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Police could secretly film suspects with special sunglasses

Police could soon be able to take covert photographs and videos of suspects, with the upcoming release of these sunglasses from Canadian wearable tech company Recon. The Recon Jet is being released this autumn, and in this video, it’s...Show More Summary

Video replaces the sounds in Game of Thrones with old video game sounds

If you think there's too much violence and sex and awful human behavior in Game of Thrones, you'll enjoy this light hearted remix where all the sounds of the show are replaced with old school video game noises. If you like Game of Thrones already, you'll like the video because it's more Game of Thrones. Read more...

Jacob’s Ladder Using a 10kV Oil Transformer

Jacob’s Ladders are a staple experiment in any self-respecting mad scientist’s lair — err, a hacker’s workshop. And why not? High voltage, arcing electricity, likely more than enough to kill you even — brilliant! But in all their awesomeness,...Show More Summary

SMT and Thru-Hole Desoldering

My introduction to electronic manufacturing was as a production technician at Pennsylvania Scale Company in Leola PA in the early 1980’s. I learned that to work on what I wanted to work on I had to get my assigned duties done by noon or thereabouts. Show More Summary

Biometric Secured Golfcart Allows For Keyless Start

Who uses keys these days, really? Introducing the world’s first(?) biometric secured golf cart. Gives “push to start” a whole new meaning! [Ramicaza] lives in a small community where many families (including his!) use golf carts to commute short distances, like to the grocery store, or school. Show More Summary

Is this the perfect formula for a viral video?

The internet knows no bounds when it comes to strange videos. We saw the Evolution of Dance, the falling grape lady and the panda sneeze uploaded during the early years of YouTube, while later contributions include the infamous wedding entrance dance, Dove’s ‘evolution’ video and the five-second-long dramatic chipmunk. Show More Summary

Ask Hackaday: Floating To Space

On a cool September morning just west of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, a group of MIT students launched a low-budget high altitude project that would go on to gain global attention. They revealed to the world that with a small weather balloon,...Show More Summary

Watch this motorcyclist crash into the back of a car then miraculously land on its roof feet first

While we’ve been wowed all year by various GoPro videos that give us a first-person perspective of incredibly crazy situations and stunts, there are times when showing something from a third-person perspective is really the only way to do it justice. Show More Summary

Artist speed paints a painting you can't see until the very last second

Speed painting can be purposefully misleading but it's always fun to have your brain pump in that delayed "Ohhhh" reaction once you realize what's going on. You feel like a complete idiot with your mouth open until you see it. And even then, you're not completely sure it's not sorcery. Read more...

8-bit video game version of Sin City looks like a pixelated comic book

Obviously, it's not quite as stylized and sexy as the original Sin City but this 8-bit video game version by CineFix does a great job in mimicking the original by adding the perfect dab of color to accentuate the shadowy world of the graphic novel. The whole thing plays out like a comic strip. Read more...

If Cereals Had Action Figures

Back when I was a kid, the prizes in cereal boxes used to be pretty great, but then some stupid kids had to go swallow their toys and ruin it for everyone. The lawyers intervened, and…

Retrotechtacular: Forces Acting On An Airfoil

We’ve probably all experimented with a very clear demonstration of the basic principles of lift: if you’re riding in a car and you put your flattened hand out the window at different angles, your hand will rise and fall like an airplane’s wing, or airfoil. Show More Summary

Leaked video all but confirms an incredibly cool iPhone 6 feature

Following a series of reports detailing the imminent arrival of a new iPhone accessory that’s supposed to be even better than its predecessor – i.e., a Lighting-to-USB cable that’s reversible at both ends – insider Sonny Dickson published a short video on his YouTube channel showing the cable in action. Show More Summary

10 of the best improvised scenes in movie history

CineFix says these 10 scenes are the best improvised scenes in film history. They include the best of Judd Apatow, the insane brilliance of Apocalypse Now, Bob Downey doing his Bob Downey thing and movies from the master of improv, the late Robin Williams. Do you agree? Read more...

Watch two lunatics base jump off a rooftop bar in the middle of London

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here's a recipe for fun: Go up to the 48th floor of a skyscraper in London. Enjoy a beer at the rooftop bar. Change into your base jumping gear in the restroom. Make a beeline for the balcony and jump into the heart of London. Illegal? Probably. Fun as hell to watch? Absolutely. Read more...

Hackaday Links: August 17, 2014

[wjlafrance] recently picked up an old NeXTstation, complete with keyboard, mouse, display… and no display cable. The NeXT boxes had one of the weirder D-sub connectors, meaning [wjla] would have to roll his own. It’s basically just modifying a pair of DB-25 connectors with a dremel, but it works. Show More Summary

Ultra Street Fighter IV Ultra Combos in Static Camera: Super Hyper Turbo Interesting EX SD Remix

Unlike many of its predecessors, Street Fighter IV and its updated versions change the in-game camera’s perspective when characters perform their finishing moves. This is of course done to take advantage of the games’ awesome visual...

Why Should You Enter The Hackaday Prize? Because [Ben Heck] Says So.

[Ben Heck] is well-known in the circles we frequent for being a consummate modder, tinkerer, builder, and hacker. We’ve seen his XBox 360 laptops, portabalized PS3s, the ultimate glue gun, and shutter shades that are too cool for [Kanye]. Show More Summary

Three Minutes Of Spinning Tops That Are Impossible To Stop Watching

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This short film takes its inspiration from the 1969 film Tops directed by famed designers Ray and Charles Eames, and is literally nothing more than footage of spinning tops of all shapes, sizes, and colors. But don't be fooled, it's more captivating as anything Hollywood has produced in the past decade. Read more...

Retro Time Tech: [Fran] and Pocket Watches

Whether you own a pocket watch, want to own one, or just plain think they’re cool, [Fran's] video on setting and regulating pocket watches provides a comprehensive overview on these beautiful works of mechanical art. After addressing...Show More Summary

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