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Scribble Pen: Real or Not?

For many, Scribble seemed like the best thing since sliced bread. It was a pen that could copy the color of absolutely anything simply by pushing its built-in scanner against an object. The pen could then…

A Robotic Dolly Means You'll Never Carry Anything Up Stairs Again

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Tackling a long flight of stairs is grueling enough when you're empty-handed, but having to climb step after step while carrying something heavy? Mankind wasn't designed to endure such torture, so thankfully we've invented something so we don't have to. Show More Summary

Cortana makes fun of Siri in brand new TV commercial

Microsoft is back at making fun of Apple products in a new TV ad that stars Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana, the two voice-activated virtual assistants available on iOS and Windows Phone, respectively. In the new commercial, Microsoft...Show More Summary

Hydropower from a Washing Mashine

Living off the grid is an appealing goal for many in the hacker community, perhaps because it can fulfill the need to create, to establish independence, to prepare for the apocalypse, or some combination of all those things. [Buddhanz1]...Show More Summary

How NOT to get motivated: Eight of the worst songs to run to #RunningWeek

Chucking together a running playlist on the fly can be dangerous. Pumped up and eager to get moving, you throw a few favourite songs on a list, load it up and go. But not every song – no matter how much you love it – is good to run to. Show More Summary

Hackaday Links: August 30, 2014

Adafruit did another Circuit Playground, this time concerning frequency. If you’re reading this, no, it’s probably not for you, which is great because it’s not meant to be. If you have some kids, though, it’s great. Not-muppet robots and oscilloscopes. Show More Summary

Take a Birds-Eye Tour of Apple's Huge Spaceship Campus

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The internet is slowly being swallowed whole by an endless influx of drone videos, but sometimes they give stunning views of locations we'd never see otherwise. This time, one YouTuber strapped a GoPro Hero 3+ to a DJI Phantom 2 drone and took a peek at Apple's upcoming "Spaceship" campus. Read more...

Homemade Superhero: [James'] DIY Exoskeleton

  We’re not just a bunch of monkeys with typewriters here at Hackaday; we don our hacker hat whenever our schedules allow. Or, in the case of Hackaday’s own [James Hobson]—aka [The Hacksmith]—he dons this slick exoskeleton prototypeShow More Summary

The ChalkJET: An Ink Jet Printer For The Streets

Need to do some guerrilla street advertising? What you need is the ChalkJET 9000, an ink jet printer on wheels. Using two Arduino Duemilanoves for the brains, this little cart features eight cans of spray chalk which can be individually actuated. Show More Summary

Are We Having Fun Yet? Binge on Party Down All Holiday Weekend Long

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Party Down, a short-lived Starz series about struggling actors working for a catering company—was and remains one of the best comedies ever to grace our TVs, and yet it was only two sweet seasons long. But now you have an excuse to Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh all over again, because the series has landed on Hulu Plus. Read more...

Google[x]‘s Project Wing

Autonomous delivery is the way of the future. Soon, flocks of flying hover crafts will glide through the air like acrobatic birds of flight bringing home items to those who need them. Whether those objects be food, or electronics, or...Show More Summary

Google Project Wing Drone Delivery Service: An Endless Waltz of Packages

Like Amazon, it appears Google has been mulling the use of drones to deliver goods. The company recently unveiled its Project Wing, a system that uses drones with the goal of delivering goods within two minutes…

THP Semifinalist: Theta Printer

The early 3D printers of the 80s and 90s started off as cartesian bots, and this is what the RepRap project took a cue from for the earliest open source 3D printer designs. A bit later, the delta bot came on the scene, but this was merely a different way to move a toolhead around build plate. Show More Summary

Teaser video suggests Dyson’s new robot vacuum cleaner may spy on you at all times

Dyson has published a short 25-second video teaser on YouTube that shows the company’s next product – or at least what that product is able to observe around it. Called the “Dyson project N223,” the device should be unveiled on September...Show More Summary

The 8 worst fitness gadgets of all time #RunningWeek: JumpSnap, Gravity Strider, Hula Chair

Garages across the nation are crammed to the rafters with dusty dumbbells, ex-exercise bikes and untrodden treadmills, testament to the spirit being willing but the flesh being lazy. It’s no surprise, then, that quick-fix fads offering gym bodies without the actual effort have made millions for their inventors. Show More Summary

This walking fish raised out of water helps explain evolution

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We know that hundreds of millions of years ago that fish left the water and eventually evolved into land animals. But what if we could see it happen right now? We sort of can. Scientists are raising fish to survive outside of water and to walk on land and they're changing right before our eyes. Read more...

This Megaphone Works Like a Sniper Rifle to Target a Single Listener

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We're not sure what they've been pumping into the air at Fuji Xerox's R&D lab, but we definitely like the results. Following up on the robot printer that delivers documents right to your desk we've got another bizarre creation in the form of a telephoto megaphone that can amplify your voice but only for a single far-off listener. Read more...

Jet skiing through a canyon looks a lot like podracing in Star Wars

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This GoPro video shows Christian Yellott zipping through the incredible narrow canyons of Lake Powell but if I squint a little bit, I can convince myself that I'm watching kid Anakin podracing in Tatooine. Either way, it's pretty awesome. Read more...

This Titanium Card Is the Ultimate Do-It-All Wallet

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Nobody likes a fat wallet, especially a fat boring wallet with no real tactical capabilities. That's what makes the Mesh Card so appealing. This slim slab of featherweight titanium works as a standalone wallet, a multi-tool, or just a useful addition to your existing wallet. It even prevents hacker thieves! Read more...

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