Cool Haunted Mansion Umbrella Will Make You Smile On a Rainy Day

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You walk into Disney’s Haunted Mansion, and whether you’re in Orlando, Anaheim, or Tokyo, after the foyer you enter a place known as The Stretching Room. The Ghost Host intones, “Our tour begins here in this gallery where you see paintings of some of our guests as they appeared in their corruptible, mortal state. Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding, almost as though you sense a disquieting metamorphosis. Is this haunted room actually stretching? Or is it your imagination, hmmm? And consider this dismaying observation: This chamber has no windows and no doors, which offers you this chilling challenge: to find a way out!”

And the room stretches, growing many many feet taller, the four paintings on the wall (by Imagineer Marc Davis) also stretch, revealing that the seemingly innocent pictures are actually much more devious and reveal peril at every turn for those portrayed in them.

Haunted Mansion Umbrella Inside

If you’re a Haunted Mansion fan then you know all this backward and forward. But how would you like to carry The Stretching Room around on a rainy day to cheer you up with a fancy new Stretching Room Umbrella? The price is $34.99 with a money back guarantee. The seller gives the details:

Stretching Room Umbrella. Imagine you are in the Haunted Mansion every time you open your umbrella

Made from 100% polyester pongee waterproof fabric.

Image imprinted using heat sublimation technique to prevent discoloring.

Opens up to 41″ span.

Can be reduced to a collapsed height of 9″

8 ribs made from strong fiber for extra support.

Each rib consists of 3-section aluminum for flexibility and strength.

Main holder made from reinforced plastic.

Buy it here.

Haunted Mansion Umbrella Exterior

You walk into Disney’s Haunted Mansion, and whether you’re in Orlando, Anaheim, or Tokyo, after the foyer you enter a place known as The Stretching Room. The Ghost Host intones, “Our tour begins here in this gallery where you see paintings of some of our guests as they appeared in their corruptible, mortal state. Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding, almost as though you sense a disquieting metamorphosis. Is this haunted room actually stretching? Or is it your imagination, hmmm? And consider this dismaying observation: This chamber has no windows and no doors, which offers you this chilling challenge: to find a way out!”

And the room stretches, growing many many feet taller, the four paintings on the wall (by Imagineer Marc Davis) also stretch, revealing that the seemingly innocent pictures are actually much more devious and reveal peril at every turn for those portrayed in them.

Haunted Mansion Umbrella Inside

If you’re a Haunted Mansion fan then you know all this backward and forward. But how would you like to carry The Stretching Room around on a rainy day to cheer you up with a fancy new Stretching Room Umbrella? The price is $34.99 with a money back guarantee. The seller gives the details:

Stretching Room Umbrella. Imagine you are in the Haunted Mansion every time you open your umbrella

Made from 100% polyester pongee waterproof fabric.

Image imprinted using heat sublimation technique to prevent discoloring.

Opens up to 41″ span.

Can be reduced to a collapsed height of 9″

8 ribs made from strong fiber for extra support.

Each rib consists of 3-section aluminum for flexibility and strength.

Main holder made from reinforced plastic.

Buy it here.

Crunch Report | Coup Attempt in Turkey Blocks Social Media

Coup attempt in Turkey and social media like Facebook, Twitter and youtube gets blocked, Obama launches the Advanced Wireless Research Initiative, Lines share price jumps 50% on debut, Netflix launches Flixtape, NASA shows off its new Mars Rover design. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Coup attempt in Turkey and social media like Facebook, Twitter and youtube gets blocked, Obama launches the Advanced Wireless Research Initiative, Lines share price jumps 50% on debut, Netflix launches Flixtape, NASA shows off its new Mars Rover design. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Potential Second Lady Karen Pence wants you to buy charms for your beach towels

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Karen Pence, businesswoman and the potential second lady of the United States, wants you to keep track of your towels, dammit.

