There are already many iPhone cases that incorporate an additional battery. But what if the extra battery runs out as well? Or what it you’d rather have extra storage at times instead…
We love the beginning of May because the final projects for college coursework start rolling into our tips line. Here’s one of the latest, it’s an automatic Master lock combination cracker which was built by [Ross Aiken] and his classmates as part of their ECE453 Embedded Microprocessor System Design class at the University of Wisconsin – […]
The GoPro line of HD cameras seem like they were specifically designed for use with quadcopters. We say that because the small, light-weight video devices present a payload which can be lifted without too much strain, but still have enough horse power to capture video of superb quality. Here’s a hack that uses the camera […]
Up close on the camera lens of Nokia's next Lumia. (Credit: YouTube/Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET) Nokia is shining a light on the camera and flash of a new Lumia smartphone. A video posted on YouTube today takes us on a tour of the...Show More Summary
The dubious ability to send odors to your pals just became a distinct possibility thanks to the Scentee app and hardware from a company called ChatPerf. Seen in Japan, it works by letting you load a liquid refill into the device, which is then mixed and dispersed into the air at the command of an included app. Show More Summary
[Johnathan Crawford] isn’t bashful about tearing the insides of his truck apart. He’s built his own remote starter using a Raspberry Pi. We vaguely remember hearing about a startup that planned to deliver tacos using quadcopters instead of people. We assume that company was a bust but here’s the concept in action at the 2013 RoboGames [thanks Don]. […]
Remember that break-apart DualShock 3 idea for motion control Sony had five years ago? A new company named Mad Genius Controllers has surfaced with a working prototype that shows such a contraption working in spades. The setup uses a...Show More Summary
What a charming conundrum for Moss. (Credit: Jimmy Kimmel LIve/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) Few are immune from feeling envy. Some, though, just can't help expressing it. In our socially networked world, there are several choices of medium on which to vent one's inadequacies, but none seems so immediate as Twitter. Show More Summary
The third episode of our video review show
The STEAM Carnival will feature games like Circus call skee-ball, a digital version of classic skee-ball played using a huge circus ball as the input. (Credit: Two Bit Circus) Step right up, kiddies, the carnival is coming to town! And this time, it's bringing robots and lasers. Show More Summary
Turning 3D printed plastic parts into metal objects is not a new concept. But we don’t see a lot of it and enjoyed watching the documentary version of [3DTOPO's] lost PLA metal casting process so much we figured you’d want to see it too. The thirty-five minute video walks through every part of the process which we […]
Move aside, Sand Flea, you're not the only jumping robot in town. The researchers over at the University of Pennsylvania have taught their little six-legged X-RHex Light to make leaps and bounds as well, making it one of a few bots to both run and jump effectively. Show More Summary
Remember the now ubiquitous bullet time effect in the Matrix? That technique requires dozens of cameras and other expensive gear, but JPL engineer, inventor and Gizmodo friend Mark Rober, figured out how to do it for just a few dollars. Read more...
This month, many countries the world over will be helping spread awareness of Multiple Sclerosis—but what exactly is the disease? This video, by ASAP Science, helps explain. Read more...
We've already seen Sony take a stab at a Windows 8 hybrid in the form of the VAIO Duo 11, and now a clip has appeared on YouTube apparently showing an unannounced 13-inch Ultrabook slider with a 1080p Triluminos touchscreen display.Show More Summary
Anyone who has ever walked into a casino has felt the lure of the slot machine. The bright lights, inviting little stools, and the promise of hitting the elusive jackpot are ever-present. It's hard to avoid, no matter what logic tells you about the terrible odds. This Cool Hunting video shows just how involved the development of those enticing machines can be. Read more...
It's definitely true that Oculus Rift VR goggles are capable of wonderful miracles for a 90-year-old. As for normal people? We can barely keep our heads on or even stand up straight. This poor guy strapped himself to an Oculust Rift roller coaster simulation and almost destroyed the entire room trying to stay balanced. It's so good. Read more...
You don't think of a bat as being as graceful in the air as say an eagle or a hummingbird. After all, they look like mother nature just hacked some wings onto a rat. But thanks to the magic of high-speed photography, this bat's mid-flight dining is more graceful than a performance of The Nutcracker. Read more...
Robot maker CrazyLabo and the Kitakyushu National College of Technology, both in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan have developed a female humanoid and a dog robot that sniff a person’s breath and feet and use snarky remarks and exaggerated reactions to encourage …. Show More Summary
Come on, admit it: you've all secretly been longing for more Plants vs. Zombies action, right? Well fans, today's your lucky day. PopCap's just uploaded a YouTube video announcing that the sequel to its wildly successful game -- appropriately called Plants vs. Show More Summary