Hiking from Mexico through the United States and all the way up to Canada on the Pacific Coast Trail is just a little bit beyond a stroll in the park. It took Andrew Holzscuh, the hiker in the video, 166 days to take on over 2,600 miles. Show More Summary
One of our favorite hacker-scavengers on YouTube, [The Post-Apocalyptic Inventor], has been connecting his Raspberry Pi up to nearly every display that he’s got in his well-stocked junk pile. (Video embedded below.) Modern monitors with an HDMI input connect right up to the Pi. Show More Summary
As terrifying this presidential campaign season has been, I was somewhat conflicted when the third and final debate wrapped up on Wednesday night. Millions of Americans will be happy to never see these two together in the same room again,...Show More Summary
This has been an exciting week for Nintendo fans. Not only did the company finally unveil the Nintendo Switch, it also released a demo for Pokemon Sun and Moon on 3DS. The demo is fairly short, offering just a glimpse of what the full...Show More Summary
Almost 30 years ago, actor John Roselius filmed the now-iconic “This Is Your Brain on Drugs” PSA for the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Today, Roselius says he’s still sometimes recognized as the “Egg Guy”—and is voting “yes” on a California ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana. Read more...
We rant about transitions in videogames, is it legal to hit your kids, the most surprising tech disappointments plus we answer your question: which life experience would you like enhanced by tech that doesn’t yet exist? Watch the expanded show in video or subscribe to the audio feed via iTunes and Pocket Casts. More »
If you've never heard of the tarantula hawk before, you probably want to keep it that way. For those unfamiliar, the tarantula hawk is a wasp that - no joke - actively hunts tarantulas. Tarantula hawks can be found across most partsShow More Summary
Magic is mostly just how good you are with your hands. Here are three really easy magic tricks that you can pull with just a pen: making it disappear, making it appear out of nowhere, and making it look super small. Oscar Owen breaks down the techniques for each and they only involve super quick finger movements. The alternate angle reveals how easy it is. Read more...
When Nintendo unveiled the Wii U at E3 2011, I was baffled. Sitting in the back row at the Nokia Center in Los Angeles, I distinctly remember that I started laughing out loud, because I couldn't believe what I was seeing. As in, I literally...Show More Summary
Point a projector at anything other than a completely flat screen, and you’ll end up with a distorted image. But a team of researchers from the Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory in Tokyo have designed a projector that can compensate for warped and moving surfaces, making the image look more like a perfectly applied sticker, instead of a projection. Read more...
Here’s an idea for a sport: What if a bunch of poorly-dressed athletes wandered around a grassy park for four hours casually hitting balls with a long stick? Here’s a less boring idea: What if those athletes were instead racing the clock to put the ball in the hole as quickly as possible? That’s the basic idea behind The Fastest Hole of Golf. More »
This week, Netflix claimed that it would release 1,000 hours of original content in 2017. That sounds incredibly daunting, but rather than peer too far into the future, let's focus on the present. On Thursday, the company unveiled all...Show More Summary
Join Hackaday for the vanguard of cool emerging technologies next week at our meetup in New York. Like all our meetups, we’ve gathered some of the neatest technologists to spill the beans on what they’re doing and how they’re doing it. Show More Summary
We’ve known for some time now that Nintendo’s upcoming console would have portability baked in. The new product trailer for the Switch (formerly known by its project name NX) reveals that living room-to-pocket is just one of the options afforded to future owners of Nintendo’s ambitious product. Read more...
A day of monumental video game reveals continues as Rockstar Games shares the first trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, a sequel gamers have been clamoring for since the first entry launched in 2010. Is it everything you hoped it would...Show More Summary
No more rumors. No more speculation. No more frustration. On Thursday morning, we finally got our first look at the Nintendo Switch (previously known as the NX), and as reports suggested, it exists somewhere in the realm between a portable...Show More Summary
Hours before the long-awaited reveal of the NX, Nintendo has unleashed a new gameplay trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Over the past few months, the company has shared snippets of gameplay on Twitter, but this isShow More Summary
This isn't the Wolverine you remember from the X-Men movies. On Thursday, 20th Century Fox shared the first trailer for Logan, the ninth X-Men movie and the third (and final) movie in the Wolverine solo movie trilogy. As previous reports...Show More Summary
King of the Hill, the most underrated of all of Fox’s animated series, gets a perfect pixelated tribute by Mauri Helme who re-animated the show’s entire opening as if it were a 16-bit video game. The Super Nintendo might be long gone, but we’d happily dust off our old consoles to play a game like this. “That’s my purse, I don’t know you!” Read more...
So, wether you’ve blown your house’s breakers while cranking up the power on your latest project or a storm has brought low the local power grid, what do you do if you desperately need coffee with no electricity to power your coffeeShow More Summary