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Manufacturer Makes Glock That Looks Like Nintendo's Duck Hunt Gun

Precision Firearms LLC has gotten a lot of attention recently for its new “Nintendo Glock.”<p>The firearm design was inspired by the Nintendo Zapper, a …

CastAR shows how it will turn your tabletop into an animated gaming world

Augmented reality gaming glasses startup CastAR recently sent out a taste of what the future of tabletop games will be like. Using its special AR glasses, CastAR can overlay animations on top of the real world, creating a “mixed reality” environment that makes you feel like you’re immersed inside a …

Augmented Reality

Build Your Own GSM Base Station For Fun And Profit

Over the last few years, news that police, military, and intelligence organizations use portable cellular phone surveillance devices – colloquially …

Fish

Understanding why some people take their lives – and some don’t

Arthur Sommer Rotenberg was a doctor in Toronto with a promising career. He had a large, loving family and was both studious and athletic, once …

Raspberry Pi User Guide: Getting started with Scratch, Arduino, Xbox Media Center & Other DIY projects Free Download Pdf

Introducing the Raspberry Pi User Guide from the Quick and Easy Series offered by Dogwood Apps!<br>What exactly is a Raspberry Pi?<p>Raspberry Pi is a …

Having a Ball with the Sphero Robot - Technabob

I first saw the Sphero robotic ball about 2 years ago at CES, but I never really got a chance to play with one hands-on until now. When I first saw …

Chinese DIY Inventions

One visible sign of China's recent economic growth is the rise in prominence of inventors and entrepreneurs. For years now, Chinese farmers, engineers, and businessmen have taken on ambitious do-it-yourself projects, constructing homemade submarines, helicopters, robots, safety equipment, weapons …

iFetch Is The Perfect Balm To Soothe The Conscience Of The Lazy Dog Owner

A new Kickstarter project takes all the work out of playing fetch with your dog, replacing your throwing arm with a nifty gizmo and keeping your hands drool-free. It’s essentially a more basic pitching machine that requires no human intervention, but the iFetch looks like an incredibly useful tool …

Ouya Is A Tiny Box Open To Many Game Possibilities

A few weeks before our Ouya arrived in the mail, my husband was having second thoughts. Like 63,416 others, he’d eagerly parted with his cash (in his case, a cool $225 for the limited edition color and name plate etching), during the throes of Kickstarter hype around the open source Android-based …

What is the New Industrial Revolution?

We live in revolutionary times that some call a “new industrial revolution” – driven by the mixing of computers with manufacturing technology. By far, the all-star of this movement is the home 3D printer – as typified by the RepRap and its hundreds of derivatives. There’s a lot of great energy in …

With MakerBot’s buy, consolidation of the 3D printing industry has officially begun

When the IBM of 3D printing acquires Apple of 3D printing, you can forgive people for going a bit crazy.<p>MakerBot, which fell into the arms of 3D printing giant Stratasys last week, was in many ways the embodiment of the Maker movement: It was young, hip, full of ideas, and almost the polar opposite …

3D Printing: How to Jumpstart A Stalled Tech Revolution

3D printing, now effectively six years old, should be a blockbuster hit. It’s science fantasy made real, a futuristic technology that would put devices akin to <i>Star Trek</i> replicators in people’s homes.<p>Its pioneers believe that 3D printing—which uses a variety of techniques to build physical objects …

Life with Pi: The Raspberry Pi costs just £32 but can do just about anything - if you put the hours in

How does a slender piece of circuit board become a global phenomenon, selling more than 1 million units in its first year? The Raspberry Pi may have …

Bionym Launches Biometric Wristband Nymi That Unlocks Smart Things With Your Heart

Think fingerprints, iris scans and facial recognition is the future of passwords and security? Think again. Although much harder to crack than the …

Kapture Aims To Build A Wearable Mic That Can Always Capture Up To The Last 60 Seconds Of Conversation

A Kickstarter project that launched this week wants to put a mic on your wrist, for constant audio monitoring, in a twist on the wearable tech and quantified self movement. The Kapture, as it’s called, pairs with an iOS and Android smartphone app that allows for quick sharing of audio clips …

Martin Shkreli Cameo in XCOM 2 Video Game?

