Nicholas Scannapieco

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Hands on with the HTC Valve Vive virtual reality headset

When people put on a virtual reality headset for the first time, they almost always try to do two things: look at their hands and walk around. It’s a …

Virtual Reality

AMD Unveils Carrizo APU Details, Efficiency And Power Consumption Punctuate Performance

Earlier this year, at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, AMD waved the flag for their next gen APU (Accelerated Processing Unit), code named “Carrizo.” However, the company offered scant few details regarding its new CPU core architecture, graphics cores or IO technology updates. Flag-waving and a nickle won’t …

Kickstarter Reminder - DuinoKit Jr. Electronics/Arduino Project Kit

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>This is just a quick reminder that the DuinoKit Jr. Kickstarter project is down to less than a week. It’s already reached its …

Microcontroller

Solar Laptop/Device Charger

Use reclaimed batteries, a solar panel, and a charge controller to make a charging station.<p>First off, be careful with those battery packs. I used old 18-volt cordless battery packs from the tools you get at Harbor Freight, and if you’re not careful you can zap yourself pretty good if they are still …

Vita Gets a Birthday Sale, Titanfall Falls to $6, and More Deals

Starting today, Vita owners can save on nearly 40 digital games during Sony's Vita Birthday Sale. Check out the full list here.<p>I'm not sure how many …

Kindle Fire