Drones are often thought of as weapons of war, but a few years from now people may come to know them as delivery bots. In a recent interview with CBS show 60 Minutes, Amazon founder and…
There has been continued debate about whether bitcoin is a a ponzi scheme or poised to change the world. Earlier this week, The Guardian reporter Alex Hern explained, “Until now, what pundits called in a rolling-eye fashion ‘the newShow More Summary
The people who go nuts over 3D printed guns are going to have a field day with this one. It’s a shotgun and ammo built entirely from items you can purchase after passing through airport security. Now look, obviously the type of folks who read Hackaday understand that security in any form is something of an illusion. Show More Summary
From 9to5Google: Amazon has never shied away from quietly mocking Apple’s iPad and that’s why this new Kindle Fire HDX commercial (via Amazon YouTube) and its distinctly British voice has us laughing. Calling it the “magical new iPad Air” in proper British tongue, the commercial is offset with the American accented intro of the 8.9? […]
Targeting customers' pocketbooks this holiday season, Amazon disses the iPad Air in a new advertisement for its Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. In the ad, above, a British voiceover touts the iPad Air with Retina display, calling it "magical" —...Show More Summary
Here’s a cool hack to get you in the December holiday mood! Arduino controlled Christmas lights! It all started because [Anx2k] had some leftover LED’s from one of his other projects, so he decided to make use of them as permanently mounted Christmas lights. Show More Summary
Looking more photogenic has never been easier, all you have to do is “squinch.” No, not squint, silly, squinch! Squinching is the act of bringing your upper eyelid just a little down, and your lower eyelids up. Yep, now we can all ooze confidence on that next photo someone takes of us. Peter Hurley, the […]
Milk might have been a bad choice, but putting Ron Burgundy on a bona fide local-news show was definitely a good one. The Anchorman protagonist, played by Will Ferrell, joined CBS's North Dakota affiliate KX News on Saturday night. Entirely...Show More Summary
In recent years, there have been few space projects as exciting as the International Space Station, or ISS. Even though it is the 9th space station to take orbit, it is the first to house a full-time crew and a dedicated research laboratory. Show More Summary
Here’s an impressive example of a completely home built magnetic levitation setup… with wireless power transmission to boot! [Samer] built this from scratch and it features two main sub-systems, a electromagnet with feedback electronics...Show More Summary
SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier and Wikibon’s Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly converged in theCUBE on the second day of SiliconANGLE’s Big Data NYC 2013 summit to share their perspectives on the evolving Hadoop ecosystem. Vellante observes that the commoditization of … Continue reading ?
When it comes to Big Data, it’s “one thing to be able to query it, but it’s another thing to be able to actually ask that data meaningful questions,” according to Revolution Analytics head of marketing and community David Smith. … Continue reading ?
James Kobielus, a former analyst turned IBM Big Data evangelist, dropped by theCUBE at Information on Demand 2013 to share his unique insight into how analytics and the Internet of Things are reshaping user experience. Over the past decade, the … Continue reading ?
Each night for a 1000 nights, Ray Bradbury is asking you to read three things: One short story (Dahl, Hemingway, Matheson, Cheever, Kneale, Collier, Wharton, Irving) One poem (Shakespeare, Frost, and Pope) One essay (Huxley, Eiseley ) Bradbury’s goal – to make you the collector of metaphor. He provides a familiar and unfamiliar set of content […] #
Remember that crazy billion-dollar scheme cooked up by LA to equip every public school student in the city with their very own iPad? When it was announced earlier this year, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) superintendent John Deasy described the plan in terms of economic justice. To him, iPads weren’t just overpriced gee-whiz toys, they were powerful tools...
The holidays are here. And that means going home and visiting the family. And that means opening up the photo album, and seeing some blasts from the past. In honor of that nostalgic feeling, we're taking a look back at our favorite gadgets from the 1990s. Show More Summary
The Heat; Eyes Down; 4 Hour Test; Car Online; Sun For Some. Bike Trike Car; Bouncy Little Drops; Vein Hope; Office On The Go; What's That You Say?. On The Wings Of A Jelly; Keep An Eye On The Planet; Stealth Copter; Sunlight On The Shirt; Full-On 3D. Show More Summary
The frantic animation wackos over at 1A4STUDIO are at it again, boiling 137 minutes of Terminator down to just 60 syrupy seconds of gratuitous liquid metal violence. It's scintillating. Read more...
Destin over at SmarterEveryDay wanted to take an up-close look at the nanostructure of a butterfly's wing, so he took a few samples to be looked at under a scanning electron microscope. The results are fascinatingly beautiful. Read more...
This piece of engineering is so simple and elegant, you’ll want to build a pretty serious water rocket just so you can try it out. It’s an automatic parachute deployment system that you build into the nose-cone of your rocket. The main...Show More Summary