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WhammyPhone is a Bendable Music Playing Phone

Growing up I watched a lot of Looney Toons cartoons and I remember one where Bugs plays a wood saw to make some Hawaiian music. I imagine that the WhammyPhone is sort of the modern equivalent…

‘Pokemon Sun and Moon’ starter evolutions, shiny sprites leaked in new demo

Just hours after the special demo version of Pokemon Sun and Moon launched on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, hackers began digging through the demo's files to see if they could find any new information that hadn't been revealed yet. Well, it...Show More Summary

Electromagnetic Pulse: Pure Hollywood?

Imagine you’re in charge of a major heist. Right as your crew is about to rob the main vault, you need all of the electronics in the building to fail at exactly the right moment with no other collateral damage (except, maybe, to your raggedy panel van). Show More Summary

Watch the incredible short two Pixar animators made in their free time

The best animated movie of the year is six minutes long. Over the weekend, Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj shared a new short called Borrowed Time on Vimeo. Although the short features the same impressive animation quality you've come to expect from the studio, this isn't a Pixar feature. Show More Summary

iPhone 7 has created a wave of users who now use their smartphones in the shower

Thanks to Apple's decision to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack, the iPhone 7 is without question the most water-resistant iPhone ever released. Armed with an impressive IP67 rating, Apple's latest and greatest iPhone is designed to withstand...Show More Summary

I Really Didn't Expect This Guy to Land Where He Did After He Jumped Off a 129-Foot Roof

I’m totally safe and sitting in front of a computer screen, and yet I’m sweating because watching this guy pull his crazy jumps from buildings is just not okay. This one is especially brutal because I really didn’t expect him to end up where he landed. Show More Summary

Watch the hilarious ‘Saturday Night Live’ debate sketch that had Donald Trump fuming

Saturday Night Live over the weekend continued its comedic assault on the 2016 U.S. Presidential election with a hilarious and dead-on spoof of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's recent Town Hall debate. Per usual, Alec Baldwin was in...Show More Summary

Making an Actual Skateboard with Lego Bricks Is Just Awesome

Sure, people build lots of different things with Lego, but those are just toys or fun models. To make an actual working skateboard that will be outfitted with trucks and wheels to support the weight of an adult human? To hold up against the punishment of skaters? You need a wildly creative woodworker like Peter Brown to get it done. Show More Summary

This Electric Cart Lets Puny Humans Pull an 18-Wheeler's 20-Ton Trailer

Normally you need an unhealthy dose of gamma radiation, or a billion dollar robot suit, to gain super strength. But this manually-operated electric tug lets even the puniest of humans drag around a 20-ton cargo trailer like it was a child’s toy wagon. Read more...

Watch John Oliver tear third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein to shreds

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are two of the least popular presidential candidates in American history. Therefore, you can understand why some voters are looking for alternatives. In 2016, those alternatives come in the form of third-party candidates Dr. Show More Summary

I Want to Become a Ping Pong Jedi Just So I Can Open Soda Bottles With the Ball

There’s not much fame that comes with being a championship ping pong player. You don’t get shoe deals, ticker tape parades, or cameos in movies. You do, however, get to post awesome trick shot compilation videos to YouTube, leaving the internet completely jealous of your skills with a paddle. Read more...

Retrotechtacular: Piano Rolls, Made By Apple ][

Piano rolls are the world’s longest-lasting recording medium, and its first digital one. They were mass-produced from 1896 to 2008, and you can still get some made today, although they’re a specialty item. The technology behind them,...Show More Summary

Fake an Alien Encounter With a Drone Covered in Blinding LED Lights

The hefty, eight-armed Freefly Alta drone is capable of carrying a lot of weight. So in addition to a camera, the folks at YouTube’s rctestflight channel put 1,000-watts of LEDs on board, and a smoke machine, unintentionally creating the perfect way to fake an alien encounter, or a UFO abduction. Read more...

A Vintage Single Transistor LED Blinker

[Eric Wasatonic] had a box of SWB2433 transistors that he had very little information about. In order to discover their properties, he fired up his curve tracer to compare these transistors with more common ones. He noticed the SWB2433 exhibited negative resistance while the similar curves of a 2n3904 didn’t. Show More Summary

Gizmodo's Static Podcast: Is Virtual Reality Mainstream Yet?

Rediscovering the joy in videogames, is it legal for Elon Musk to send us to Mars, Virtual Reality hits mainstream and we answer your question: what is your useless superpower? Watch the expanded show in video or subscribe to the audio feed via iTunes and Pocket Casts. More »      

Hackaday Links: October 16, 2016

You need only look at the weekly user account leak from a popular web service or platform to know there’s a problem with security. Reusing passwords is the dumbest thing you can do right now, and the Mooltipass Mini is the answer to that problem. Show More Summary

‘Flappy Golf 2’ is your new mobile addicition

Whatever plans you made this weekend, you might want to consider cancelling them. On Thursday, Noodlecake Studios (best known for their Super Stickman Golf series) launched the sequel to Flappy Golf. If you don’t remember Flappy Golf,...Show More Summary

Finding A Use For Surplus Filament Spools

If you’re a heavy user of a 3D printer, or a welder, you’ll know the problem of empty spools. You’ve used up all the filament or the welding wire, and you’re left with a substantial plastic spool. It’s got to be useful for something, you think, and thus it’s Too Good To Throw Away. Show More Summary

Weather Ticker Shows How Easy It Can Be

[Petru] seems to have designed his weather ticker project with beginners in mind. Leveraging the inexorable forces of both the Raspberry Pi and cheap online auction house modules, it’s nearly the Hackaday equivalent of painting by numbers. Show More Summary

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