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Tactical Soccer 1.4.1 - Develop more effective and successful players.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 44 min ago

Tactical Soccer helps to develop more effective and successful players and coaches across all levels.

Version 1.4.1:
  • Bug fixed

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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SayMoney 1.5.46 - Evaluate your personal finances.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 47 min ago

SayMoney is an innovative solution for administration and evaluation of your personal finances.

  • Simplified usage by voice input and output
  • Storage of your expense and income data
  • Evaluation of your expenses, income and budget
  • Quick processing of large data sets
  • Administration of transactions, categories, accounts
  • Administration of receipts
  • CSV export of your transactions (e.g., to Dropbox)
  • CSV import of your transactions (e.g., from another application)
  • PIN protection

Version 1.5.46:
  • Updates and bug fixes

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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iLightShow 1.5.0 - Connect your Philips Hue light bulbs to Spotify (was LightShow).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 48 min ago

iLightShow (was LightShow) allows you to connect your Philips Hue light bulbs to Spotify. Simply launch the Spotify desktop App besides to iLightShow, choose your lights, and you’re done.

iLightShow Features
  • Real-time lights synchronization
  • Super accurate - works on top of Spotify audio analysis
  • Unlimited lights number for free
  • Stop / Resume playback as much as you need
  • Add / Remove lights during the show just with one click

Version 1.5.0:
  • Flash option
  • Manual IP pairing

  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • Philips Hue Bridge and light bulbs
  • Spotify Desktop for macOS

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Capacitive And Resistive Touch Sensors For Wearables

Hack a Day - 6 hours 51 min ago

When you look at switching solutions for electronic wearables, your options are limited. With a clever application of conductive fabric and thread, you can cobble together a simple switch, but the vast array of switch solutions is much more than that. This one is different. The zPatch from [Paul Strohmeier], [Jarrod Knibbe], [Sebastian Boring], and [Kasper Hornæk] at the Human-Centred Computing Section at the University of Copenhagen gives eTextiles capacitive and resistive input. It’s a force sensor, a pressure sensor, and a switch, all made completely out of fabric.

The design of this fabric touch sensor is based around a non-woven resistive fabric made by Eeonyx. This fabric is piezo-resistive when compressed. This material is sandwiched between two layers of silver-plated polyamide fabric, which is then connected to the analog input of a microcontroller. On top of all this is a polyester mesh, with everything held together with iron-on sheets.

Reading this sensor with a microcontroller is extremely similar to a capacitive touch sensor made out of copper and FR4. All the code is available in a repo, and all the materials to reproduce this work can be found in the various links provided by the team. That last point — reproducibility — is huge for an academic work. Not only did the team manage to come up with something interesting, they actually provided enough documentation to reproduce their build.

In the video below, you can see how this sensor can be used to sense a hand hovering, a light touch, a hard press, or anything in between. Only two analog pins are required for each sensor, making the routing and layout of this eTextile should be relatively easy to integrate into clothing. It’s a great build, and we can’t wait to see the community pick up on these really cool sensors.

USBclean 3.0.1 - Keep your thumb drives free from annoying junk files.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 52 min ago

USBclean quickly and easily removes all those pesky junk and ghost files from your external Windows formatted USB drives. .DS_Store, Thumbs.db, .Spotlight, and trashes files take up precious space, and can cause issues on some devices. Remove them all quickly and easily with USBclean. Configure USBclean the way you want! Remove files by dragging your drive into the handy drop zone, from the system menubar, or by dropping straight onto the dock icon. You can easily configure USBclean to run only from the system menubar and open at login. It's a snap to auto quit after dropping your drive onto the dock icon. USBclean always ejects your drive after cleaning for your convenience.

Note: Automatic eject is not available for all volume types.

Version 3.0.1:
  • Fixed a small issue with the progress indicator alignment and also updated the copyright date.

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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CM Batch Photo Processor 2.4.7 - Batch size and rename photos.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 58 min ago

CM Batch Photo Processor helps you in performing the mundane and tiresome task of having to batch resize and rename all your photos while giving you back the time to doing what you enjoy doing.

