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Fitbit acquires Vector Watch

Fitbit recently acquired smartwatch maker Pebble. The company today announced yet another acquisition, but this time it’s acquiring a fairly unpopular company: Vector Watch. If you are a Windows Phone user, you may be familiar with Vector Watch as the company’s smartwatch is definitely one of the best smartwatches out there which supports Windows Phone. The […]

‘Axanar’ Lawsuit Update: Judge Sets Jury Trial After Throwing Out Fair Use Argument

last weekHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

The saga of Pararmount Pictures Vs the Makers of the fan film Axanar continues as a legal decision yesterday allowed the lawsuit, which is now been before the courts for a year, to proceed to a jury trial. In a legal good news/bad news situation, the first, best defense of the Axanar producers to get […]

Qualcomm fined $854M by South Korean antitrust regulators

A year after getting hit by an eye-watering $975 million antitrust fine in China, Qualcomm Inc. is once again on the hook over its business practices. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) today ordered the chip maker to pay $854 million for what it has deemed to be anti-competitive behavior in the mobile processor market. Show More Summary

Korea hits Apple modem supplier Qualcomm with $853M fine for antitrust violations

The South Korean Fair Trade Commission has hit U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm -- a major Apple supplier -- with a 1.03 trillion won ($853 million) fine, charging that the company only licenses key patents to cellphone makers, and doesn't follow the rules when negotiating terms, among other complaints.

Fair Game: To Stop Price Spikes on Prescription Drugs, a Widening Radar

It is unclear where the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging might set its sights next after its report on price gouging by drug makers.

Homebrew Dash Cam Enables Full Suite of Sensors

You heard it here first: dash cams are going to be the next must-have item for your daily driver. Already reaching market saturation in some parts of the world but still fairly uncommon in North America, we predict that car makers will soon latch onto the trend and start equipping cars with dash cams as standard equipment. Show More Summary

Nintendo has just snuck out one of the best 2D Mario games in years

Let's get the bad stuff out the way - there's a fair amount of it, after all. The 3DS port of last year's Super Mario Maker has been shorn of some key features. You can create levels but there's no way to upload them properly, bar the cute but ultimately fairly pointless ability to send and receive levels via SpotPass. Show More Summary

How to Replace Dead Battery Pack Cells

2 months agoHobbies : Make: Workshop

It's fairly easy and cost-effective to replace the dead cells on rechargeable battery packs. Read more on MAKE The post How to Replace Dead Battery Pack Cells appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Cute Chinese robot loses control, smashes window and injures someone

A Chinese-made robot had an accident at a Shenzhen tech trade fair over the weekend, smashing a glass window and injuring someone standing nearby. On Friday the robot, which its maker, Beijing Science and Technology, affectionately calls...Show More Summary

Big Brother Cast Would Like to Stay Put in Their Isolated Surveillance Bunker, Thanks

While you, your entire family, your dog, and the nation's makers of comfort foods obviously knew fairly quickly who the next President of the United States would be, a small group of people were shielded from that information — that is, until yesterday. US Weekly reports that the cast of Big ... More »

The Genius Kids Behind Obama’s Favorite Science Projects

The White House Science Fair and Maker Faire celebrate students pushing the limits of science and technology. With photography by Platon. The post The Genius Kids Behind Obama's Favorite Science Projects appeared first on WIRED.

Sunday Late Morning Open Thread

I come from a fairly down-to-earth background. Farmers, shoe makers, immigrants and yes, very conservative beliefs, these are my people. So I kinda get this guy. I may not agree with them, but I sure as hell can’t give up on them. Anyway I find him funny. You probably won’t…. So talk about whatever. There’ll […]

Ottawa Maker Faire: Droids And Pick And Place Machines

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Three things that I love about participating in Maker Faires are seeing all the awesome stuff people have done over the past year, spending time with all my maker friends in one big room over two days and the reactions to what I made. Show More Summary

Robot pancakes and 4 more Maker Faire inventions we need in our lives right now

We strolled this year's Maker Faire in search of the coolest inventions of tomorrow that will appeal to kids and kids at heart.

Eye-catching turntable spins vinyl in mid-air

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The mighty Proscenium Black Diamond V belt-driven turntable from high-end makers Walker Audio uses an elaborate air-bearing arm and platter to help keep resonance at bay. Though it's attracted a fair amount of high praise from industry pundits, it's very expensive indeed. Show More Summary

East Bay Mini Maker Faire 2016 in Oakland, CA

3 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

East Bay Mini Maker Faire will return to Oakland, California on October 23, 2016 with almost 200 exhibits and activities for curious makers of any age. A list of the makers and events on display are posted on the Maker Faire site, and tickets for the event can be purchased online at a discount or […]

Tiny Smoothies At Maker Faire

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

For almost the last decade, desktop 3D printing has, at its heart, been centered around 8-bit microcontrollers. The ATmegas and other Atmel chips are good enough to move a few steppers and squirt some plastic. With faster processors, you get smoother acceleration, leading to better prints. Show More Summary

DIY Furniture Knock-Offs That Really Knock It Out of the Park

Once upon a time there used to be a fairly definitive line between what a person should buy and what was possible to DIY. This is not the case any longer. Thanks in part to the maker movement growing to epic proportions over the last...Show More Summary

How the First Humanitarian Maker Faire Advocated for Empowerment, not Charity

The recent Kathmandu Mini Maker Faire was the first humanitarian-focused Faire and was an exercise not in charity, but in supporting and empowering the local community. Read more on MAKE The post How the First Humanitarian Maker Faire Advocated for Empowerment, not Charity appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

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