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Radar Sensors Put to the Test

[Andreas Spiess] picked up a few inexpensive radar sensors. He decided to compare the devices and test them and–lucky for us–he collected his results in a video you can see below. The questions he wanted to answer were: Are they 3.3Show More Summary

Researchers want these robotic turtles to sweep for landmines in war zones

Landmines are extremely hazardous anywhere they're deployed, and oftentimes the dangerous weapons remain buried long after military conflicts are resolved or the front lines are pushed in a different direction. Minesweeping is, as you...Show More Summary

What Lies Within: SMT Inductor Teardown

Ever wonder what’s inside a surface-mount inductor? Wonder no more as you watch this SMT inductor teardown video. “Teardown” isn’t really accurate here, at least by the standard of [electronupdate]’s other component teardowns, like his looks inside LED light bulbs and das blinkenlights. Show More Summary

New ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ trailers focus on Spidey’s suit and the Vulture

Spider-Man: Homecoming is just over a month away, which means that the new trailers Sony released this week are likely the last we'll see before the movie arrives in theaters. Thankfully, the new trailers are just as good as the first...Show More Summary

Watch the first official trailer for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7

We had to wait a few extra months, but the seventh season of Game of Thrones is finally near. Need proof? HBO just released the official trailer for the new season on Wednesday, and it's more than just a teaser. For the first time, we...Show More Summary

Friday Hack Chat: Antiquated Technologies With Fran Blanche

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Join us this Friday for a Hack Chat on antiquated technologies. Every Friday, we round up someone from the hardware scene and sit them down in front of a keyboard to discuss what they’re working on. This week, we’re talking with [Fran...Show More Summary

Samsung responds to discovery that Galaxy S8’s iris scanner can be tricked by a photo

Back when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus were first released, there was some concern that people who chose to utilize the phones' iris scanners for security might be at risk. While the S8 line also includes a more conventional fingerprint scanner, Samsung gives users the option to unlock their phones using a quick iris scan as well. Show More Summary

‘Overwatch’ Anniversary event brings new skins, maps and emotes to the game

Overwatch is one of the most popular competitive first-person shooters on the market, and to celebrate its first birthday, Blizzard is going all out with a massive Anniversary event. Blizzard says that it has added over 100 Anniversary rewards to the game, including new skins, dances, voice lines, sprays and player icons. Show More Summary

Huge leak: First hands-on video of iPhone 8 mockup hits the web

With iPhone 8 mass production inching closer with each passing week, the number of iPhone 8 leaks we've come across has increased markedly over the past few months. And while it's no secret that Apple tends to test a myriad of different...Show More Summary

Tightwad Hacks Label Printer, Beats Manufacturer at Own Game

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Sometimes we hack for the thrill of making something new, and sometimes we hack to push back the dark veil of ignorance to shed fresh light on a problem. And sometimes, like when turning a used label printer into a point-of-sale receipt...Show More Summary

Run From the Sound of Footsteps in Blind Game of Tag

The human auditory system is a complex and wonderful thing. One of its most useful features is the ability to estimate the range and direction of sound sources – think of the way people instinctively turn when hearing a sudden loud noise. Show More Summary

Speed test shows the Galaxy S8 losing to an iPhone from 2015

There's always going to be a bitter fight between the flagship smartphones from Samsung and Apple. This year is no exception, as head-to-head tests have compared everything there is to compare on the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7. But a fight...Show More Summary

Every new movie, TV show and special coming to Netflix in June

When it comes to Netflix streaming additions, there's no such thing as a slow month any more. Having spent billions of dollars on original content this year, new original movies, shows and specials pop up basically every week, but for...Show More Summary

Every Xbox One and Xbox 360 game you can download for free in June

With less than a month to go until E3 2017 kicks off in Los Angeles, gamers are anxious to see what Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft have in store for the holiday season. All eyes are on Microsoft though, as the Xbox maker plans to introduce...Show More Summary

Custom Workstation Makes Plasma Cutting a Breeze

A plasma cutter is probably top of every metalworker’s short list of dream tools. From freehand curves to long straight cuts, nothing beats a plasma cutter for getting the creative juices flowing. Unfortunately, there’s also the jetShow More Summary

An Education on SoC using Verilog

[Bruce Land] is one of those rare individuals who has his own Hackaday tag. He and his students at Cornell have produced many projects over the years that have appeared on these pages, lately with FPGA-related projects. If you only know [Land] from projects, you are missing out. Show More Summary

Newfound ‘alien megastructure’ star leaves scientists baffled

You're forgiven if the name KIC 8462852 doesn't ring a bell. It's a far-off object, thought to be a star, which was only just discovered in late 2015, but it's already managed to totally confuse researchers in its extremely brief stint on the scientific stage. Show More Summary

Apple is expertly trolling Android users with its new iPhone ads

Without fail, Tim Cook hops on an earnings conference call every few months  and boasts that Apple recently saw a record number of new iPhone users coming over from the world of Android. Now, in an effort to coerce an even greater number...Show More Summary

Niantic hints that Legendary Pokemon will come to Pokemon Go this summer

Ever since Pokemon Go launched last July, players have been wondering when and how they would be able to get their hands on Legendary Pokemon like Zapdos, Moltres and Mewtwo. None of them were available when the game launched, and even with the addition of Generation 2 Pokemon, we've still never seen a Legendary Pokemon in-game. Show More Summary

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