  • Resizing was never easier, as it provides you with several methods such as downsizing by pixel, downsizing by percentage, with several quick ratios to use.
  • The renaming feature allows you to add prefix and suffix to your existing filenames and/or include an auto-generated sequence number to it. You can add text tags to the filenames so that in the near future, when you refer to those photos, you will know where and when they were taken.
  • CM Batch Photo Resizer can also help you rotate photos and add that extra spark through its manipulation options, some of which include sharpen, blur, oil paint, negative, grayscale, sepia, and equalize effects.
  • It works with the commonly used photo format which includes JPEG, PNG, and TIFF files, satisfying all your photography needs.

Version 2.4.7:
  • Improvement in the Load and Save Settings function

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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TweetShot 1.6.0 - Tweet at the urtla speed.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 59 min ago

TweetShot makes it possible to Tweet at the urtla speed.

  • You can set your favorite keyboard shortcut and start up in a moment.
  • You can enable the "launch at login" function on the preferences window.
  • You can Tweet with a total of 4 PNG or JPEG files attached.
  • You can Tweet with just one GIF animation.

Version 1.6.0:
  • After tweeting or after closing tweet window, window of the application that was active before TweetShot started is focused.
  • The tweet window is activated on the window where the mouse pointer is in the area.

  • macOS 10.11 or later

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Doo 2.2.6 - Turn your reminders into cards.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 7 hours 52 sec ago

Doo lets you turn your reminders into cards that help you focus and teach you better habits. Work small to achieve big.

  • A unique, card-based interface
  • Beautiful illustrations that add personality and warmth
  • Custom repeat schedules
  • Custom snooze options
  • Custom date options, including early and optional alerts per reminder
  • Schedule view
  • Card reordering and prioritization
  • iCloud syncing across iOS + Mac
  • Create to-dos from other apps with the share extension

Version 2.2.6:
  • Updated the date picker to start on today
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent deletions from syncing across devices
  • Fixed a bug that caused the list to appear in the wrong order
  • Fixed a bug that could cause blank reminders to appear
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Mac badge to show the incorrect count
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Shift key from working when "Return to save" is active

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Tasker variables within FolderSync

I am developing a task in Tasker that makes use of FolderSync (in just bought it so I am absolutely new to this app/pluging).

Summing up the operations of my task: I just want to download a specific file from an FTP server I own. Such filename is constructed during the Tasker task performing some "variable operations" and ending up in a variable named %ftp_filename.

I have already configured a FolderSync event to sync a folder and also an "inclusive" filter but it does not seem to work. So this lead me to think than FolderSync pluging does not support Tasker variables. Am I right?

Does anyone know a workaround?

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"Unfortunately <my kid app> has stopped" - dialog leads to weird actions in my scene.

Hi! I've discovered some strange behaviour that's not necessarily a Tasker issue. I've got a Kid app that's running 24/7 on a phone attached to the wall and controls my smart lights. It performs a JavaScriptlet action to HTTP Get the current state of the lights every couple of minutes. This causes the app to crash? from time to time. There is no crash log generated though.

Now when I run the kid app in foreground it's restarted automatically by android (good) and the message "Unfortunately <my app> has stopped" is displayed on top of it. If there is nothing happening, this dialog goes away after a few minutes and everything is as if nothing has happened.

Sometimes when the dialog is dismissed by android it also performs some interactions with my scene that's opened behind it. Usually it will open my settings dialog. To get there TWO taps in the top right corner are necessary. Once another rectangle of my scene was tapped that turns on my lights. WTF? I can't have this happen in the middle of the night...

Has anyone got an idea what may be causing this and point me to a workaround?


