Fascination used to be a popular arcade game at carnival boardwalks around the country. It's like a cross between Bingo and Skee-Ball. Players compete against each other to roll balls down a table with holes in them. The first player to drop 5 balls in a straight line is the winner. The games disappeared from arcades and today only one play-for-cash arcade remains, in Massachusetts. Tom Scott paid it a visit and squared off against the owner in a friendly game.
BONUS: Man cutting cheese with a chainsaw:
Adam King, a machine learning/AI engineer, built a web-based demonstration of a neural network that autocompletes a text prompt. I tried it with “Throw out this vegetable now.” Here’s the result. Throw out this vegetable now. It’s nothing but a mess. And I don’t need another salad. Just a little bit of broccoli! We could […]
I don’t know French, but that didn’t prevent me from being able to play this web-based game. The goal is to get the ball from one pillar to the next by holding down your finger (or mouse cursor) for the right amount of time. If you don’t hold down long enough the ball will fall […]
When it comes to passwords, there’s no such thing as paranoia. You want them secure and complex, and you definitely don’t want to repeat them on all your accounts. The trouble is, the internet seems to keep growing. And so do those accounts. Just one lockout from an important email or banking site is enough […]
With the rising temperatures on tap this summer, the climate is going to be a frequent topic of conversation, and those conversations won’t be happy ones. Luckily, there’s a way to do a little climate change of your own – in a safe and sustainable way. When it comes to personal air conditioners, EvaPolar is […]
Whether you’re using them for next-level selfies or steady tracking shots, gimbals are a must for anyone who wants to maximize the potential of these powerful smartphone cameras we’re all carrying around. But those smartphones are also supposed to be portable, and let’s face it: Gimbals tend to offset that advantage. Weighing in at just […]