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Upgrade Your Computer the 1985 Way

Today when you want to upgrade your computer you slap in a card, back in the early 80’s things were not always as simple.  When [Carsten] was digging around the house he found his old, and heavily modified Rockwell AIM 65 single board...Show More Summary

Drones Do A Michelangelo In The Sky

Spaxels Lightpainting from Ars Electronica on Vimeo. Art – you can boil it down to a kind of science with the mixture of colors, as well as just the right amount of pressure when it comes to brushstrokes, not to mention the geometric...Show More Summary

What humans and life will be like in 1000 years

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

ASAP Science attempts to explain what life and humans would be like 1000 years in the future. Nanobots would help us limit human weaknesses, buildings would be able to disassemble and reassemble like Transformers, the number of languages...Show More Summary

Deal: Save 50% on a Backblaze Unlimited Backup 1-Yr Subscription

There’s no greater fear when it comes to today’s data driven world than losing all of your digital files. Whether your computer is hacked, or simply crashes, you need a good backup plan. And if you…

HTC One A9 Review: Hands-On

The HTC One line has had an iconic design since the HTC One M7. The M8 won worldwide applause for inheriting the same design language and build quality. However, the One M9 was criticized for looking too similar, especially when competitors like the Galaxy S6 Edge were coming out with fresh designs. Show More Summary

10 mistakes in the Star Wars movies that you might have missed

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I know, the only mistake of the Star Wars movies is the prequels. Ha ha. Oh and we can’t forget all the crap that George Lucas went back in to ruin in the original trilogy too. Yes. But there are actual legitimate mistakes that leaked into the good movies too. Show More Summary

Why Starting a Kickstarter Could Kick Your Butt

So you’ve come up with a great idea and now you’re thinking about starting a crowdfunding campaign – and why not, all the cool kids are doing it. Now, let’s say you already have a working prototype, or maybe you even built a small run for friends online. Show More Summary

Rod Logic and Graphene: Elusive Molecule-Scale Computers

I collect slide rules. You probably know a slide rule is a mechanical calculator of sorts. They usually look like a ruler (hence the name) and have a sliding part (hence the name) and by using logarithms you can multiply and divide easily...Show More Summary

TEMPEST: a Tin Foil Hat for Your Electronics and Their Secrets

Electronics leak waves and if you know what you’re doing you can steal people’s data using this phenomenon. How thick is your tinfoil hat? And you sure it’s thick enough? Well, it turns out that there’s a (secret) government standard for all of this: TEMPEST. Show More Summary

Hackaday Links: October 18, 2015

We have our featured speakers lined up for the Hackaday Supercon, one of which is [Fran Blanche]. We’ve seen a lot of her work, from playing with pocket watches to not having the funding to build an Apollo Guidance Computer DSKY. InShow More Summary

Raspberry Pi Tablet Based on Sailfish OS

There are so many hacks in this project it’s hard to know where to start. So let’s start at the SailPi tablet which is a Raspberry Pi running the Sailfish OS on an LCD touch screen powered by a cell phone battery pack. The design looks more like a high-tech sandwich with the Pi in the middle than a tablet. Show More Summary

Coke-Propane Rocket Blasts Off Without Ignition

Everyone’s seen the Diet Coke and Mentos “experiment” that ends in a brown eruption. But have you seen the Coke and Propane experiment insanity that results in a rocket launch? As [Itay] pointed out when he sent us the tip, this doesn’t need to be lit. Show More Summary

What Exactly Is Light?

Video: It’s simple enough, right? Light is light. We get it from the Sun, when we flip on the switch, or turn on the flashlight. We see it! But that explanation doesn’t really explain anything. Kurz Gesagt breaks down what light is using wavelengths and frequencies and the speed of it to explain why it’s so damn special. More »      

Watch this cool first person view of hand making a knife

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here’s a really cool video showing the daily routine of Chelsea Miller, a knife maker. It’s fun because it’s filmed from her perspective so you get to see what it really takes. Fiercely Curious, who made the video, writes, “Chelsea Miller hand makes stunning knives out of old horse rasp files. Show More Summary

Converting a 3D Printer from 3mm to 1.75mm

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

A few weeks ago, I published a post discussing the filament diameters common in 3d printing. For no reason whatsoever, consumer 3D printers have settled on two different sizes of filament. Yes, there are differences, but those differences are just a function of engineering tradeoffs and historical choices. Show More Summary

Make A Cheap (And Dangerous) Automated Flamethrower

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Nothing lights up the night like a quick blast from a flamethrower, but there is a reason why you can’t buy them in the Halloween decoration aisle at Target. They are dangerous, for fairly obvious reasons. [Erco] seems to have no particular...Show More Summary

Show a Quadcopter Flight on Google Earth for Under Ten Bucks

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

[Joop Brokking] wanted to know where his quadcopter was and had been. He thought about Google Earth, but assumed it would be difficult to get the GPS data and integrate it with Google’s imagery. But he discovered it was easier than he thought. Show More Summary

A Look Into How Restaurant Napkins Are Made

The very best thing about dining fine at fancy restaurants is getting treated like royalty with the impeccable service. The second best thing about eating at a nice place is that you get to wipe your mouth with napkins that are perfectly threaded to wipe away mess and so luxurious that you feel guilty your skin is touching it. Show More Summary

I...I Think This Is A Video Explaining The Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Video: Aussie YouTuber friendlyjordies does good work. Good. Work. His latest video on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, however, is a baffling fever dream that I can’t stop watching. More »      

Bell Clock Ain’t Your Grandfather’s

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Here’s a rather obscure clock that rings your bell. Literally. It’s a minimalist approach to the grandfather chime. You’ll want to check out the video below to see the electronic base very nonchalantly striking the bottom of the handbell. Show More Summary

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