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Nest reveals the first truly connected home

The Register - 9 hours 41 min ago
Begun, the battle of the home eco-systems has

Comment After years of hype, the connected home is finally here thanks to a range of new products available this week from Google-owned Nest.…

3D Printed Stethoscope Makes the Grade

Hack a Day - 9 hours 51 min ago

On the off chance that initiatives like the Hackaday Prize didn’t make it abundantly clear, we believe strongly that open designs can change the world. Putting technology into the hands of the people is a very powerful thing, and depending on where you are or your station in life, can quite literally mean the difference between life and death. So when we saw that not only had a team of researchers developed a 3D printable stethoscope, but released everything as open source on GitHub, it’s fair to say we were pretty interested.

The stethoscope has been in development for several years now, but has just recently completed a round of testing that clinically validated its performance against premium brand models. Not only does this 3D printed stethoscope work, it works well: tests showed its acoustic performance to be on par with the gold standard in medical stethoscopes, the Littmann Cardiology III. Not bad for something the researchers estimate can be manufactured for as little as $3 each.

All of the 3D printed parts were designed in OpenSCAD (in addition to a Ruby framework called CrystalSCAD), which means the design can be evaluated, modified, and compiled into STLs with completely free and open source tools. A huge advantage for underfunded institutions, and in many ways the benchmark by which other open source 3D-printable projects should be measured. As for the non-printed parts, there’s a complete Bill of Materials which even includes links to where you can purchase each item.

The documentation for the project is also exceptional. It not only breaks down exactly how to print and assemble the stethoscope, it even includes multi-lingual instructions which can be printed out and distributed with kits so they can be assembled in the field by those who need them most.

From low-cost ultrasounds to truly personalized prosthetics, the future of open source medical devices is looking exceptionally bright.

[Thanks to Qes for the tip]

Saturday APPreciation (Mar 17 2018) - Your weekly app recommendation/request thread!

Android - 12 hours 40 min ago

Note 1. Check out our apps wiki for previous threads and apps curated by the reddit Android community!

***NEW: Download the official /r/Android App Store based on our wiki!

Note 2. Join us at /r/MoronicMondayAndroid, a sub serving as a repository for our retired weekly threads. Just pick any thread and Ctrl-F your way to wisdom!

Note 2. Join our Discord, IRC, and Telegram chat-rooms! Please see our wiki for instructions.

This weekly Saturday thread is for:
* App promotion,
* App praise/sharing


1) If you are a developer, you may promote your own app ONLY under the bolded, distinguished moderator comment. Users: if you think someone is trying to bypass this rule by promoting their app in the general thread, click the report button so we can take a look!

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Balloons and Bubbles Make for Kid-Friendly Robot Deathmatch

Hack a Day - 12 hours 51 min ago

Because nothing says “fun for kids” like barbed wire and hypodermic needles, here’s an interactive real-world game that everyone can enjoy. Think of it as a kinder, gentler version of Robot Wars, where the object of the game is to pop the balloon on the other player’s robot before yours get popped. Sounds simple, but the simple games are often the most engaging, and that sure seems to be the case here.

The current incarnation of “Bubble Blast” stems from a project [Niklas Roy] undertook for a festival in Tunisia in 2017. That first version used heavily hacked toy RC cars controlled with arcade joysticks. It was a big hit with the crowd, so [Niklas] built a second version for another festival, and incorporated lessons learned from version 1.0. The new robots are built from scratch from 3D-printed parts. Two motors drive each bot, with remote control provided by a 433-MHz transceiver module. The UI was greatly improved with big trackballs, also scratch built. The game field was expanded and extra obstacles were added, including a barbed wire border as a hazard to the festooned bots. And just for fun, [Niklas] added a bubble machine, also built from scratch.

The game looks like a ton of fun, and seems like one of those things you’ve got to shoo the adults away from so the kids can enjoy it too. But if you need more gore from your robot deathmatch than a limp balloon, here’s a tabletop robot war that’s sure to please.

Machines making music, translating Chinese, self-driving trucks, and more

The Register - 12 hours 54 min ago
Developments for our future overlords

Roundup Welcome to this week's AI roundup. We have news on a machine learning model used by Google to make music that doesn't sound completely bad, improved translation between English and Chinese from Microsoft, and a new test bed for Waymo's self-driving trucks.…


Cryptography - 13 hours 59 min ago

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