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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

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

Watch what happens when a Tesla owner gets his 97 year old grandfather into a Model S

When it comes to video reviews of Tesla's Model S and Model X, there are certainly no shortage of them one can find on YouTube. And while most are rather informative, even entertaining at times, a lot of them end up blending together after a while. Show More Summary

You can preorder the Xbox One X and the Project Scorpio Edition right now

Two months after taking the wraps off of the Xbox One X at E3, Microsoft has officially opened preorders for what it is calling "the world's most powerful console." Selling at a suggested retail price of $499, Xbox One X supports HDR, wide color gamut, 4K Blu-ray HD playback and the entire Xbox One game library. Show More Summary

Xbox at Gamescom live stream: Watch it right here at 3 PM EDT

The months following E3 can be somewhat slow when it comes to gaming news, but Microsoft will have a few announcements to make at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany this afternoon. We don't expect to hear much in the way of new games for the...Show More Summary

Stun Gun vs 220v Mains Electricity

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Those fearless Ukrainians are at it again! This time around they’re giving wall outlets some high voltage stun gun shocks and observing the results, as [Kreosan] decided to see what would happen when you use a stun gun on mains electrical...Show More Summary

Embiggen your Eclipse 2017 Experience with a Sun Funnel

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

As exciting as Eclipse 2017 is going to be this Monday, for some folks it might appear a bit — underwhelming. Our star only occupies about half a degree of the sky, and looking at the partial phase with eclipse glasses might leave you yearning for a bigger image. Show More Summary

Hackaday Prize Entry: Engine Control Units and Arduinos

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

The modern internal combustion engine is an engineering marvel. We’re light-years ahead of simple big blocks and carburetors, and now there are very fast, very capable computers sensing adjusting the spark timing, monitoring the throttle position, and providing a specific amount of power to the wheels at any one time. Show More Summary

Watch a motorcyclist fly over 250 feet off a cliff and live to tell the tale

There's nothing remotely cool about accidentally flying 250 feet off of a cliff — that is, unless you survive and your motorcycle's camera records the entire thing. A motorcyclist named Matthew Murray found himself in these unfortunate...Show More Summary

Watch Tina Fey blast Trump in hilarious cameo on ‘Weekend Update’

If one were to put together a list of the funniest and most influential Saturday Night Live cast members in history, there's no denying that Tina Fey would not only make the cut, but that she would be close to the top of the list. Since...Show More Summary

8 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

It’s that time of the week when we look at the many, many sides of cinematography. We’ve got a fine selection of new movie trailers for you, as well as a reminder that The Hitman’s Bodyguard and Logan Lucky are in theaters this week....Show More Summary

It’s an Angle Grinder! No, it’s a Floor Sander!

Faced with the potentially arduous task of sanding a wood floor, what would you do? Hire a pro? Rent the proper tools and do it yourself? Perhaps even shell out big bucks to buy professional grade tools? Or would you root around in your...Show More Summary

Apple’s Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) Firmware Decrypted

The decryption key for Apple’s Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware Posted Online by self-described “ARM64 pornstar” [xerub]. SEP is the security co-processor introduced with the iPhone 5s which is when touch ID was introduced. It’s...Show More Summary

iOS 11 brings so many new features to the iPad that Apple had to make new videos

Apple would like you to know that iOS 11 will totally transform the iPad into the PC killer it keeps promising over the years, and the company has a new ad campaign for it. iOS 11 brings over a ton of iPad-specific features that may totally transform the way you’re currently using it. Show More Summary

The ‘smart ruler’ is now a thing, and I’m completely obsessed with it

I can't stop measuring things. All of the things. My walls. My floors. My furniture. My appliances. My closets. My shelves. My gadgets. The MacBook Pro I'm typing on at this very moment. Even my dog. I've measured it all. And I'm not just talking about length and width, here. Show More Summary

Fool Giants with Novelty-Sized Gold Bricks

If you ever wondered how to make a giant-sized gold bar out of sheets of pink household insulation, well, there is a video showing you the steps. YouTube workshop guru [Jimmy DiResta] built oversized prop gold bricks out of foam. HeShow More Summary

Wearable Superconductors

What do you do with a discarded bit of superconducting wire? If you’re [Patrick Adair], you turn it into a ring. Superconducting wire has been around for decades now. Typically it is a thick wire made up of strands of titanium and niobium encased in copper. Show More Summary

Secret Serial Port for Arduino/ESP32

If you use the Arduino IDE to program the ESP32, you might be interested in [Andreas Spiess’] latest video (see below). In it, he shows an example of using all three ESP32 UARTs from an Arduino program. He calls the third port “secret” although that’s really a misnomer. Show More Summary

Living on Mars: the Stuff You Never Thought About

In The Martian we saw what kind of hacking was needed to stay alive for a relatively short while on Mars, but what if you were trying to live there permanently? Mars’ hostile environment would affect your house, your transportation, even how you communicate. Show More Summary

Imagining the iPhone 8 wasn’t enough, so a designer dove into iOS 12

Apple is likely about a month away from finally releasing the iPhone 8, a handset destined to become Apple's most expensive iPhone to date. Despite the sky-high price point we're all expecting, however, the iPhone 8 is likely to also...Show More Summary

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