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This App Makes Your Shitty Housemates Pay Bills On Time

Constant nagging, passive aggressive notes and straight up threats to never wash up again may not get your housemates to cough up their fair share - but this app just might. Easyshare automatically collects and pays the share of rent and bills for housemates. More »      

PSA: Today's Total Solar Eclipse Is NOT Visible From Australia

You've probably seen a bunch of headlines about a total solar eclipse coming on August 21. It is set to be one of the most spectacular celestial displays of the past century. Unfortunately, everyone in the Southern Hemisphere - including Australians - won't be treated to a darkening of the sun. At all. More »      

As the UN delays talks, more industry leaders back ban on weaponized AI

45 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Two years ago, the Future of Life Institute presented an open letter at the 2015 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) urging the United Nations to ban the development of weaponized artificial intelligence. Now a second open letter has been released, again coinciding with the start of the 2017 IJCAI. Show More Summary

DPS5005 Makes Digital Power Supply a Snap

55 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Few pieces of gear are more basic to electronics than some kind of power supply. It might be a box of batteries, or it might be a high-end lab supply. [Andreas] took a DPS5005 power supply module that has USB and Bluetooth and used it...Show More Summary

There's A New World Record For The Most Number Of Kids Coding In One Day

"My dad does high tech coding at Envato (that's is where he works)! I've always wanted to code like him it Looks so cool! I know HTML tags all of them! My dad knows all tags AND IT IS SO COOL!!!????????????????????" - One very happy Moonhack participant. Last...Show More Summary

Dave Made A Maze: The Gizmodo Review

The title character of Dave Made a Maze is a guy who loves making things. He's also a guy who can't finish things. When the one project he finally manages to make progress on swallows him whole, his loved ones go on an adventure to try and pull him out. More »      

Elon Musk Continues To Add Basic Features To Tesla Cars Based On Twitter Feedback

Automotive pioneer and Tesla CEO Elon Musk invested a lot of time this weekend responding to Tesla owner feedback on Twitter. While the feedback was constructive and will likely quickly result in better cars, the forum highlights issues of customer service for the rapidly growing automaker. More »      

All The Secret Stuff That Happens When You Visit

Image. Gizmodo From snapping photos with a mobile phone to streaming music through a browser, much of the tech trickery we take for granted in 2017 looks simple on the surface but involves a complex series of computations and calculations behind the scenes to make the magic happen. As an example, take More »      

Find STEM Activities For Your Kids At This New Website

A national searchable database of both locally available and online science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities is up and running. More »      

How to watch ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7, episode 6 for free

We're finally going beyond the Wall this week. I know that because the episode is called "Beyond the Wall," and because HBO accidentally leaked the episode earlier this week. This is the second episode of Game of Thrones to leak this season, but I managed to stay strong and avoid watching it until Sunday, so I'm sure you can do the same. Show More Summary

Here’s How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Live

Can’t get to one of the cities in the path of tomorrow’s solar eclipse? Watching a live feed might not be as awesome as seeing the eclipse in person, but it could end up being a lot more educational! Thanks to the San Francisco Exploratorium, you can watch the solar eclipse live on Monday. Show More Summary

Hackaday Links: August 20, 2017

Foam core, dollar tree foam board, Adams foam board, or whatever we’re calling a thin sheet of foam sandwiched between two pieces of poster board, is an invaluable hacker’s tool. Everyone should have a few sheets on hand, and not just because each sheet is a dollar each at any Dollar Store. Show More Summary

ICE Says It Doesn't Track Down Undocumented Immigrants Using 'Stingray' Devices

Photo. AP Acting head of US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan told US Senator Ron Wyden the agency does not use cell-site simulators -- a type of surveillance gear often referred to as a "Stingray" that can track down a specific mobile device by emulating mobile phone towers -- to locate undocumented immigrants. More »      

The Cinemood mini cinema is a projector that is worth getting

Cinemood, the mini cinema projector that will clearly change the way we view this particular device, is now available for purchase in Best Buy, arriving in the form of both online as well as offline sales. This is the very first bigShow More Summary

Aussie Smart Homes Choking On Slow Upload Speeds

Typical home upload speeds of less than 1 Mbps mean that bandwidth-thirsty foreign smart home gear is choking in Australian homes. Australia's broadband blame game tends to focus on download speeds, with growing dissatisfaction over the fact we're not always getting what we paid for. Show More Summary

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