no one should be surprised that the current explosion of virtual reality would be right there to be a part of the show.

The Spacecraft Cemetery

I play a lot of mobile bingo games  . It’s a great way for me to relax after a busy day. The other day I was wondering about the randomness of the bingo numbers called. This led my mind off to wondering about other random things like what happens to spacecraft after they stop working. After a little web crawling, I discovered the answer.

About 3000km east of New Zealand and 2000km north of Antarctica lies the Spacecraft Cemetery. This is where all de-orbited man-made space objects go to die. It’s remote, lacks any human population and is really deep (about 2.5 miles). Scientists call this the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility, the most remote place on earth. When an object orbiting the planet needs a safe place to crash, it is directed to fall in a flaming arc to this spot . You can view footage of Russia’s MIR falling through the atmosphere on its way to the cemetery here.

There are over 263 spacecraft that have been tossed into this watery grave. Russia has deposited more than 190 objects, far exceeding the US at 52. You can see a map of all the space objects crashed over the cemetery. Plans are already in place to send the International Space Station to its watery grave when the time comes. It will require docking an unmanned vehicle to the front end of the laboratory. When the time is right, NASA will burn its propellant full blast and send ISS directly to the bottom of the ocean in a long, flaming spectacular show we will all want to watch. Fortunately, this isn’t expected to take place until at least 2028. Here’s a great article from National Geographic about this coming event.

 

Geeky Gadgets to Put Your Card Counting Skills to the Test

Geekylicious Blackjack

For the geeks out there, there is a great way to enjoy games of skill on the go. I started plying skill-based card games at an early age, and my passion for these games continued throughout my college years. But it wasn’t until a chance encounter with a mathematics major that I decided to seriously look at one game in particular: blackjack. Most of my buddies were Texas Hold’em players, and while I enjoy that game tremendously, blackjack is really a game that I feel complements my personality and playing style a lot more. For starters, blackjack is not about you and the guy or gal next to you and everyone else sitting around the table; it’s about a rapid-fire battle of attrition between you and the dealer. Now, don’t get me wrong – Texas Hold’em is definitely a game that geeks enjoy – just look at the winners of the WSOP (World Series of Poker) and most of those fellows are as geeky as my crew. Just goes to show that brains and not brawn wins the big-money pots in casino card games!

So, back to my story – how did I develop an affinity for blackjack? Let me put it this way: With no strategy in mind, your blackjack games are like coin tosses. You win some, you lose some. I’m not happy with 50-50 odds because a blackjack player who has no strategic mindset is never going to enjoy 50-50 odds anyway – he or she is going to lose big time. So, I decided to geek up my game with a hot new mobile gaming app from my favorite online casino, and saturate my brain with as much blackjack gobbledygook as I could absorb. Now it’s not all malarkey – a lot of it makes perfect sense and when you crunch the numbers, these tactics and strategies certainly pay dividends. Fortunately, my girlfriend is equally passionate about blackjack and we bounce playing strategies off one another all the time. If you enjoyed the movie 21, then you know exactly why blackjack is such an enticing and immersive experience for players. Anything that I perceive as giving me a slight advantage or edge as they say in gambling parlance, is perfect for me. When I played games of poker, I found strategy to be my most lethal weapon against casual players and intermediate-level players. With that in mind, I took to blackjack strategy like a duck to water. I’d like to share a few of the most geekylicious strategic tips with you about how to get the most leverage out of blackjack strategy. Bear with me a couple moments and I’m telling you you will learn something useful from this little blackjack expose!

Before we continue, there are a couple things you should know about blackjack strategy:

  • Card counting is an effective formula for ascertaining the likelihood of certain cards coming up in a game of blackjack.
  • Anyone can learn blackjack strategy – you don’t need to be as smart as a whip, as cool as a cucumber, or as geeky as me!
  • You can practice blackjack strategy online for free before you play for real with the skills that you have acquired.
  • Did I mention that blackjack strategy really works?

Now that you know a few irrefutable facts, let’s see how blackjack strategy can be put to good use!