That’s why she founded That’s My Towel! Charm, Inc., a company that — no joke — makes shiny metal charms for you to attach to your beach towels. So you can tell which one is yours. Which beach towel.

On the company website, Pence details the horrors of mixing up your beach towel with another beach towel … or worse, a bath towel. 

“Lo and behold, I would go in the water for a dip or up to the house for a beverage, and when I came back to my towel, it was gone!” she writesRead more…

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Karen Pence, businesswoman and the potential second lady of the United States, wants you to keep track of your towels, dammit.

That’s why she founded That’s My Towel! Charm, Inc., a company that — no joke — makes shiny metal charms for you to attach to your beach towels. So you can tell which one is yours. Which beach towel.

On the company website, Pence details the horrors of mixing up your beach towel with another beach towel … or worse, a bath towel. 

“Lo and behold, I would go in the water for a dip or up to the house for a beverage, and when I came back to my towel, it was gone!” she writesRead more…

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Let’s start getting excited about robots taking our jobs

Close-Up Of Ants Carrying Leaves A recent Pew report found that a majority of Americans believe that most human jobs could be automated by 2065. It’s no wonder, then, that talk about technological unemployment is becoming increasingly popular, with many beginning to question whether or not they’ll still have jobs in the coming years. Read More

Close-Up Of Ants Carrying Leaves A recent Pew report found that a majority of Americans believe that most human jobs could be automated by 2065. It’s no wonder, then, that talk about technological unemployment is becoming increasingly popular, with many beginning to question whether or not they’ll still have jobs in the coming years. Read More

The 5 best (and 5 worst) Olympic anthems

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In case you haven’t heard, Katy Perry has unveiled her official anthem to the Rio Olympics, and it’s just about exactly what you think a Katy Perry Olympics song would sound like. With a gigantic chorus, a “You can do it” message and a decidedly PG rating, the Max Martin-produced “Rise” is a exactly what an Olympics anthem is supposed to be.  

But how does it stack up to anthems of years past? 

One thing is certain: It’s definitely not the worst.  

Best 

Whitney Houston, “One Moment in Time” 

As we learned back in 1991, Whitney Houston can do no wrong — even on the biggest stages. And her anthem to the 1988 Seoul Games was no exception. With a steady momentum and a key change that will give you goosebumps, “One Moment in Time” is an Olympic anthem at its very best.  Read more…

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In case you haven’t heard, Katy Perry has unveiled her official anthem to the Rio Olympics, and it’s just about exactly what you think a Katy Perry Olympics song would sound like. With a gigantic chorus, a “You can do it” message and a decidedly PG rating, the Max Martin-produced “Rise” is a exactly what an Olympics anthem is supposed to be.  

But how does it stack up to anthems of years past? 

One thing is certain: It’s definitely not the worst.  

Best 

Whitney Houston, “One Moment in Time” 

As we learned back in 1991, Whitney Houston can do no wrong — even on the biggest stages. And her anthem to the 1988 Seoul Games was no exception. With a steady momentum and a key change that will give you goosebumps, “One Moment in Time” is an Olympic anthem at its very best.  Read more…

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10 quick tips for becoming a Pokémon Master

POKEMON GO THUMBNAIL 2 Pokémon Go is officially the biggest mobile game of all time — at this point, you’re either playing or you’re sick of hearing about it. If you’re in that first camp, keep reading. We are only a week in and several members of the TechCrunch team are level 20 or higher. We have put a ton of mileage into the game. Hundreds of miles in fact. And here’s what we think… Read More

POKEMON GO THUMBNAIL 2 Pokémon Go is officially the biggest mobile game of all time — at this point, you’re either playing or you’re sick of hearing about it. If you’re in that first camp, keep reading. We are only a week in and several members of the TechCrunch team are level 20 or higher. We have put a ton of mileage into the game. Hundreds of miles in fact. And here’s what we think… Read More

Turkey: Military junta takes over CNN Turk studios, but broadcast continues and it’s surreal

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Turkey is in the throes of an attempted military coup at the time of this post.

