This week we saw an interesting animated motorcycle tail light over on Reddit. But there wasn’t really enough background to get its own feature. The NeuroKnitting project captures brainwaves by weaving them into a scarf. On Semiconductor is showing off an 8x8x8 LED cube which they claim as 12,000 LEDs. Show More Summary
A cheery new YouTube video called "Facebook - The Musical" is on its way to going viral at more than 500,000 views during its first few days on the Web, thanks to a campy crew of crooners singing the praises of the social network. [Show More Summary
Last week we caught wind of a piece from the Today Show that shows very technically minded thieves stealing cars with a small device. Cops don’t know how they’re doing it, and of course the Today show (and the Hackaday comments) were full of speculation. Show More Summary
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from William, who wants to make sure his new whip fits into all of the small spaces. Show More Summary
Last year we saw what may be the coolest application of a Kinect ever. It was called Kintinuous, and it’s back again, this time as Kintinuous 2.0, with new and improved features. When we first learned of Kintinuous, we were blown away. Show More Summary
This haunting animation by Pavel proves that, even in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has been reduced to nearly-mindless husks and raised as a power source for their trash-spewing robotic overlords, there aint's shit to watch on TV. Read more...
We’ve seen a lot of frivolous applications for robotic arms: Artisanal cocktail making. Slow pit stops. Whatever’s going on here. Meanwhile, in Finland, a precociously-named company called ZenRobotics has figured out how use them to solve one of the biggest problems with recycling: automatic sorting. Read more...
If you've got that summertime sadness, look no further than this week's TC Gadgets Podcast. In it, we discuss the new Form 1 printer which is meant to compete with the likes of MakerBot, as well as all the upcoming WWDC goodness from Apple, including a revamped iOS 7, the new iRadio, and even some new MacBooks? Maybe?
Many of us avoid flying with checked baggage when possible, and for good reason: even a simple delay can sour a whole trip. Airbus' new Bag2Go prototype could save us from having to pack light, however. The smart luggage carries a raft of sensors that work with an iOS app to bypass the usual airport drudgery. Show More Summary
It's our second week of being on a regular schedule and we're so excited we rejoiced with Joseph Volpe as our guest. We'll talk about the worst phone name we've ever heard, WWDC pre-event rumors and some rumblings from Computex. Stream...Show More Summary
After getting his hands on this relic [Gregory Charvat] manage to hack it, converting the receiver into a transceiver. It may be old, but the R-390A is nothing to scoff at. It’s abilities include AM, code, and FSK operation from 500 kHz to 32 MHz. Show More Summary
Whether you need to get an airliner across a continent without flying it, piggyback a space shuttle to its launch site, or ship Snoop Dog's oversized tour stage to Nigeria, you're going to need the world's biggest and strongest aircraft: the Antonov An-225. Read more...
Yes, it's become exceedingly clear that the Internet has entered into a prodigious, lascivious (and hilarious) relationship with cats. But, at the end of the day, when it comes to the title of "Man/Woman/Child's Best Friend," it's the friendly neighborhood pooch that takes the cake. Show More Summary
Wall-mounted bottle openers are great in and of themselves. It's the 21st century—we shouldn't be using both of our hands like some kind of animal. But Dropcatch cleverly takes this modern convenience one step further with bottle cap catching magnets. Read more...
This week we’re taking another departure from the ordinarily campy videos featured in the Retrotechtacular section. This time around the video is only two years old, but the subject matter is from the early 1980?s. [David Crane], designer of Pitfall for the Atari 2600 gave a talk at the 2011 Game Developer’s Conference. Show More Summary
mOwayduino are programmable Arduino-based robot toys designed to be used in conjunction with apps plus hardware add-ons -- creating a rich environment for learning by playing with hardware and software. Or that's the idea. At the moment, mOwayduino is at the concept/prototyping stage. The Spanish company behind the project is aiming to crowdfund it via Indiegogo.
After unboxing last week's Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung is keeping the pedal pressed to the metal by announcing another new launch variant of its current flagship smartphone -- this time aimed at users who want their device to be made of slightly tougher stuff. Iterating its portfolio in this way is how Samsung squeezes the competition by making it harder for them to differentiate.
Things we expected to see at the world's premier computer show: mainstream notebooks, gaming notebooks, thin notebooks ("pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp"), maybe even a tablet or two. But a desk lamp? Not so much. And yet, that might be the most memorable thing Gigaybte is showing here at Computex. Show More Summary
Studios make movies so they can fill seats to print money to make more movies to fill more seats to print more money. And the easiest way to start printing money is to go with an established movie franchise. Like Superman! But the real...Show More Summary
Spotify's "Most Viral" songs of the week: 1. Bubble Butt - Major Lazer feat. Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mystic 2. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke 3. Royals - Lorde 4. Take Me - Tiesto 5. We Own It (Fast & Furious) - 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa 6. Show More Summary