Let us consider all the possible playing cards in any individual suit: Ace, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, Jack, Queen and King. Jokers don’t count, unless you’re talking about the guy or gal sitting next to you!

Now to understand card counting and count values you need to separate cards into different groups: +1 value cards, 0 value cards, and -1 value cards. For the purposes of convenience, card counting experts have already invented this wheel so we don’t have to. Cards valued at 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are valued at a count of +1. Cards that are valued at 7, 8 and 9 are valued at 0, and cards from 10 through Ace are valued at -1. But what do these numbers mean? And how do you keep a running count with each of these values in mind? Well, for every low-value card that is dealt you add a count value of +1 to the tally, and for every high-value card that is dealt you subtract a value of -1 from the tally. Are you starting to get the picture yet? Let’s assume that the running count is +4. What does this tell you? Does it tell you that the likelihood of another low-value card is high or low? Or conversely, does it tell you that the likelihood of a high-value card coming up next is high or low?

The concept of a running count is so important in blackjack that it is almost the holy writ among blackjack players. The greater the positive value, the less likely a low value card is to come up because there simply are less of them in the deck! By contrast the more negative the running count, the less likely a high-value card is to come up because there are simply less of them in the deck. By using a positive or negative count, you can make smart estimations about the likelihood of certain numbers coming up. But don’t forget that Blackjack is all about fun too – if you fudge a few numbers in the count, that’s totally okay. Hopefully you’ve got a taste of how much fun Blackjack really is. Now, if you’ll excuse me I’ll go and power up my iPhone 6 and get back to some hardcore strategizing!

Why Straight Men Should Care About Gay Superheroes

You should check out the Medium post by Bryan Pierce about gay superheroes and why straight men should care.

In the post, Bryan recounts his experiences as a gay kid and how that helped lead him towards developing his own Sci-Fi graphical novel Indigo Dax and future board game, whose main character is a gay superhero. The character’s experiences sound like they may help straight men and women have more empathy for life as a gay person today.

In my opinion, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you’re straight, bi, gay, TS, whatever…it’s about the impact you have on society and the people around you. From the trailer for the novel it looks like it sends that message, and the fact the main character is gay is not the main point, but rather his efforts to combat evil and deal with the emotions of being separated from his loved ones far in the future.

I’m sure we will be seeing more stories with gay superheroes.

Here’s the trailer for Indigo Dax – the graphic novel…

 

Get your geek on with trendy but geeky furniture and showcase it with the community

 

I’m a geek through and through like most readers of this blog. As I was browsing geeky news today I came across an interesting bit of news about a geeky coffee table. It got me thinking about decorating my home (assuming my wife approves!), and how one would go about showcasing this on the internet.

Let’s start with the geeky furniture…

It’s a Star Trek coffee table that also doubles as a pinball machine! What self-respecting geek wouldn’t want this?! J

Found via Nerdist:

star trek table pinball machine

This beauty is handmade and will cost you roughly 7800 / US$8800. It took almost 400 hours to build and its creator says it contains the Star Trek pinball machine by Data East in 1991. Of course it comes with Dilithium crystals to fuel it which are really hard to come by (recall that it’s a mineral that occurs naturally on only some planets).

Ok, ok, maybe Star Trek isn’t your thing, but if you are really looking to outfit your living room with a geeky table then how about these options?

An iPhone Table!

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The iPhone table on the left is for the hardcore iPhone geek with the full homescreen look and feel including the hom button. But it’s a little boxy and bulky, like the iPhone 3. If you’re looking for something that may be more esthetically pleasing but still geeky, how about the table on the right inspired by the modern iPhones.

This iPhone Table on the right is a unique table inspired and crafted on the elegant, advanced design and iconic form of the iPhone. Perfect for contemporary design spaces.

Alright, maybe you want more hardcore geeky furniture. After all, everybody and their grandmother has a smartphone so maybe that one’s not geeky enough for you…

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How about retro gaming furniture like Space Invaders?

The Space Invaders couch is one of the highest quality retro video game couches ever made. Its sleek design and memory foam cushioning makes the Space Invaders couch not only incredibly nostalgic, but comfortable too.

