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Hackaday Links: May 21, 2017

It’s time to talk about something of supreme importance to all Hackaday readers. The first trailer for the new Star Trek series is out. Some initial thoughts: the production values are through the roof, and some of this was filmed in Jordan (thank the king for that). Show More Summary

Labyrinth ‘Ello Worm Plush Slippers Keep Feet Weirdly Warm

Look at these slippers, they are creepy, cool, and weirdly ’80s. They are modeled after the ‘Ello worm from Labyrinth, Jim Henson’s classic 1980s fantasy. It seems like everytime I turn around there is some Labyrinth…

Humans May Have Accidentally Created a Radiation Shield Around Earth

  NASA spends a lot of time researching the Earth and its surrounding space environment. One particular feature of interest are the Van Allen belts, so much so that NASA built special probes to study them! They’ve now discovered a protective...Show More Summary

15 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

The movie trailers avalanche continues this week with a variety of fresh clips, as studios prepare to debut some of their most important titles of the summer. That also means we’re looking at “final” trailers for some of the following pictures, which are going to launch soon. Show More Summary

Building a Replica Final Cartridge III

The Commodore 64 was the computer of the 8-bit era, and remains the highest selling computer of all time. In addition to disk and tape drives, it also had a cartridge interface. A popular extension cartridge was the Final Cartridge III, which offered a variety of disk utilities and a GUI. Show More Summary

This iOS 11 concept officially has me excited

We're just weeks away from WWDC, Apple's big yearly developer conference where it reveals the next version of iOS. There's been a surprising lack of leaks about iOS 11, so most of our expectations are based on wishful thinking and guesswork. MacStories has put together an iOS 11 concept that focuses on what's going to change for iPads. Show More Summary

A look at 100 awesome iOS 11 features we hope Apple introduces at WWDC

WWDC is now just about two weeks away and Apple has done an unusually solid job of keeping upcoming iOS 11 features under wraps. Still, it's not as if Apple has been able to prevent any iOS 11 rumors from leaking out. Over the past few...Show More Summary

A robot landed a plane, and nothing bad happened

We joke a lot about the eventual robot apocalypse — when mankind will inevitably be enslaved by our very own creations and forced to serve under machine overlords — but the reality is that right now, robots are probably more trustworthy than humans. Show More Summary

The OnePlus 5 leaks keep getting stranger

There’s no denying that the OnePlus 5 is currently one of the most talked about unreleased Android handsets. The phone is due this summer, but we already know its most important specs. On top of that, we just heard that OnePlus is apparently all about the camera in the new model. Show More Summary

This is the iPhone of our dreams and it probably won’t ever exist

Apple's upcoming new iPhone 8 will feature a bold new design, and not a moment too soon. After three consecutive iPhone generations that each feature nearly identical hardware designs, consumers are beginning to get antsy. iPhone sales are slumping, and Apple fans are due for something fresh and new. Show More Summary

Doubling The Capacity of Power Tool Batteries

YouTube User [Vuaeco] has come up with a novel idea, combining power tool battery packs to double the capacity. Starting off with two slimline 2.0Ah compact battery packs, [Vuaeco] wanted a larger 4.0Ah rebuilt drill battery pack. These...Show More Summary

Android O takes the fight to improve smartphone battery life to the next level

Mobile operating systems today have reached a point where it’s perfectly okay to expect “boring” updates that include plenty of improvements meant to further enhance the overall experience. Such is the case with Android O, which will...Show More Summary

Handheld Network Analyzer Peek Inside

[Shahriar] recently posted a review of a 6.8 GHz network analyzer. You can see the full video — over fifty minutes worth — below the break. The device can act as a network analyzer, a spectrum analyzer, a field strength meter, and a signal generator. Show More Summary

Everything you need to know about ‘Destiny 2’

On Thursday morning at an event in Los Angeles, California, Bungie finally took the wraps off of Destiny 2. The sequel to one of the biggest games of 2014, Destiny 2 builds on the original game without losing any of the gameplay, features...Show More Summary

Coke Can Fueled Power Generator

[Experimental Fun] shows us how you can create a cola power generator that runs on nothing more than cans of cola including the container and a little bit of sodium hydroxide to speed the reaction up. This might sound a bit crazy, but...Show More Summary

Watch the ‘Destiny 2’ gameplay reveal live stream right here

Years of anticipation have led to this moment. On Thursday at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT, we're finally going to see Destiny 2 in action. Bungie confirmed the long-awaited sequel back in March, and although we got a trailer a few days later, the developer has been relatively quiet since then. Show More Summary

Google I/O 2017 day two live stream: Watch Google dive into VR and AR

Wednesday's keynote address at Google I/O 2017 in Mountain View, California was packed to the brim with announcements and product demos, but Google isn't done yet. The developers conference kicked off on Wednesday, but lasts until Friday, which means that Google still has two full days to talk about its upcoming products and services. Show More Summary

LEGO Train Explores a World of Sparkling Light

[bananenbuurman] converted his studio apartment into a glorious four-minute LEGO train course equipped with lights, motorized effects, and creative displays. The train car sports a 360-degree camera, giving us a minifigure’s view ofShow More Summary

Watch the ‘ARMS’ Nintendo Direct live stream right here

With less than a month to go until E3 2017 kicks off in Los Angeles, California, Nintendo is going to host a live stream today focusing on one of its more exciting exclusive titles for the Switch: ARMS. If you haven't been keeping up,...Show More Summary

Cult classic game ‘Phantom Dust’ free to download on Xbox One, PC

In a surprise announcement on Monday, Microsoft revealed that original Xbox cult classic Phantom Dust would be re-releasing on Xbox One and PC for free on Tuesday, May 16th. This action combat game wasn't the most iconic Xbox game, but...Show More Summary

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