[Michal Zalewski] has radiation on the brain. Why else would he gut a perfectly-horrible floor lamp, rebuild the entire thing with high-power RGB LEDs, and then drive it with a microcontroller that is connected up to a Geiger-MüllerShow More Summary
On Wednesday afternoon, Niantic kicked off the Water Festival -- a new event in Pokemon Go focused on Water-type Pokemon. As the developer revealed in the announcement for the event, Pokemon that live in or around the water will spawn more frequently throughout the week-long event, but the biggest addition was kept secret until the event began. Show More Summary
What’s 15 minutes of fame worth to you? Are you willing to spend the rest of your life feeling like you just rode the Tilt-A-Whirl at the carnival for three weeks? Because strapping yourself into a spinning office chair powered by a pair of spraying nitrous tanks is likely going to scramble your brain, among other… Read more...
Google on Tuesday came out with the first developer preview of Android O, its next major Android update. You can already install it on supported devices including last year’s Google Pixel phones, and we’ve already shown you the most important new features of the upcoming mobile OS upgrade. Show More Summary
After a month highlighted by licensed content in March, the best Netflix additions in April are all original. From the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000 to the second part of The Get Down to a new stand-up special from Louis C.K.,...Show More Summary
Some people really put a lot of effort into rigging the system. Why spend years practicing a skill and honing your technique to hit a perfect bullseye in darts when you can spend the time building an incredibly complicated auto-bullseye...Show More Summary
Tech artist [Alexander Reben] has shared some work in progress with us. It’s a neural network trained on various famous peoples’ speech (YouTube, embedded below). [Alexander]’s artistic goal is to capture the “soul” of a person’s voice, in much the same way as death masks of centuries past. Show More Summary
If you were not aware, LEDs can also work in reverse: they deliver tiny amounts of current, in the microamp range, when illuminated. If you look on YouTube you can find several videos of solar panels built with arrays of LEDs, but powering an electric motor with a single 3 mm LED is something that we’ve never seen before. Show More Summary
Microscopes let us observe some of the smallest objects in our universe, but with limitations when it comes to movements that can take hours, days, even weeks to play out. So a team of Austrian scientists developed new software that allows microscopes to not only track a slowly-moving object, but also capture… Read more...
What does it smell like when the wheels heat up on that Formula 1 car you drive at night and on the weekends? You have no idea because the Virtual Reality experience that lets you do so doesn’t come with a nasal component. Yet. Shown here is an olfactory device that works with Oculus Rift and other head-mounted displays. Show More Summary
Samsung is about to unveil the Galaxy S8, a brand new flagship smartphone that promises new levels of sophistication for a mobile device, both when it comes to design and new features. But not all of Samsung’s upcoming innovations will...Show More Summary
Although the Nintendo Switch launch lineup ended up being slightly more compelling than we expected, interest has begun to wane somewhat as Switch owners wait patiently for something more substantial than a port of a NEOGEO classic or...Show More Summary
A night at a local pub isn’t complete without a few rounds of darts, but as your blood-alcohol level rises, your ability to hit the bullseye greatly diminishes. Unless you’re playing with Mark Rober’s motion-tracking dart board that automatically repositions itself so you’re guaranteed to hit the bullseye every time. Read more...
Normally at this point in a smartphone's launch cycle, we're beyond sick and tired of seeing all the leaks and we just want to get the announcement over with already. In the case of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, however, we're actually still pretty excited. Show More Summary
Oh Nexus 5X, how could you? I found my beloved device was holding my files hostage having succumbed to the dreaded bootloop. But hey, we’re hackers, right? I’ve got this. It was a long, quiet Friday afternoon when I noticed my Nexus 5X was asking to install yet another update. Show More Summary
Comedy legend Dave Chappelle is back, and he wants you to know that he... smokes cigarettes? As promised by the streaming giant alongside the release of a recent trailer, two new hour-long stand-up comedy specials starring the one and only Dave Chappelle have just been released on Netflix. Show More Summary
In just a little over a week, all the river of Galaxy S8 leaks will finally run dry, as Samsung is set to unveil the handset during an Unpacked press conference scheduled for March 29th. Until then, however, expect to see a daily barrage of Galaxy S8 leaks and rumors mixed with the occasional official Galaxy S8 announcement and new teaser with. Show More Summary
We so often hack for hacking’s sake, undertaking projects as a solitary pursuit simply for the challenge. So it’s nice to see hacking skills going to good use and helping someone out. Such was the case with this low-cost two-axis handheld...Show More Summary
Since unveiling the Model S P100D last summer, Tesla owners have been obsessed with pushing Tesla's flagship vehicle to the limit. And with good reason, the Model S P100D is an absolute speed demon capable of going from 0-60 in 2.4 seconds flat. Show More Summary
Every day there’s a new robot with improved capabilities that promises to eventually take over yet another job. But if you’re heading off to college soon, and want to ensure you’ve selected a career path that’s safe from robo-replacement, this agonizingly awkward video seems to confirm that rapping is not something… Read more...