John Van Bergen

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FCC revisited: Net neutrality changes are misleading and not benign

Opinion: Upon finding updated but disturbingly unofficial source documents, David Gewirtz recants his earlier statement that the FCC changes are …

There is still reason to doubt ‘settled’ climate science

Climate advocates all too often treat skeptics of the climate orthodoxy — that human use of fossil fuels is causing rising temperatures and extreme …

10 Must-Visit Places in Florida That You've Probably Never Heard Of

1 of 10<p>Walkers Landing in Amelia Island<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>No Name Pub in Big Pine Key<p>3 of 10<p>Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge in Vero …

Wildlife Refuge

PCB Tesla Coil Is Perfect Desk Toy

A Tesla coil easily makes it to the top spot on our list of “Mad Scientist” equipment we want for the lab, second only to <i>maybe</i> a Jacob’s Ladder. Even …

Why Adafruit thinks it's legal to stamp Harriet Tubman over Andrew Jackson on the US $20

Adafruit greeted the news that Trump Treasure Secretary Steve Mnuchin had cancelled the plan to make the great hero Harriet Tubman the first …

Harriet Tubman

Here's the US interstate highway system drawn as a subway map

<i>View the high-resolution infographic to see the most legible version.</i><p>Transit style maps are sort of a "rite of passage" for any upstart information designer.<p>People tend to be obsessed with them, and for good reason. What the maps lack in attention to fine details, they make up in their sheer ease …

Urban Design

Can AI detect homosexuality from a facial image? And should it?

A study published late last week from two Stanford researchers has caused shockwaves around the world. The duo reportedly developed a neural network …

Why Do Some People Get Autism? Genes Linked to Development Of Spectrum Disorder Also Improve Brain Power, Scientists Say

Is autism becoming more prevalent because it’s good for the future of humanity? New research suggests evolution is favoring the disorder: A study in</i> …

Build a Cheap Smart Doorbell That Sends You a Picture When Someone Rings the Bell

Smart doorbells can snap a photo of whoever rings the bell, making it so you can screen all those visitors you get throughout the day. Over on …

Raspberry Pi Real Time Clock Arrives At Adafruit For $5.95

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that are planning to build time-based projects or would like their Raspberry Pi to keep accurate time for over five years …

Raspberry Pi

Wire a Raspberry Pi Zero Directly Into a Power Supply for a Low-Profile Computer

The Pi Zero is awesome because it’s so small, but it still requires all kinds of cables and chargers. Over on NODE, they show off how to build the Pi …

Garage Door Opener Logs to Google Drive

A garage door opener is a pretty classic hack around these parts. IR, Bluetooth, WiFi, smartphone controlled, web interfaces — we’ve seen it all. But …

DIY Arduino Robotic Arm Project with Circuit Diagram & Code

In this tutorial, we design an <b>Arduino Uno Robotic Arm</b>. Entire arm will be designed from some scrap material and servos. Entire process of …

This $5 Device Can Hack Your Locked Computer In One Minute

A new plug and hack device can steal your cookies even if your computer is locked.<p>Next time you go out for lunch and leave your computer unattended at the office, be careful. A new tool makes it almost trivial for criminals to log onto websites as if they were you, and get access to your network …

Raspberry Pi

How to build a Simple Homemade Wind Generator from Old Ceiling Fan ,Microwave Oven Parts ,Old TV Antenna and other free junk

This video shows you how to build a DIY Wind Generator using Old Ceiling Fan parts ,Microwave Oven Parts ,Old TV Antenna and other free junk that is …

Build Your Own Custom Battery Packs For Projects Using Maker Batteries (video)

Developers, makers and hobbyists that require battery packs to power their projects might be interested in a new product which has been created by …

Energy

K.I.S.S. Pi Sprinkler – Just Keep the Plants Alive

A good first step in a project is knowing what you want to do. [Ben Fino] made it clear that his Raspberry Pi Sprinkler control system for his wife’s …

Hacking

How to create a really cool Wi-Fi map of your neighborhood

Have you ever heard of wardriving? It’s the act of searching for and mapping Wi-Fi networks from a moving vehicle. It’s a really cool way to create a map of the wireless signals in a certain location.<p>Scott Helme shows us it’s not that hard to do. He equipped his car with the right tools, drove …