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Samsung POWERbot VR9000 Robot Vacuum Cleaner: Australian Review

As cool as robotic vacuum cleaners can be, they’re not usually particularly good at actually vacuuming. Weedy vacuum motors and ineffective sensors often make for autonomous cleaners that don’t really do a very good job. We’re finally...Show More Summary

Hackaday Links: November 30, 2014

Tired of wiring up the power rails and serial adapter every time you build something on a breadboard? [Jason] has you covered. He put his Breadboard Buddy Pro up on Indiegogo, and it does everything you’d expect it to: power rails, USB to UART bridge, and a 3.3 V regulator. Show More Summary

THIS IS MY PRODUCT: An AMAZING Musical Remix of Breaking Bad Clips [Video]

Best. Remix. EVER. Made by Matthijs Vlot. Lyrics: What the hell, is this? What? What? This, this, this is my product 2x I made you my bitch When we started all this Its cost of business That’s what this is Stand up the heat Look at that, look! That’s what we need, so we can […]

Doesn't Cortana Know That Disparaging Siri Reflects Negatively on Her Parents?

Instead of communicating the unique benefits of the Windows Phone, the latest Microsoft ads focus on disparaging the iPhone. The ads are "cute" and use the Windows Phone's digital assistant, Cortana, to diminish her iPhone counterpart, Siri. Show More Summary

[Glasslinger] Builds Tiny Tubes

In the early days of transistors, RCA and GE were battling against silicon with ever smaller vacuum tubes. These tubes – Nuvistors, Compactrons, and some extremely small JAN triodes were some of the tiniest tubes to ever be created.Show More Summary

Someone Made a Video of The Count Counting Pi to 10,000 Decimal Places

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here's a weird little corner of the internet for you to devour. YouTube user Crysknife007 is well-known for hours-long sci-fi marathons of idling starship engines or the silent ambience of Rick Deckard's apartment. But this time, we get our favorite numbers-addicted Muppet counting Pi up to 10,000 decimal places. Read more...

Get your tickets now for next week’s PandoMonthly SF with Lyft’s John Zimmer

3 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

We have always had uncanny timing with our PandoMonthly guests. We book most of them months or even a year in advance and somehow they get newsy just at the right time. We interviewed Kevin Systrom just after selling Instagram to Facebook. Show More Summary

Jimmy Fallon And Rashida Jones Sing Holiday Parodies Of 2014’s Biggest Hits [Watch]

Jimmy Fallon and Rashida Jones are back at it with your 2014 Holiday Medley just in time for Christmas. The covered some of the biggest names in music this year including Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Lil Jon, Jason Derulo, and Nicki Minaj. For your convenience from the YouTube description, the lyrics are posted […]

Drone reveals haunting view of Chernobyl's 'ghost city' from the air

KIEV, Ukraine — A haunting, abandoned amusement park. The tarnished Soviet hammer and sickle emblem atop an empty apartment complex. A forest rising from the cracks of a city square. Not a soul in sight. It's a sprawling, decaying landscape...Show More Summary

A Staple Gun, Caulking Gun, And Four-Barrel Shotgun

In its native form, [Clint]’s K-441 is a caulking gun, able to apply silicones, resins, and liquid rubber from a reservoir with compressed air. It’s accurate, powerful, has a huge capacity, and looks strangely steampunk, even for caulking gun standards. Show More Summary

Huge Black Friday Tab Sale

I’ll compress, copy edit and annotate after I drive to Los Angeles today. Meanwhile, dig. With Big Data Comes Big Responsibility Understanding New Power Spotify in 2013: revenues of €746.9m and a €93.1m operating loss    Paris Review – The Art of Fiction No. 64, Kurt Vonnegut Radio World :: Blog – Looking at LPFM […]

Micro Word Clock

A word clock – a clock that tells time with words, not dials or numbers – is one of those builds that’s on every Arduino neophyte’s ‘To Build’ list. It’s a bit more complex than blinking a LED, but an easily attainable goal that’s really...Show More Summary

Fantastic 16-Bit Style Short Film Pays Homage to the Sci-Fi Films of the 80s

From Francesco Baiocchi for the European sci-fi cable channel AXN: Remember the ’80s? Remember those amazing Arcade video games? As we had to create a weekly stunt to promote different movies from the 80s’ we decided to celebrate that fabulous decade using one of its most recognisable look and design. [Francesco Baiocchi | Via LS]

The Halfbug

[Alex] posted up build details of his robot, Halfbot, on Tinkerlog. We’ve been big fans of his work ever since his Synchronizing Fireflies Instructable way back in the day. [Alex’s] work usually combines an unconventional idea with minimalistic...Show More Summary

[Fran]’s New Project: The DSKY

[Fran] has already made a name for herself in some retro cool historical aviation and computer circles by tearing down a flight-ready spare of a Saturn V launch vehicle digital computer, the computer that was responsible for getting all flights to the moon into low earth orbit. Show More Summary

Best iPhone and iPad Games of the Week: 11/28/14 - 'Earn to Die 2', 'Joe Dever's Lone Wolf', 'Sunburn!', 'Vigil RPG', and Zengrams

The American holiday Thanksgiving and the American kinda-sorta holiday Black Friday really messed our week up this week. The iTunes release cycle was crazy (Which is why we've got two Out Now posts), new was almost non-existent, and most of the TouchArcade crew was either travelling to family or spending time with family. So, our

Here's a Mammoth List of all the Black Friday iOS Game Sales That's Fit to Print

We wrote the other day about a large number of games that have gone on sale for the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. Well, now Black Friday has rolled around, and some developers also put their games on sale on Thanksgiving while we were engorging ourselves with too much food and football. So without

Out Now: 'The Witcher Adventure Game', 'Football Heroes: Pro Edition', 'Record of Agarest War Zero' and More

While we were taking the day off yesterday to spend time with our families and stuff our faces on Thanksgiving, several noteworthy games decided to pop up in the App Store. So, while you may have noticed these already because they're being talked up in our forums or are floating towards the top of the

Cult-Hit FPS 'Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath' Releases on the App Store

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath [$5.99] was a well-received first-person shooter in the wacky Oddworld universe released initially in 2005 for the original Xbox. The game was a cult hit, albeit one that didn't sell enough to be a blockbuster. However, since then, the game's been getting updated ports for modern systems, and now iOS players can

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