Brenda Schindler

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LED Face Makeup - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

If you are looking to jazz up your look this Halloween why not add some lighting effects to your face! Adafruit has a great tutorial on how to use …

Energy Storage and Density - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Mjlorton gives us a lesson on Energy Storage and Density. This will be of interest to anyone who makes projects that run from batteries.

Philips Announces a New HUE WiFi Light Bulb For Recessed Lighting

LED light bulbs are old news. The same can almost be said for smartphone controllable LED light bulbs. But that isn’t to say the tech isn’t worth a …

Death Star Cookie Jar Is Fully Operational

There are many ways to express your love of the Empire. You could volunteer to train stormtroopers, or perhaps try and fill in the swamp of Dagobah. …

Aereo For Android Launches On October 22

Android users, how would you like 30 live TV channels to be available on your phone or tablet at any given time or place? If that sounds like you, then happy Thursday.<p>Aereo, the company that streams live television and DVR service to iPhone, iPad and desktop users across the country, is today …

ALARMclock Wakes You With Bad News

We all have to get up in the morning to go get things done, whether it’s going to a job, looking for a job, or doing work around the house. And it …

Google’s New Plan To Highlight Android Tablet Apps Starts On November 21

Android plays host to some impressive tablet apps — I’m partial to IMDb and Flipboard to name just a few — but I’ve all too often downloaded an app only to discover that it’s a regular phone app scaled to fit a larger display. Needless to say, the experience was less than ideal. Now Google is …

Samsung Expands Gear Smartwatch Compatibility — To Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2 & More Via Update Due Soon

Samsung has first mover advantage in the smartwatch space, launching its Galaxy Gear wearable last month. However the mobile companion device only worked if you also picked up Samsung’s just released Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy Note 10.1. Which means the vast majority of Samsung’s existing user-base …

iPad Air Review: Apple Makes Big Tablets Beautiful All Over Again

Apple introduced two new iPads this month at a special event in San Francisco on October 22, and the first of those to go on sale is the iPad Air, which is in stores and on virtual shelves this Friday, November 1. After a week with Apple’s newest 9.7-inch device, it’s clear there’s a new champion …

Barnes & Noble Outs The $119 Nook GlowLight, We Go Hands-On

For better or worse the holidays are right around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: consumer electronics companies are slaving away on new hardware designs and trying to get those final products onto shelves in time for an annual feeding frenzy.<p>Barnes & Noble is no different. Well, it’s …

iFixit’s iPad Air Teardown Reveals Tightly Packed Innards Dominated By A Big Battery

Apple’s iPad Air goes on sale today – it’s easily the best iPad Apple’s put out so far, but we’re waiting with bated breath for the iPad mini with Retina display. Until then, however, the Air is also the most remarkable feat of engineering in any tablet device in terms of what goes on under the …

Delta And JetBlue Now Let You Use Your Gadgets During Taxi, Takeoff And Landing

It’s been a long time since flying was fun (unless you are reading this on the upper deck of a 747, of course). This week, however, things got a bit more bearable thanks to the FAA’s decision that airlines can now allow their passengers to keep their gadgets on – in airplane mode – during taxi, …

Apple Patents Home Automation Technology That Adjusts Settings Based On Device Location

Apple has just been granted a new patent (via AppleInsider) which describes a very comprehensive system for controlling connected home devices. The elaborate setup would make it possible for Apple to use location data fed from things like your iPhone and iPad, as well as use of credit cards or RFID …

Apple’s iPad Air Cost-To-Build Estimated At Less Than iPad 3 At Launch

Apple has released its iPad Air, and while we don’t yet know how many it sold during opening weekend (it’s likely waiting to reveal launch numbers until the iPad mini with Retina display goes on sale), we do know that it seems to be enjoying strong adoption rates. The cost of building this latest …

Movimento Uses Wearable Data To Create Unique Social Experiences For Fitness Junkies

Valley-based startup Movimento is looking to further exploit the flood of data coming out of our wearables. By creating a platform that integrates familiar social gaming concepts with products like Fitbit, Jawbone UP, or Nike FuelBand, the company is enabling users to compete with their friends and …

Nike+ FuelBand

Don't Go In There! Sci-Fi Door Decals

A man’s home is his castle, but sometimes it’s also a spaceship or creepy science lab. Stick up one of these removable Sci-Fi Door Decals and …

Science Fiction

Caveman Torch Wall Sconce

Light your room up Fred Flintstone style with a Wall Torch Sconce. This flickering plastic encased light can be removed from it’s wall sconce mount …

Upwrite is a Stylus and a Stand (just not at the same time)

Combine two useful smartphone/tablet accessories into one with the Upwrite Universal Smartphone Stand & Stylus. This keychain has a rubber clamp to …

Radioactive Elements Glowing Coaster Set

Place your drink on these Radioactive Elements Glowing Coaster Set and they light up! Comes in a set of 4 different elements, each with their own …

Chemistry

Samurai Sword Kitchen Knife Set

As they say in New Jersey (if you’re a Real Housewife), why don’t you put your knives “on display, on display”? Tucking your knives away in a knife …

Kitchens

Auto Ball Return Over the Door Basketball Hoop

Wow, the technology on these indoor basketball nets has greatly improved since the days of a flimsy piece of plastic hanging on your door. This …

Home Automation

Flash Drive Family Car USB Hub

This is the family of USB flash drives that…well… uhmm… these drives “drive” together. While it may be an unintentional play on words (since this is …

Bake Shapes: Make Your Muffin Tops Useful

What if your muffins or cupcakes had more of a bowl-shape to their tops than a dome shape? Then you could put all sorts of great toppings on without …

Breakfast

Engineers study urinal splashing, offer aiming tips

A group of Brigham Young University fluid-dynamics researchers apply the laws of physics to urinal splash-back to help guys pee-fect their aim.<p>Men tend to pride themselves on having a good sense of direction, except that concept seems to go out the window when it comes to urinals (as any person who …

15 New Netflix Titles For November, Includes Skyfall, Olympus Has Fallen and Red Dawn (list)

It’s always exciting to see new Netflix titles, especially when they’re movies you’ve been wanting to watch! For the month of November, Netflix is …

What You Need To Know About Node.js

Node.js, a framework that’s been around since 2009, is making a big impact in web programming circles.<p>With disciples in Microsoft, Yahoo, LinkedIn and PayPal, developers have not only heard of the merits of Node.js, but they’re either using or learning it now.<p>Consumers may have heard that Node.js …

Social Network At The Pool Relaunches On Mobile, With An App To Better Connect Nearby Friends

L.A.-based startup At the Pool is relaunching its social network as a new mobile app today, pivoting away from its earlier focus on matching up users based on common interests to first and foremost connecting people with nearby friends. In addition, the company is also moving to become a …