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Welcome to our daily series “The Daily Roundup“, where we scour the web and provide you with links to all the happenings around the world that we’ve found. 1. Scientists create 'semi-synthetic' living cells with extra DNA letters - Engadget2. Apple Buying Beats? It Isn't About the Headphones - Mashable3. Bitcoin can now be used to donate to political campaigns - Digital Trends4. 2014 NFL Draft Grades: Team-by-Team Scores and Round 1 Analysis - Bleacher Report5. These people are building a massive 150,000-brick Lego cityscape - Gizmodo6. OnePlus One review: a $300 smartphone has never looked so good - Engadget7. New data disregards present theory on the formation of star clusters - Gizmag8. Get a College-Level Computer Science Education with These Free Course - Lifehacker9. Scientist: We're not smart enough to be ready for aliens - CNET10. Illustris computer simulation creates the first realistic virtual universe - Gizmag11. When Hollywood Turns Asperger's Into a Joke - Mashable
This definitely goes in the 'I want one' category. The Hammacher Schlemmer Golf Cart Hovercraft ($58,000) was first introduced earlier this year when Bubba Watson was seen using one. The first thing out of my mouth was where do you get one of those. Now it looks like you can get one. The Hovercraft can go over any part of the golf course including the rough, sand traps, and water hazards. It has a 65-hp engine, can reach speeds of up to 45 mph and holds up to four passengers. Just image the look on the beer girls face when you pull up in one of these.
Got a great idea about a product, but you're terrible at metal and wood working. The Carvey 3D Carving Machine ($2,000) wants to enable you to focus on your ideas and stop worrying about the tools. Carvey allows you to make objects out of a variety of materials using their easy to use free design software. All you have to do is design your software, choose your material and Carvey will cut your design. Carvey is even capable of carving 3D objects. Check out their kickstarter today.
Apple has just released their updated accessories. Labeled Apple's Magic Accessories ($79+), they group includes an all-new keyboard, mouse, and trackpad. You no longer have to worry about having batteries on hand, because the trio is built around a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The result is a stable internal structure that results in a more quality feel. The recharge the devices all you do is connect the included Lightning USB cable, and you're fully charged in two hours. Each charge gives you about a month of usage. The latest Trackpad also includes Force Touch technology.
Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint ($18) is the end-all-be-all guide to ramen from Ivan Orkin, the iconoclastic New York-born owner of Tokyo's top ramen shop. Back in 2007, a middle aged Jewish dude called Ivan Orkin, who hailed from Long Island, decided to do something crazy. In the insular, food-zealous megalopolis that is Tokyo, Ivan opened his ramen shop. He was a foreigner, or gaijin, who was trying to make a name for himself in a city that has fierce opinions about about ramen. The first customers came through the door due to curiosity but soon word spread about Ivan's delicious handmade noodles, his complex yet clean broth and his many thoughtfully and lovingly prepared toppings. Ivan soon became a celebrity and a regular fixture on Japanese TV. This is the incredible story of Orkin's rise to superstardom and a cracking read it is too.