MikeShouts: Asus Takes on Raspberry Pi With Its Own Credit Card-Sized Tinker Board

MikeShouts: Asus Takes on Raspberry Pi With Its Own Credit Card-Sized Tinker Board. “ASUS has officially enter into the maker space, a lively community where tinkerers, hobbyists need the piece of electronics to get their projects going. Officially known as Tinker Board, this credit card-sized Raspberry Pi challenger features an ARM SoC boasting a quadcore 1.8 GHz processor with heatsink, a Mali T764 GPU that supports HD and UHD playback, 2GB Dual Channel LPDDR3 RAM, and a SD 3.0 microSD slot for OS/storage.”

Google Blog: Introducing the next generation of Jump

Google Blog: Introducing the next generation of Jump. “Virtual reality video lets you experience the world in amazing ways—it can put you in the front row for your favorite band, take you on the field during the championship game, or bring you under the sea to explore coral reefs. However, VR filmmakers still face challenges bringing their stories to the world—cameras are bulky, post-production is time-intensive, and each step can be difficult and expensive. To enable more great VR films, today we’re introducing the next generation Jump camera— the YI HALO—and Jump Start, a program to get Jump cameras into the hands of more filmmakers than ever before.”

New-to-me: Database of Video Game Consoles

New to me: a database of video game console variations. Not everything, though, just the top video game companies. “This website is the aim to database all the console variations in the world of the 5 most impactful companies: Nintendo, Atari, Sega, Sony and Microsoft. We have all the console and controller variations ever made.”

TechCrunch: The $999 SlingStudio makes it easy to produce multi-camera Facebook Live and YouTube streams

TechCrunch: The $999 SlingStudio makes it easy to produce multi-camera Facebook Live and YouTube streams. “Sling Media, the Dish subsidiary you probably know for its Slingbox and Sling TV service, is announcing its SlingStudio hardware today. With this, Sling Media is entering a completely new market because unlike its previous offerings, which targeted consumers, the $999 SlingStudio is meant for video creators who want to produce live video streams for Facebook Live or YouTube.”

New-To-Me: A Database of Computer Appearances in Film and Television

New-to-me: a database of computer appearances in film and television. “Starring the Computer is a website dedicated to the use of computers in film and television. Each appearance is catalogued and rated on its importance (ie. how important it is to the plot), realism (how close its appearance and capabilities are to the real thing) and visibility (how good a look does one get of it). Fictional computers don’t count (unless they are built out of bits of real computer), so no HAL9000 – sorry.”

Hacker News: Beware! Dozens of Linksys Wi-Fi Router Models Vulnerable to Multiple Flaws

Hacker News: Beware! Dozens of Linksys Wi-Fi Router Models Vulnerable to Multiple Flaws . “Bad news for consumers with Linksys routers: Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed the existence of nearly a dozen of unpatched security flaws in Linksys routers, affecting 25 different Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers models widely used today.”

TechCrunch: Facebook will license its new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom

TechCrunch: Facebook will license its new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom. “On day two of Facebook’s F8 conference, Facebook’s CTO Mike Schroepfer showed off designs for two new 360 cameras that the company is going to help push to market. The x24, with 24 cameras, and its little brother the x6, with six cameras, can each capture in six degrees of freedom for more immersive 360 content. Facebook plans to license the designs of the two cameras to select commercial partners to get each to market later this year.”