Okay, okay. We know it’s November now, but when [John] sent this project in, we just had to share it. He made a fully functional Gameboy Color costume! The costume makes use of a Raspberry Pi (located on his back), running RetroPie, which is an open source project dedicated to creating a universal console emulator. Show More Summary
You know what's missing from technology these days? Sound. We have noises but no sound. We open our laptops and we're automatically connected to Wi-Fi. Our phones only squeak for alerts, they don't provide a soundtrack for the future. Show More Summary
The child prodigy doesn't want a Sony. (Credit: Jimmy Kimmel LIve/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) Arden Hayes may be 5 years old, but he has a sanguine presence that Congress could use. He's an expert on presidents of the United States, as well as just generally being a lot more astute than most 5-year-olds. Show More Summary
Holy wow, the new Robocop movie is shaping up to be a monster of a movie about one monster of a human machine hybrid law-enforcement killer. The latest trailer details some of the backstory the movie will use to justify Robocop's existence. And Samuel L. Jackson yelling stuff. Read more...
Slovenia has became a hotbed for hardware startups during the past year and the newest one to come out of this Southeast European country is Chipolo - a simple to use Bluetooth-based item finder for iPhone and Android.
Buying a new car in this economy is tough. It shouldn’t be like buying a house. Well, there is an answer. Assuming you don’t need to transport passengers or significant…
Sure, complaining about cable is probably the quintessential first world problem but it's like cable companies get off in screwing you over. South Park captures the cable screw job perfectly: every customer wants changes to be made with cable but every cable company is just enjoying how many different ways they can say no to you. Read more...
Seeing things that shouldn't be burned get melted down to nothing by fire is weirdly titillating. You don't even have to be a pyromaniac to enjoy the perversion of the flames. Just look at how this tooth slowly disappears! It's gross and weirdly wonderful in all the right ways. Show More Summary
[Scott] sent in this tantalizing view of the what could be the future of bread boarding. His day job is at EquipCodes, where he’s working on augmented reality systems for the industrial sector. Most of EquipCodes augmented reality demos involve large electric motors and power transmission systems. Show More Summary
TM: Kim Asendorf (Credit: Dust Magazine) Leaked from today's 404 episode: - How one of the best science fiction films of our time was almost completely destroyed. - How to rob a bank in the 21st century. - Meet 'Sweetie,' a virtual girl created to target child predators. Show More Summary
The flashback begins with the classic Donkey Kong. (Credit: Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET) Video games have evolved over the years from the early arcade styles to cutscenes fit for the big screen. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the opening title sequences of games. Show More Summary
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Last year NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory revealed a Spiderman-inspired grippy claw that would let spacecraft easily grab onto passing asteroids and comets. Since then the technology has been further refined and now integrated into a rock-climbing robot called the LEMUR IIB that could put Sir Edmund Hillary to shame. Read more...
Whoops, wish we could take that one back. This TED-Ed animation video teaches you the history of gunpowder. How it began as a Chinese invention for immortality, how it works in fireworks and how it morphed into the world destroyer and creator it is now. Watch it, you might learn a thing or two. Read more...
[Toymakers] shared another episode of The Rabbit Hole. In this episode they spend most of the time pawing through boxes of donated electronic goodness. What really sparked our interest in episode 044 starting at the 12:46 mark was their amazing new logo proposal for The Rabbit Hole Hackerspace. Show More Summary
(Credit: Terre de Homme) They thought they were chatting online with a 10-year-old girl in the Philippines. In truth, they were talking to an incredibly realistic-looking computer-generated child. Now, that fake girl could help authorities identify very real child predators. Show More Summary
In case you’re not up to speed with the world of Pokemon, nearly every species of this game’s titular creatures have a ‘shiny’ variety – a differently colored sprite for each pokemon. As far as gameplay goes, they’re exactly the same...Show More Summary
Most of the news coming out of robotics research has us really worried about mankind's future, but Cornell University finally brings us a glimmer of hope. Researchers there are working on developing an algorithm through physical feedback...Show More Summary
It’s surprising how often a brilliant idea is missed out on until years after the fact. In this case the concept was seen publicly within ten years, but the brilliance of the inventor has been appreciated once again after 110 years.Show More Summary
We just got word of a great project by [Vito] — A MIDI Drumbot made from an Arduino and scraps from around the house! After learning some basics of programming microcontrollers way back in high school, [Vito] was excited to start using the Arduino platform. Show More Summary