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Researchers sent a text message using only vodka and a fan

Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "drunk text," York University researchers in Canada have used vodka and a desk fan to send a new kind of text message. In the experiment, they encoded the alphabet in evaporated alcohol, assigning different concentration levels to represent bits 1 and 0. The …

Wired's LED-powered Moto X ad lets you try custom colors before you buy

Designing compelling interactive ads for web is hardly a challenge for experienced marketers, but engaging print magazine readers in a similar way requires significant creativity. One method is through technology -- <i>Esquire</i> stood out at newsstands with its attention-grabbing E Ink cover in October …

NameTag releases first face recognition app for Google Glass, recognizes 450K sex offenders

Sex offender? Gotcha. Ego-driven international music superstar? Got you too. Nameless nobody? This new technology on Google Glass might just have you too.<p>Especially if you have a criminal record.<p>The new technology isn’t coming from Google, or from Facebook — although it is powered by their …

Honda bounces around idea of smartphone case with airbags

There are any number of cases promising to protect a smartphone from drops, bumps and scrapes, but an idea floated by Honda in a video promoting its …

Porsche Lets Your 3D Print Your Own 2014 Porsche Cayman S (Video)

3D printing is becoming more and more popular, and now luxury sports car manufacturer has released an .STL file that can be used to print your own 3D …

3D-printed bio-shoes could repair themselves

"Shoe Goo" could take on a whole new meaning if designer and material researcher Shamees Aden's synthetic-biology running shoes become reality.<p>Her concept uses protocells that would be 3D-printed to the exact size of a person's foot and fit like a second skin. The material would react to the …

NASA Valkyrie Robot Unveiled (Video)

The NASA Valkyrie Robot is a new robot which has been created as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, it will be officially unveiled by NASA on the …

Hour of Code campaign teaches programming in 30,000 US schools (video)

Code.org wants to make computer science a staple of the classroom, and it's taking a big step toward that goal today with the launch of its Hour of Code campaign. More than 30,000 US schools (35,000 worldwide) will devote at least one hour this week to teaching programming, with incentives in store …

Festive iPhone cases light up when you get calls, alerts

Does your iPhone case merely protect your iPhone? <i>Bo</i>-ring!<p>Why not spruce things up a bit with a case that combines protection with festive, blinky coolness? That's the idea behind this line of VanD flashing iPhone cases.<p>Available in a variety of styles for iPhone 5/5S and iPhone 5C, the LED Cover …

PhoneBloks and Moto Maker

So as far as I can tell, we haven’t reported on PhoneBloks! It’s a new revolutionary idea of creating an easy to upgrade photo so you don’t have to …

E-Volo Volocopter To Go Into Production, After reaching 1.2 Million Euros In Funding

We first heard about the E-Volo Volocopter last month, and now the creators of this 18 rotor 2 person electric helicopter have announced that the …

Play-i Robots For Kids Coming Next Summer (Video)

Some of our readers will remember Bo And Yana, the Play-i robots that we featured on the site back in October, they are designed to teach children to …

Feet-On With Adidas' Newest World Cup Ball, the Brazuca

Every four years, soccer fans around the world gather to watch the FIFA World Cup. And every FIFA World Cup finals uses a new state-of-the-art soccer …

Give A Hoot, Add Smart Sensors To Your Home With The Owl Platform

Building a smart home is hard. First you have to install all the hardware then you have to figure out a platform for controlling lights, sensors, and the like. Thankfully the Owl Platform has got your back.<p>The platform is aimed at hackers who want to experiment with various sensor arrays around …

Kano Raspberry Pi Computer Kit Passes $1 Million In Funding (video)

Some of our readers might remember the Kano Raspberry Pi Computer Kit we featured here on Geeky Gadgets in November which launched on the Kickstarter …

Powerslayer Prevents Overcharging And Eliminates Energy Waste (video)

Velvetwire have created a new device called the Powerslayer which has been design dot help reduce the amount of unnecessary power used by USB …

Puzzle Facade Is A Giant Playable Rubik’s Cube (Video)

Puzzel Facade is a project by Spanish designer Javier Lloret, and it is basically a giant Rubik’s Cube that is displayed on urban spaces, it is then …

DARPA creating giant folding space telescope from plastic wrap-like material

Sending large pieces of high-density glass into space is an expensive and tedious endeavor, which is why a new project from the US Defense Department has turned to plastic instead. The US Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) today announced a new plastics-based orbital …

Meet Bo and Yana: Robots To Teach Young Kids To Code

Can children as young as five years old start learning programming?<p>Vikas Gupta, the co-founder and CEO of Play-i, thinks so. And this is why he has started on a journey to create two robots called Bo and Yana.<p>Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus the bullshit.Visit Hard Fork.CLICK IT<p>Along with …

Answers to all your 'Robocop' K5 security bot questions (exclusive)

So this entrepreneur wants to put a bunch of 300-pound, autonomous security robots into circulation around the world — in schools, malls, public streets, you name it.<p>These bots are equipped with cameras, location trackers, and every kind of sensor you can imagine. They can recognize faces and scan …

Watch out, Google. Vuzix smart glasses sell for $1,000

Consumers can now purchase a pair of smart glasses for $1,000.<p>Dubbed the first commercially available "Smart Glasses," the Vuzix M100 started shipping on Tuesday, according to the company. The first models off the line are going to registered developers and others who already ordered the product. …

Here's a first look at the Tesla statue in Palo Alto

A statue of famed scientists Nikola Tesla is being unveiled today in Palo Alto after the successful completion of a six-figure Kickstarter campaign.<p>Here’s a first look at the seven-foot-tall monument, which is equipped with free Wi-Fi and a time capsule to be opened in 2043:<p>Gallery: Gallery<p><i>Image</i> …

Will all-in-one electric bicycle wheels swamp electric cars?

When debating the merits of electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and other alternative fuels, it’s easy to get tied down in the notion they’re the solution to all our transport problems.<p>They aren’t, of course — they’re just a solution. Improvements to public transit, encouraging people to walk a little …

Google Doodle lauds computer programming pioneer Grace Hopper

If you're wondering what's up with today's Google Doodle, it's honoring Grace Hopper, the mathematician who pioneered the use of English-like programming languages. Prior to her work, computers were considered to be glorified calculators and were programmed with binary machine code, which kept the …

Square Reveals A Thinner Credit Card Reader With Higher Accuracy And More Device Compatibility

Square did indeed reveal something new today as promised, and it’s a credit card reader design update, which is what we suggested was most likely yesterday when they teased the news. The new reader is thinner, and has a design that’s supposed to improve success rates at reading cards. Finally, the …

45 Years Ago, We Saw The Mouse For The First Time

1968 is remembered as one of the most tumultuous years in U.S. history. But one presentation in San Francisco that year, while unacclaimed at the time, would only come to rock the world over the ensuing decades.<p>On Dec. 9, 1968, 45 years ago on Monday, Douglas Engelbart gave a demonstration at the …