If you need to regulate your power input down to a reasonable voltage for a project, you reach for a switching regulator, or failing that, an inefficient linear regulator. What if you need to boost the voltage inside a project? It’sShow More Summary
While Apple pats itself on the back over its set of bigger, premium smartphones, Android has been sharpening its focus on budget handsets for emerging markets. Now Google has announced that its low-end device, the Android One, launched today in India. Show More Summary
Microsoft confirmed Monday that, after days of speculation, it has cut a $2.5 billion deal for Mojang -- the video game studio responsible for the mega-hit, Minecraft. If the only part of that sentence that made sense to you was "Microsoft" and "$2.5 billion," here's a quick primer on Minecraft and why this latest news is such […]
In May, Grace Choi presented a startup at New York technology conference, TechCrunch Disrupt. Her idea seemed too good to be true. Her product, Mink, promised to help anyone easily 3D print their own makeup from any home computer. All...Show More Summary
Microsoft officially announced its $2.5 billion purchase of Mojang, the Swedish company behind the ultra-popular game Minecraft, on Monday. Mark "Notch" Persson, the game's developer, has mixed emotions about the success of his company. Show More Summary
A lot of robots in development are able to perform amazing feats in a laboratory setting when they've got plenty of tethers and cables keeping them perpetually powered and safe. The real test of their capabilities is when they're forced...Show More Summary
Duke Dashington [$1.99] is the kind of game that exists in a kind of quandary. It's a game built around brevity, and for mobile devices: it's a platformer where players must swipe to get the eponymous Duke to the exit in no more than 10 seconds. It's frequently challenging but failure never leaves the player
I woke up like this. I woke up like this. Flawless. After listening to “Flawless” five times, Evette went to the mirror, and told herself the lyrics in the Beyoncé song were true. She believed it. She internalized it. She embodied it. Show More Summary
There’s a mysterious blue goo wreaking havoc on this blob-shaped society. It’s creating panic and terror. Nobody knows how to stop it. And by the end of It’s Payback Time, you’ll realise why that wholesale destruction is the happiest ending you could ever want. More »
It might be a common fear, but being afraid of needles is completely understandable. Who in their right mind likes being jabbed with a long, thin metal tube? No one. And while Joerg Sprave's heart might be in the right place with his latest creation, it's hard not to be even more terrified of just the concept of a syringe slingshot, let alone seeing it in action. Read more...
The Care and Feeding of Weird Machines Found in Executable Metadata (YouTube) — talk from 29th Chaos Communication Congress, on using tricking the ELF linker/loader into arbitrary computation from the metadata supplied. Yes, there’s a brainfuck compiler that turns code …
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Maleficent' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2.' 'Edge Of Tomorrow' completes the top three. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.
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Photonicinduction is back! The Brit famous for not setting his attic on fire has built a 20,000 Watt power supply. It connects directly to England’s national grid with huge connectors. Impeccable fabrication and triple servo controlled...Show More Summary
If you've never heard of Connor Franta, you're living under a rock. Or perhaps, a television. You've never seen Franta in the movies and he hasn't been on your flat-screen TV, but Franta is one of the biggest YouTube stars around. This...Show More Summary
I couldn’t wait to put Glass on. And now… well, now what?
Are you ready for your T-shirt to be trackable?
Put down the bedazzler, and pick up the Arduino board.
A 2-kilometer race between a man dressed as Sonic the Hedgehog and a public tram in Dublin City. Next, I want to see a race between him and a high-speed train. [Emlyn Lewis]