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The Pacman ottoman! This would be perfect for any arcade room or to sit while playing your XBOX or PS, right?

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If you’re not into the retro gaming style but maybe you’re a fan of Game of Thrones? Then how about this beautiful Game of Thrones Iron Throne Bean Bag chair, with complete instructions to make your own!

Skip on over to Freshome for the instructions and more detailed pics of this bad boy. Any self-respecting obsessive GoT fan would love to watch the show from their own throne.

Showcasing your new geeky furniture

Now that you’ve got your geek on and decorating your home with trendy furniture like this, you might should also consider showcasing how you decorate your home with geeky style. You can easily do this in a few easy steps.

  1. Start by choosing from website hosting services. You want to consider price, bandwidth, disk space. Since I’ve been using Geeknews for many years, I know that another important point to consider is ease of use of the control panel. This is because you’ll spend a lot of time here configuring the site at the beginning or when making big changes.
  2. Configure WordPress as your blogging platform. It’s free with tens of thousands of great themes and plugins. If you want to just show off your pics, choose a photo gallery theme. Most hosting services can install WP for you with a single click!
  3. Sign up for and implement Google Analytics on your site. This will allow you to gain insights, data, into who is landing at your site, where they’re from, what they do on the site. It’ll help you optimize the site
  4. If you want to earn a little pocket money from your new site, consider being an advertising affiliate for a business such as Amazon Affiliate Program, Google AdSense, etc…

There you have it, when you decorate with geeky furniture or setup your own blog to showcase it, please share with me and I’ll profile here J

There’s tons of juicy Star Trek news happening lately!

Lots going on in Star Trek news, so let’s get it on…

Yesterday was First Contact day!ST-First Contact

April 5 is when we celebrate the future flight of Dr Cochrane succeeding in breaking the warp barrier which prompted the Vulcans to make first contact with him

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William Shatner says goodbye to his long time friend in his new book: Leonard.

As much a biography of Nimoy as a story of their friendship,Leonard is a uniquely heartfelt book written by one legendary actor in celebration of another.

Star Trek fans looking for a trip down Memory Alpha lane should enjoy Leonard, William Shatner’s tribute to fellow icon Leonard Nimoy, the unemotional Mr. Spock to his passionate Captain Kirk

In 2017 there will be a new Star Trek TV show

A TV Show reboot was announced a few months ago by CBS Paramount, but now we know that it will not air until 2017. It seems they have a deal not to air within 6months of the new ST movie coming out this summer. So I guess we have to wait until around January 2017.

An official teaser poster for the upcoming Star Trek television show was spotted this week at the MIPTV International Television Trade Show during Cannes Film Festival in France.

Very similar to the “promotional poster” that made headlines two weeks ago, the poster features a Star Trek logo, reminiscent of The Original Series, against a purple space field and the text “Boldly Going In 2017” below it.

Star Trek movie to be first Paramount pic released in 4k Ultra.

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Paramount Home Media Distribution has joined the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc movement, selecting “Star Trek” and “Star Trek Into Darkness” as its first two titles released in the format.

The J.J. Abrams-directed sci-fi adventures – due out on June 14 — will benefit from the next evolution in home entertainment, as 4K UHD delivers four times the resolution and more than double the number of colors available with full HD.

The discs feature four times the resolution of HD and more than double the number of colors available with full HD. The High Dynamic Range technology is touted as revealing hidden details and shades of color that more closely mimic real life. Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness in 4K UHD will offer exceptional vibrancy and contrast through High Dynamic Range technology, which reveals hidden details and shades that better resemble real life. – See more at:

Star Trek Beyond’s Director Shows Off Two New Aliens!

The director of ST: Beyond is Justin Lin , to help celebrate First Contact Day yesterday, he shared with us two new aliens to the ST universe, check his Twitter…

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Star Trek white noise app!

The Soundscape for Science Fiction fans is now available at myNoise.net. You can play on their website or download the myNoise app.

Star Trek’s Enterprise engine noise has been a recurring request of Soundscape fans. myNoise app developer delivers! Instead of designing just an engine noise, they decided to throw some extra sounds and turn the engine noise into a fully featured intergalactic experience. This soundscape has all the background noises needed to immerse yourself in a classic Sci-Fi movie soundtrack. For the TOS fans, they even added those fluttery vintage synth tones, reminiscent of how the future was perceived like… back in the sixties!

 

 

Transporters Are Death Machines?!

The Trouble with Transporters is a cool video breakdown of how this mode of transportation works in Star Trek and the consequences of using it.

Found via MoviePilot:

Star Trek’s transporter is about every fan’s dream method of travel. Step onto the platform and you are instantaneously disintegrated while the information from every single atom in your body measured. The energy from being disintegrated is beamed into space and the information gained is used to reassemble you. Need to get to Mars in a hurry? Boom! You’re there! …there is no better method to travel. But what if the transporter is secretly a death machine?

Keeping Entertained on your iPhone

Here’s some of the recent games I recommend, some i play on my iPhone.

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The Room 3
It’s a physical puzzler, wrapped in a mystery game, inside a beautifully tactile 3D world.

It’s a mind-bending journey filled with beauty, peril and mystery in equal measure. You’re transported into a unique space that blends spellbinding visuals with intriguing problems to solve.

My wife just loves these kinds of games, so i’ll be helping her install this for her birthday in a few weeks 😉

Check the trailer…


Casinos is another option. They’re more and more popular to play online. I’m a fan of online casino games  because the physical casinos are full of smoke and quite a drive from my home, so it’s much more convenient to give them a try online.

My favorite slots is Bat Family, it’s a family of vampires so it has the look and feel of being in Transylvania 🙂


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Save the Park

This is a different type of game- for every download (up to 50,000), American Express is donating $1 to the National Park Foundation. In the game you join national park volunteers on their quest to save the parks in this fast-paced running game. With a unique twist on endless runners, control two characters at the same time to unlock levels, score combos and find hidden objects.

Mental Floss wrote about it yesterday:

In Save The Park, an iPhone game created by the social-impact-focused nonprofit Games for Change, you volunteer in different national park environments doing a whole host of tasks, from greeting visitors to taking soil samples, in a cascading series of levels. And though volunteering is not your typical video game challenge, it’s not as tedious as you might initially think—just like real-life volunteering. 

Former NASA Engineer Explains the Fastest Way to De-Fog Your Windshield

Here’s the science around fogging windows and the optimal methods to defog them in a hurry. Check out Road & Track for the full story behind the investigation, and the video by engineer Mark Rober is entertaining (link to his Youtube channel)

The optimal settings are:

  • Defroster fan on highest setting
  • Temperature control on its hottest
  • A/C turned on
  • Recirculate turned off
  • Crack your windows

Data recovered from floppy disks owned by Gene Roddenberry

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When Gene Roddenberry passed away, one of the many things left to his estate to care for were 200 5.25″ floppy disks. These disks contain information on the Star Trek tv shows he was working on.

It seems that Gene was using custom built computers with unique word processing program that rendered the data not readable outside of this unique combination. So retrieving the information was going to be very difficult.

Roddenberry Entertainment retained the services of DriveSavers to reverse engineer the configuration and retrieve the data in a manner it could be usable again.

Yesterday they announced on their blog that they were successful and give a little bit of background to the complexity of the project.

I’m hoping some interesting stories or characters are discovered that help bring new life to Star Trek.

FAA Has Authorized Terrafugia to Test Their Flying Cars

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The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized flying car company Terrafugia to start testing out prototypes of a flying car that could some day fit right into a one-car garage, wings and all. And the company says its flying car test flights could start whizzing around the USA Northeast in the coming months.

The TF-X is a 4-seater that will look like a large car with wings.

Anyone interested in owning one someday?

 

Why Being a Geek is Profitable

Why Being a Geek is Profitable

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In this age of modern technology the world has not only become smaller, but it’s now more accessible.