The just-released version of the popular XCOM video game features an antichrist-like villain who looks suspiciously like world's most hated CEO.<p>A while back, I pointed out that while former Turing Pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli (aka "Pharma Bro") may under indictment for fraud, at least he pays …

Martin Shkreli

College Students Can Now Play Video Games For Tuition

Think you’ve got what it takes to try out for your college’s <i>StarCraft II</i> or <i>Heroes of the Storm</i> team? According to <i>Fortune</i>, colleges around the United …

Blizzard May Give Away All WoW Expansions With Warcraft Movie Tickets

Blizzard Entertainment recently said that the release of the <i>Warcraft</i> movie may help improve World of Warcraft subscriber numbers, and now we've learned about one specific program that may help that happen. The developer is sending out a survey asking people if they would be interested in a "World …

Watch An Artificial Chameleon Change Color

Key step toward active shade-changing camouflage<p>Chameleons are masters at rapidly changing the color of their skin to camouflage themselves or communicate with others. Scientists worldwide have long sought to mimic the skins of these reptiles to render people effectively invisible with chameleon …

Steam Controller's new trick is designed for strategy games

By default, the haptic touchpads that define Valve's Steam Controller are just thumb-friendly fill-ins for a proper mouse -- but that's not all they can do. Thanks to a new Steam client beta update, the Steam Controller's signature touchapds can now do something now standard PC mouse can: instantly …

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos' Space Company Safely Lands a Rocket

The New Shepard rocket, which is designed to carry six passengers, blasted off from a launch site in West Texas at 12:21 p.m. CST on Monday. The rocket reached an altitude of 62 miles (100 km) —breaching the boundary between Earth's atmosphere and space — and landed back at the launch site eight …

Elon Musk

Algorithm predicts relationship success better than human therapists

Words are powerful.<p>As it turns out, the power may actually come from the tone, not the words themselves.<p>Researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the University of Utah have developed a program that — after listening to conversations between more than one hundred couples — can …

Machine Learning

This tiny drone costs $14 and is perfect for beginners

Christmas morning 2015 is going to be terrifying. Up to a million people—many of them children—are going to find drones under the tree, gifted to them by well-intentioned relatives who have no clue how dangerous these flying lawnmowers can be.<p>The thing about drones is that they can be very tricky …

Drones

The Weirdest Things People Have Ordered At Fast-Food Drive-Thrus

<i>By: Kristin Hunt</i><p><i>Credit: DUSTIN DOWNING/THRILLIST</i><p>If you're a waiter or bartender, you've seen your fair share of horrors. But the brave souls manning the headset at fast-food chains aren't any safer, even if they have a wall separating them from the customers. With the help of several Redditors and …

DIY Computer For Kids Maker Kano Ships Its Build-Your-Own Screen Kit

Learn-to-code startup Kano is now shipping a 10.1-inch HD display to go with its keyboard plus Raspberry Pi DIY computer kit for kids. Back in May the startup announced a $15 million Series A funding round, in part to develop additional hardware add-ons for their core product, such as the screen …

Nintendo needs to make this Gameboy concept a reality

Nintendo has been hinting at having a new console in the works, but what I’d really like to see from the gaming giant is a portable system based on this beautiful Gamboy-inspired concept by Munich-based designer Florian Renner.<p>Renner reimagined the 26-year old Gameboy with a horizontal form factor …

Retrogaming

Google brings cellular support to Android Wear

Google is today announcing the rollout of cellular support for Android Wear, which means that smartwatches running on the OS will no longer need to pair with a smartphone via Bluetooth (or connect to Wi-Fi) to get online — assuming they have a 3G or LTE chip.<p>Right now, there’s only one Android Wear …

Android News

Mars’ moon Phobos slowly falling apart

The mysterious grooves on Phobos are likely early signs of structural failure. Scientists expect the moon to be pulled apart in 30 to 50 million …

Astronomy

Microsoft wants to make Bitcoin easier for banks

Microsoft no longer solely counts on Windows 10 to pay the bills. With CEO Satya Nadella at the helm, it's also betting heavily on cloud services, and just revealed an interesting new one: Bitcoin-style encryption. Redmond joined forces with startup ConsenSys on a platform called Ethereum to help …

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual …