Let’s be honest, some of the superheroes created in the Marvel universe aren’t all that super. Sure, we have some really cool superheroes such as Wolverine, but we also have some really lame superheroes like Jubilee.…
In an attempt to entice more people to travel on its airline, British Airways has created a couple of digital billboards to promote its 'Magic of Flying' campaign where footage of children pointing at actual planes flying overhead is displayed. The only problem is that's actually a little creepy. Read more...
Your own Facebook memorial. Does death disrupt your day? By "your day," I of course mean your Facebook news feed, the place where all news happens and all feelings are expressed. Some people feel that remembering those they loved doesn't quite harmonize with cat videos, political diatribes, and news of the latest boyfriend, job, or date. Show More Summary
Meet [Dr. Thomas Tilley] and his robot Suckerbot which looks very much like a clear-plastic six-axis controller. His presentation at this year’s TEDxChiangMai is made of the stuff that makes us feel warm inside. [Thomas] has been using joystick hacks to bring smiles to faces of kids in his part of Thailand. Show More Summary
I always loved playing with those Newton’s Cradle kinetic motion things when I was a kid. But other than being tested by the Mythbusters in a giant-size version, the classic metal desk toy hasn’t changed much…
Leonardo Da Vinci had many unfinished projects, not unlike many hackers here. Lucky for us though, he was a bit better at writing down his ideas than we are. This is his Viola Organista, as recreated by [Slawomir Zubrzycki] — a mechanical...Show More Summary
Welcome back to the conclusion of our interview on Mill CPU architecture with [Ivan Goddard]. If you missed yesterday’s offering you can watch the preview video or go back and read the original article. Above is the third part, withShow More Summary
Normally we see some crazy mad science projects coming from [Ben Krasnow’s] laboratory. This week [Ben] changes gears a bit and hacks his Xbox controller to interface with his bathroom scale and function as a posture controlled input device. Show More Summary
If math brings you out in a cold sweat, then logarithms surely leave you in a sobbing heap. But no longer, thanks to the wonderful Vi Hart. Read more...
Building your own quadcopter is an expensive and delicate ordeal. Only after you navigate a slew of different project builds do you feel confident enough to start buying parts, and the investment may not be worth your effort if your goal is to jump right into some hacking. Show More Summary
In what might be the most creative use of tissue ever, Fuyu Arai created this wonderful stop motion animation video for Nepia, a Japanese tissue paper company. It shows different animals like birds, dogs, kangaroos, frogs, etc. being formed through just tissue paper. The animation is so fluid that you almost believe that these tissue animals are alive. Read more...
Hackaday had an amazing opportunity to sit down with [Ivan Godard] who discussed the Mill CPU development which his company — Out of the Box Computing — has been working on for about a decade. The driving force behind Mill development is that optimizations to existing architectures can only get you so far. Show More Summary
I scored the damndest crapgadget yesterday: Disney's Disneyvision is a little box styled like a vintage TV. Where the tube would go is a flexible plastic wand attached to a variable motor, lit by a strobing white LED.
Less of a genius than Kanye? (Credit: NBC/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) When two geniuses meet, there is inevitably friction. So on "Saturday Night Live," when the world's biggest (self-proclaimed) genius was confronted with Karen, who works for Apple, you knew that resentment would spew. Show More Summary
In an effort to give salespeople something impressive to hand out, IBM recently had a bunch of very cool promotional materials printed up. It’s basically a greeting card-sized cardboard folder with a bit of text, an LCD screen, buttons, battery and display controller. Show More Summary
Love is just a game. (Credit: ubertxt/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) The world seems hell bent on remaining 12 years old. There are some good reasons for this, such as adults constantly proving that adulthood is incompetence basking in the rays of power. Show More Summary
If you’re an Evil Customs Agent or other nefarious Three Letter Agency Person, you’re probably very interesting in getting data off people’s phones. Even if the screen is locked, there’s a way around this problem: just use the Android Debug Bridge, a handy way to get a shell on any Android device with just a USB cable. Show More Summary
Have you ever heard of the game Johann Sebastian Joust? We haven’t either, but [Juerd] has come up with an open source version of it called Opentilt, and we have to admit — it looks like a lot of fun! Johann Sebastian Joust uses motion controllers for a game that can be played indoors or out, without a screen. Show More Summary
One of the more annoying parts of Super Mario World is when Bowser goes flying around in his clown-copter thingie at the end of the game. It’s just plain silly, and it’s kind of an annoying…
In recent years, quadrotors have exploded in popularity. They’ve become cheap, durable, and can do some really impressive things, but are they the most efficient design? The University of Queensland doesn’t think so. Helicopters areShow More Summary