The latest smartphones now bring a world of digital possibilities into every aspect of your life. From managing your money to making money and even locking the doors in your house, technology has made it possible to do much more and it will continue to do so until every developer decides to pack up their bags and retire to the Caribbean.

However, in among making life more bearable, technology has also made being a geek cool. If you’re the owner of the latest iPhone or a wizard on the internet you’re now a veritable hero and, with this elevated status, there comes an ability to make money.

Live Streams Making Geeks See Stars

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While geeks were once maligned and confined to office jobs out of public sight, the modern geek has now been thrust into the limelight. Although not quite global rock stars, geeks are the elite of some industries and these industries are now peeking into the mainstream thanks, in part, to the internet.

Live streaming platforms such as Twitch have turned humble gamers into millionaires and aspiring geeks into bastions of “cool”. So, how exactly can geeks turn their passion for all things alternative into a money-making proposition?

The most obvious avenue for geeks to make money is professional gaming. E-sports and the rise of Twitch have made it possible for top gamers to make huge amounts of money as well as gain fame and notoriety. Professional contests, daily streams and sponsorship from major tech companies means the gamers are now in a position where they can profit from their minds.

Casino Gamers Showing You the Ropes

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Building on this industry, many gamers from the other end of the playing spectrum are now starting to make their mark on the world. Thanks to Twitch, it’s now possible for fans of games such as blackjack to ante-up at the new online casino, Get Lucky, and beam their exploits to thousands. Of course, when it comes to beating the house, geeks have always had an edge.

The MIT blackjack team famously used its mathematical prowess to overcome the odds and win millions from live casinos around the world and now today’s online geeks are doing the same. Virtual platforms such as Get Lucky not only have digital games of blackjack and roulette available from as little as $0.10, but they also have live dealer games.

Through a combination of webcams and RFID chips, players can now log into Get Lucky and interact with a real dealer located in a remote venue. This set-up has not only made it easier for skilled players to employ strategies such as card counting, but it has made the game much more entertaining. The net result of this is a more engaging Twitch stream for those who want to use their brains to make some money.

More Gaming Options for Geeks

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Indeed, this trend for streaming live casino games via Twitch has also spread into the poker community. Today when you visit the platform you’ll find a plethora of talented online poker players showing their viewers how to raise, bluff and rake chips in like a pro.

Modern technology has essentially made places such as the Internet a playground for modern entertainment and that’s allowed geeky activities such as gaming to flourish. Regardless of whether it’s someone playing Call of Duty or a blackjack player making moves on Get Lucky Casino, this form of online entertainment is now all the rage and that means geeks like you can make a packet without even having to go outside.

Papers with shorter titles get more citations, study suggests

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They say never judge a book by its cover, but a new study suggests that you may be able to predict the popularity of a scientific paper from the length of its title. Brevity, it turns out, appears to earn a paper a little more attention.

The number of times other researchers cite a scientist’s work is often an important metric in hiring and workplace evaluations. So you could say that the title you choose in your paper helps determine your job success in the future as well.

Check out ScienceMag’s article with the details…

Star Trek: The Cruise

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Book your reservations now and spend a week with the cast of Star Trek on a cruise together. The first official Star Trek cruise! Visit: http://startrekthecruise.com/ for all the details

Stars attending the cruise include William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, and my favorite: Marina Sirtis!

The ship sets sail January 2017. It departs from Miami, visits Mexico, Bahamas, returns to Miami one week later.

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Google Maps Now Offers Dragon, Loch Ness Monster As Public Transportation Options

Huffington Post’s  just posted an interesting article on some quirky and fun update to Google Maps.

From the article:

Google Maps now provides people in Great Britain with real-time information about the best and quickest ways to get places — regardless of whether commuters choose to travel by train, tube, bus, boat, dragon or Loch Ness Monster.

Take the journey from Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, to the Welsh mountain range, Brecon Beacons. According to Google, it would either take you about 3 and a half hours to drive. Or 32 minutes by dragon. Just hop onto one of the mythical creatures at Snowdonia Dragon Station, and enjoy the ride