Military officials aligned with the junta tried took over CNN Turk in Istanbul, minutes after the news network reported the death toll from Parliament, and word that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was flying back to the city after being briefly (?) sort of ousted from control.

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Turkey is in the throes of an attempted military coup at the time of this post.

Military officials aligned with the junta tried took over CNN Turk in Istanbul, minutes after the news network reported the death toll from Parliament, and word that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was flying back to the city after being briefly (?) sort of ousted from control.

(more…)

Boeing turns 100: A look back at aviation history

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Boeing turned 100 years old on Friday, marking a full century of aerospace innovation.

Today, the company remains one of the largest companies in the global airliner market, with its 7-series passengers planes a common sight in airports around the world. It also makes military planes, including the F-18 Hornet and F-15E Strike Eagle. 

To commemorate its birthday, here is a look at some images from the company’s long history. 

Image: Boeing 

On March 1, 1919, Bill Boeing (holding the mailbag on right) and Eddie Hubbard flew the first international mail flight from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia, in the Boeing Model C — the company’s first production plane. Read more…

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Boeing turned 100 years old on Friday, marking a full century of aerospace innovation.

Today, the company remains one of the largest companies in the global airliner market, with its 7-series passengers planes a common sight in airports around the world. It also makes military planes, including the F-18 Hornet and F-15E Strike Eagle. 

To commemorate its birthday, here is a look at some images from the company’s long history. 

Image: Boeing 

On March 1, 1919, Bill Boeing (holding the mailbag on right) and Eddie Hubbard flew the first international mail flight from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia, in the Boeing Model C — the company’s first production plane. Read more…

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Ecobyte pollution monitoring system takes IIoT hackathon prize

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Ecobyte created a pollution monitoring system that took home the $5,000 cash grand prize and a set of Amazon Echos at the Industrial IoT Hackathon, held at this week’s SEMICON West in San Francisco.   Their solution, a pollution awareness platform for tomorrow’s smart cities, leverages Intel’s Edison board connected to the Intel Grove Air Quality Sensor… Read more »

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Ecobyte created a pollution monitoring system that took home the $5,000 cash grand prize and a set of Amazon Echos at the Industrial IoT Hackathon, held at this week’s SEMICON West in San Francisco.  

Their solution, a pollution awareness platform for tomorrow’s smart cities, leverages Intel’s Edison board connected to the Intel Grove Air Quality Sensor as the hardware component to collect pollution data, IBM’s Bluemix-cloud platform to provide holistic pollution information for a city, and Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to provide interactive, hands-free air pollution status to city residence.  

“It’s amazing how fast we were able to implement our idea, a proof point that IoT and the cloud are becoming so much more accessible to the developer community. That’s going enable a whole new wave of innovation,” said Al Linke, team leader at Ecobyte.

SEMICON IIoT hackathon first of a series

The Industrial IoT Hackathon at SEMICON West is one of the first in a series of ReadWrite hackathons to support the IoT ecosystem through engagement with the developer community.  

Other winning solutions included a smart irrigation system using Amazon Alexa, a smart controller for freezer energy optimization using Intel’s new IoT Gateway, and a smart chat box to monitor and troubleshoot your machines using Samsung’s ARTIK Cloud platform for IoT and IBM Watson Dialogue and Retrieve and Ranking service.

“The hackathon provided developers an excellent opportunity to experience first hand how easy it is use Samsung ARTIK Cloud to connect devices to the cloud and to other devices and apps,” said Jerome Dubreuil, senior director of engineering for Samsung’s ARTIK Cloud. “By breaking down device and data silos, ARTIK Cloud is helping unleash the creativity of developers to build new IoT services”

“The event was an incredible learning experience for us. It is amazing how fast we were able to implement our idea using the technology from the sponsors,” said Ecobyte’s Linke.

What is amazing is the opportunity for industry to access developer talent to create more efficient, sustainable, and safe systems using IoT.

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