NASA’s Spacecraft AR brings 3D models of famous space machines into your living room

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Google’s AR Stickers might have fictional spacecraft from Star Wars, but the more dedicated space enthusiasts will probably prefer the NASA-developed Spacecraft AR. As you might be able to deduce from the name, this app brings spacecraft to you via artificial reality, and it’s actually pretty good at it.

As soon as you open the app, you’re greeted with four “Missions”: Earth, Mars, Planetary, and Other. Earth contains SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive); Mars has the Curiosity rover; Planetary includes Cassini, Voyager, and Juno; and Other comes with the 70-meter DSN Antenna.

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Angry Birds Champions adds cash prizes to the famous bird-flinger

Collaborating with developer Rovio Entertainment, GSN Games has released a twist on the Angry Birds formula. Angry Birds Champions features the same bird-flinging gameplay, but now you can catapult Red and co for cash.

The partnership uses GSN’s WorldWinner games platform, which has been offering tournament versions of popular titles for 20 years. WorldWinner isn’t a casino app, though – you have to beat real opponents with real skill to win any money. Angry Birds Champions matches you with players of a similar level, and then it’s down to you to show your pig-thwacking prowess.

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People love Google’s new feature that matches your selfie to a famous painting

It’s the No. 1 free app on the App Store.

Do you look like the Mona Lisa? Or maybe more of an American Gothic?

Social media is being flooded with Google’s opinions, at least, as part of a new feature that compares a user’s selfie with the company’s catalog of historical artworks, looking for the just-perfect doppelganger.

And the update to the Google Arts & Culture App has catapulted it to the most-downloaded free app on the App Store. It claimed the No. 1 spot in the U.S. on Saturday, according to the app metrics site AppAnnie.

How does Google do it? The app uses computer-vision tech to examine what is similar about your face to the thousands of pieces of art that are shared with Google by museums and other institutions. Google says this new feature is merely experimental — the app has been around since 2016.

Anyway, here’s who Google thinks Felicia Day and Pete Wentz look like:


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The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur wants you to know he is more famous than Anderson Cooper

Uygur rages against the cable news establishment on the latest Recode Media.

“I’m the poorest famous person in the country,” says the CEO of The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur.

If your response to that is “who?” then you’re probably an old person, in Uygur’s view. On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, he explained how he runs the left-wing digital video network, which he says reaches between 60 million and 70 million people every month, many of them millennials.

“If you don’t watch The Young Turks, you don’t know me at all,” he said. “Whereas no one watches Anderson Cooper, but everyone knows him. It’s an interesting phenomenon, and part of the reason for that is TV and old media — and it’s not because they’ve made a political decision or anything — they just live in that world. They’re biased towards old media.”

“They think, ‘If you have a million people who watch you on TV, you’re a huge star! And we’re going to give you 20 magazine covers! And we’re going to talk about you nonstop!’” Uygur added. “They [viewers] see CNN at the pizza shop and at the bar and out of the corner of their eye, but nobody watches Anderson Cooper.”

You can listen to Recode Media on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Overcast or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Later in the show, however, Uygur faulted cable news for the rise of Donald Trump and the defeat of Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. Uygur didn’t want to use the term “Bernie bro,” but described himself as an “early, middle and late supporter” of the Vermont senator.

“We’re anti-establishment, so I don’t need them to like me,” he said. “I don’t need them to give me a pat on the back … Cable news won’t allow anyone who supports Bernie Sanders on TV. And then they’ll turn around and go, ‘Well, you guys don’t have any stars.’ Because you didn’t put any of them on! And then since you don’t know them, they’re not stars.”

So, even though ostensibly no one chooses to watch CNN, Uygur made it clear he cares a lot about who gets put on the air by traditional TV media.

“In politics, name recognition matters a lot,” he said. “When they starved Bernie Sanders of attention in 2015, they robbed him of an equal playing field. When they showered Donald Tump with attention in 2015, they gave him an unbelievable advantage.”

If you like this show, you should also sample our other podcasts:

  • Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, is a weekly show featuring in-depth interviews with the movers and shakers in tech and media every Monday. You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Overcast or wherever you listen to podcasts.
  • Too Embarrassed to Ask, hosted by Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode, answers all of the tech questions sent in by our readers and listeners. You can hear new episodes every Friday on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Overcastor wherever you listen to podcasts.
  • And finally, Recode Replay has all the audio from our live events, such as the Code Conference, Code Media and the Code Commerce Series. Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Overcast or wherever you listen to podcasts.

If you like what we’re doing, please write a review on Apple Podcasts— and if you don’t, just tweet-strafe Peter. Tune in next Thursday for another episode of Recode Media!


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‘Dinner Party’ is a VR spin on the most famous alien abduction story

It was just a normal dinner party, with music on in the background and guests splintered off in lively conversation. But just as we were about to sit down to eat, our hostess made a startling confession. She and her husband recently went through a tr…
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Giveaway: Win one of 50 codes for Nova Launcher Prime, TeslaCoil Software’s famous Android launcher

Sometimes an otherwise perfect hardware experience is ruined by a bit of bad software. Launchers can make or break your phone experience, and a lot of OEMs continue to ship otherwise fantastic phones with a lackluster homescreen. Thanks to the fine folks at TeslaCoil Software, though, that’s no problem. Nova Launcher is always there to provide a pleasant, performant, and customizable experience. The Prime version of the app is usually $ 5, but we’ve teamed up with TeslaCoil Software to give 50 lucky readers a free code. 

In a recent video list, we admitted that Nova Launcher is one of our favorites, and there are a lot of reasons for that.

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Apple says it studied famous painters & photographers for Portrait Lighting on iPhone X & 8 Plus

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Apple looked at lighting by photographers like Annie Leibovitz and Richard Avedon — and painters like Johannes Vermeer — when building the Portrait Lighting feature found on the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus, the company claimed in an interview published on Friday, coinciding with the launch of the iPhone 8 line.
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Archos releases source code for its ‘famous’ video player

Archos has tried its hand at making various cheap, media-focused Android tablets, none of which were very good. It eventually released a version of its video player app on the Play Store, where it garnered a few million downloads. Now, Archos has released the source code for its video player app. You can head over to Git Hub to download the source, but it’s still on the Play Store, too.

Archos has two video apps in the Play Store: there’s the free app with ads, as well as the $ 5 paid app.

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The Art of Invisibility: The World’s Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

The Art of Invisibility: The World’s Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

  • The Art of Invisibility The World s Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

Be online without leaving a trace.

Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.

In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you “the art of invisibility”–online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity.

Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening. The world’s most famous–and formerly the US government’s most wanted–computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country’s most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as the expert on the subject of computer security.

Invisibility isn’t just for superheroes–privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.

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