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True spirit of Amateur Radio [ Video ]

June 27, 2015 No comments<p>Palmyra Press Release #2 Lou (N2TU) and Craig (K9CT) previously announced a DXpedition to Palmyra Atoll at the International …

Amateur Radio

Google Wallet transactions jump following Apple Pay launch

Apple may be masters of marketing but it appears that the noisy launch of Apple Pay has resulted in an unintended boost for Google Wallet. Sources are stating that Google Wallet has seen a big increase in user numbers and transactions over the past couple of months.<p>According to a source with …

Apple Pay

Paul Allen pitches in $3M to Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has always had a love for Shakespeare, and now he’s giving away some money again to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Uh-oh: the iPad Mini meets the new Nexus 7. It's not looking good for Apple at the moment.<p>Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the …

Google Nexus

Google's Chromecast has its roots in Android, not Chrome OS

Having successfully managed to gain root access to Google's Chromecast dongle, the GTV Hacker team has identified that it runs a stripped-down version of Android taken from Google TV, not Chrome OS. Google had previously told <i>The Verge</i> that the Chromecast runs a variant of the web-focused operating …

HP Slate 7 Available NOW!

Well this ought to calm the ruffled feathers of many HP enthusiasts. With just four days to spare, the company is making good on their promise to …

Batman-Inspired Motorcycle Helmet

It’s kind of hard to play dress up once you hit a certain age without it being questioned by other adults, but with Helmet Dawg’s Batman Dark as …

Batman Car Seat With Built-in Cape Keeps Toddlers Warm and Safe

Cartoon obsessed children is as I would say, par for the course. I loved me some X-men growing up, and drooled when Nintendo struck a deal to …

Cyclops Wireless Keyboard Review

Adversity makes for a good teacher. In my case, a recent fire in my apt building has forced me into temporary housing where my Mac Pro is my only …

Google files patent for smartwatch with Glass-like touchpads and functionality

Starting to get bored with Google Glass <i>already</i>? Well, it seems like Mountain View's trying to patent some of that functionality for a smartwatch, in a substantially different way than it did before. According to an application submitted to the USPTO, such a device would include standard smartwatch …

Google, Always Eager To Tell Us How To Talk, Censors Swearing On Google Glass

Google has programmed Google Glass, its much-hyped augmented-reality device, with the ability to perform tasks at just the sound of one's voices. But just like many times before with Google products, be careful what you say around the specs.<p>Russell Holly of Geek reports Google Glass's dictation …

Guys Like This Could Kill Google Glass Before It Ever Gets Off the Ground

The Segway. The Bluetooth headset. The pocket protector.<p>What do these three technologies have in common? They all pretty much work as promised. They …

There Are Already A Ton Of Apps For Google Glass

Google officially only offers five apps: Google+, Gmail, Google Now, The New York Times, and Path.<p>But that's not stopping early Glass adopters from creating their own apps.<p>"Google hasn't provided an official channel for app discovery (yet - there's a lot of speculation about the role of Google …

Apps

Students Design An AR Device To One-Up Google Glass

Four U.K. design students develop sensory perception prototypes that give users superhero-like vision and hearing.<p>The strange thing about Google Glass is and isn’t its lame design. Google has produced something that, however clumsily, genuinely attempts to alter the body’s sensory perception. But …

Google Glass

Adobe's Project Mighty Input Tools Look Pretty Awesome

Color me impressed! I figured the next generation of designer-relevant input devices would come from Apple or Wacom, but surprise—it's Adobe. The …

Sketching

Customizable Multifunctional Bookshelf: Fusillo

Fusillo isn’t your ordinary wall shelf. In fact, it’s more than just a shelf, it’s a coatrack, a bike rack, and bookends, too.<p>Handmade in Italy and …

Furniture