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Disney’s Designing a Smart Watch That Knows What You’re Touching

Did you know Disney actually has a huge R&D subsidiary? It’s called Walt Disney Imagineering, and they’ve come up with some pretty interesting technology. They’re currently working on a smart watch interface called EM-Sense that uses an...Show More Summary

What Happens When You Do a Burnout on an iPhone 6S?

Have you ever wondered what would happen to your iPhone if you peeled rubber on top of it? I can’t say this has ever occurred to me, but you are about to find out thanks to…

Two Turntables and No Microphone

It used to be that you had to spend real money to get an alternative controller for your electronic musical arsenal. These days, with cheap microcontrollers and easily-accessible free software libraries, you can do something awesome for pocket change. Show More Summary

Back to the Future II expertly edited to show the real 2015

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We all know this by now: the 2015 in Back to the Future II didn’t happen in real life. We failed. But! We can totally make things right by changing the past, as in re-editing Back to the Future II to include things that actually happened in the year 2015. Show More Summary

Watching this guy climb the Eiffel Tower made me lose feeling in my fingers

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ostensibly, the Eiffel Tower seems like a decent structure to climb. There are so many exposed parts that you could hold on to and so many paths to climb up that there’s no real wrong move. But then you realize, as you watch James Kingston...Show More Summary

Kangaroo chase sends two golfers running for their lives

Kangaroos are quirky, charming, and endlessly fascinating creatures. Though endemic to Australia, YouTube has provided animal lovers across the world with incredible videos of kangaroos doing wild, crazy, and interesting things. Kangaroos...Show More Summary

Finally. A Working JetPack

Well, it’s either an extremely well edited video, or [JetPack Aviation] has actually come up with a working JetPack. According to their site, this JetPack has been in development for the past 25 years, and the current revision is capable of speeds of up to 100mph, and lasts for over 10 minutes. Show More Summary

If the only thing stopping you buying Blackberry’s new Android slider was the AT&T exclusive, go

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If the only thing stopping you buying Blackberry’s new Android slider was the AT&T exclusive, good news: the Priv is also coming to Verizon. Remember: Blackberry is going to keep on loving you. Read more...

Hackaday Links: November 8, 2015

[Burt Rutan] is someone who needs no introduction. Apparently, he likes the look of the Icon A5 and is working on his own version. Earlier this week, the US Air Force lost a few satellites a minute after launch from Barking Sands in Hawaii. Show More Summary

Friction Welding… Wood?

You’d think writing for Hack a Day means we probably don’t get surprised very often by projects… but then we see something we never thought was possible — in this case, the linear friction welding of wood to join it. Friction welding...Show More Summary

Compressorhead: Best Robot Band Ever?

We’ve written about Compressorhead before but we’re writing about them again. Why? Because Compressorhead is the most amazing robot band you’ve ever seen, and because they’ve just opened up a Kickstarter to fund building a lead singer...Show More Summary

The USB Killer – Now A Crowdfunding Campaign

Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and every other crowdfunding site out there frequently have projects that should never be products. The latest promises to protect you from security breaches and identity theft by blowing up your computer. It’s...Show More Summary

Stegosploit: Owned by a JPG

We’re primarily hardware hackers, but every once in a while we see a software hack that really tickles our fancy. One such hack is Stegosploit, by [Saumil Shah]. Stegosploit isn’t really an exploit, so much as it’s a means of delivering exploits to browsers by hiding them in pictures. Show More Summary

This Piano is Made of Skateboard Decks: Frontside Heart and Soul

You probably remember the 1998 movie Big, where Tom Hanks played on a giant electronic piano keyboard at the F.A.O. Schwarz toy store in New York City. Everyone knows it. It’s a classic scene that people…

Winning the Console Wars – An In-Depth Architectural Study

From time to time, we at Hackaday like to publish a few engineering war stories – the tales of bravery and intrigue in getting a product to market, getting a product cancelled, and why one technology won out over another. Today’s war...Show More Summary

Rick’s P-p-portal Gun

For this Halloween, [Dave Dalton] went all out on his [Rick] costume from the cartoon Rick and Morty. He designed and 3D printed a portal gun. No, not from Portal. Rick’s Portal gun, set for Reality C137. He built it at Kansas City’s makerspace, called the Hammerspace Workshop. Show More Summary

Logic Noise: Digital to Analog with an R-2R DAC

Making sound with digital logic usually calls for a Digital to Analog converter. Building one can be very simple, and the sound quality out of an R-2R Ladder is actually pretty good. In the last edition of Logic Noise, we built up a (relatively) simple VCO — voltage-controlled oscillator — that had roughly one-volt-per-octave response. Show More Summary

Check Out The Difference Between A New And Used Toothbrush In This Cool Microscopic View

Video: The easiest way to be a lazy human with bad hygiene is to not change your toothbrush every so often. Maybe after watching this enlightening video from Applied Science, we all can change that. Using a powerful microscope, we get to see the difference between a brand new toothbrush and an old toothbrush. Show More Summary

Shoot Down Drones with Pumpkin Cannons

Are you worried about the inevitable drone invasion? Have you been waiting for a defense system that you can trust? Look no further. This video shows just how effective the system is — no smoke and mirrors. Just results. Forget RF jamming or WiFi hacking. Show More Summary

Blacksmith Forge Made From the Bathroom Sink

The sweltering heat had finally moved on and Giant Tick season was coming to a close (not kidding, they are HUGE here), when I decided to fire up my hacked together blacksmith forge made out of an old bathroom sink and aquarium stand. In the age-old formula I needed to supply an air source to a fuel to create enough heat to make iron malleable. Show More Summary

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