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Building Your Own Mini Fridge?

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Ever play with a Peltier plate? They’re these really cool components that kind of look like a ceramic sandwich, and when you put power into them, one side gets hot, and one side gets freezing cold! [Joseph Rautenbach] decided he wanted...Show More Summary

Watch: Math teacher concocts the best 2015 April Fools prank

Every year April Fools’ Day brings some interesting pranks, with tech companies getting more and more serious about, tech jokes. Google had a variety of fresh April Fools stunts of its own, and even Samsung and HTC rose up to the challenge, posting some interesting fake products earlier this week. Show More Summary

Fun stop-motion animation brings nail art alive and into real life

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's always fun to see things that aren't supposed to be real, come alive. Breathing life into inanimate objects and giving them their own personality spins your brain sideways. This video by Trans Forming turns a woman's nails into their own little monsters. Read more...

The Best Project We Never Did Yet

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Back when [Caleb] was around here at Hackaday, he was tasked with making a few YouTube videos. His Portal Gun got 1.6 Million views, and we got a takedown request because of this video even though that company was more than willing to use [Caleb] as a guinea pig at CES. This post is not about those videos. Show More Summary

Manual Data Recovery With A Hex Editor

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Let’s say you use an SD card-base portable audio recorder for work – doing an interview, perhaps. Things go well until one day, you turn the recorder off before stopping the recording. Without pressing that big red Stop button, the file doesn’t close, and you’re left with a very large 0kB file on the SD card. Show More Summary

Watch: Galaxy S6 edge vs. HTC One M9 drop test videos

How rugged are the new Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9 when it comes to accidental drops? Will they break when dropped from various heights flat on their faces? YouTube channel TechRax decided to answer these questions by dropping both devices from approximately 5 feet in the air from various angles onto hard surfaces. Show More Summary

DIY LEGO Alien Power Loader Set: Spaceman’s Suit

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Mark Nathan Willetts submitted his prototype for an Alien Power Loader set to LEGO Ideas, but they rejected it because of the franchise’s violent nature. Which I find weird given that LEGO approved the Exo Suit.…

More MRRF, This Time A Roundtable

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Ah, you thought we were done with our coverage of the Midwest RepRap Festival, didn’t you? No, there’s still more, thanks to [Timothy Koscielny] sending in some digital assets that were required to put this post together. This time,Show More Summary

Close Up Shots From Quentin Tarantino Movies

Quentin Tarantino loves to flex his directorial muscles in his movies, so much so that he’s developed so many different trademark shots. Roman Holiday put together a bunch of close up shots from Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown to showcase all of those scenes. It’s kind of fun to track the story through just these shots. More »      

Watch: The hilarious ‘honest’ Interstellar trailer

Popular YouTube channel Screen Junkies made a new “Honest Trailer” video, this time targeting Christopher Nolan’s epic Interstellar. The movie was one of 2014’s most anticipated sci-fi titles, but that doesn’t mean everyone who’s seen it is a fan. Show More Summary

YouTube star Michelle Phan has launched her own online network, Icon

As if further proof were needed that sitting in your bedroom talking to strangers can make you rich and famous, YouTube’s favourite make-up expert Michelle Phan has launched a new online network called Icon. She’s partnered with Endemol...Show More Summary

Microsoft’s April Fool is MS-DOS for Lumia, and it actually works

April Fools’ Day is one of the worst days of the year, fact. I spend the whole morning giving the side eye to every press release I receive (‘A new digital radio range? A likely story.’) But as much as pranks are clearly terrible, when someone puts a lot of effort into one, you have to begrudgingly give them credit.... Show More Summary

Short film: R2-D2 adorably falls in love with a blue mailbox

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Say it with me: awwwww. In a story that's a little like the first hour of Wall-E, this short film, Artoo In Love by Evan Atherton, tells a cute love story of R2-D2 and a blue mailbox. R2 starts holding picnics with it, zaps away people who want to mail things and holds an umbrella over its head when it rains. Read more...

Watch This Guy Perfectly Recreate Homer Simpson Eating In Real Life

It takes a lot of hard work, a considerable amount of natural talent and a little bit of luck to be able to eat like Homer Simpson in real life. Caolan McArthur and CinemaRaven managed to accomplish the Herculean feat (with the help of a sped up camera) and basically created a live action version of The Simpsons. More »      

Poking Around Textiles With Your Multimeter

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Looking for a fun wearable electronics project? While you can buy specific fabric and conductive thread for your projects, sometimes you can even find conductive fabric where you might not expect it! In this latest video by Adafruit,...Show More Summary

Retrotechtacular: Wising Up with the SAGE System

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

The birth of the supersonic jet made the United States’ airstrike defenses look antiquated. And so, during the Cold War, the government contracted a number of institutions and vendors to create and maintain the Semi-Automatic GroundShow More Summary

The Best Environment-related Prize Projects

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Last week we challenged you to post your idea on environment-related solutions for the 2015 Hackaday Prize. We’ve gone through every entry and have chosen this week’s winners. What a tough process, there are so many interesting ideas...Show More Summary

Fail of the Week: Easy Cheese? Printer Says No

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Well, this is timely. We saw a lot of things at Midwest RepRap Festival this year on both the printer and the material fronts. We told you about the delicious offerings made possible through remote extruder setups, strong and heavy filaments infused with copper and other metals, and a printer built out of K’NEX. Show More Summary

HTC One M9 review: HTC nails it again

Following on from our quick hands-on with the HTC One M9 at the launch event in Barcelona, we take an in-depth look at the flagship phone HTC is hoping will see off competition from Apple and Samsung. With the One M8 being one of the most popular Android smartphones of all time, the M9’s got big shoes to fill – so... Show More Summary

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