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Intel x86 considered harmful (new paper)

Back in summer I have read a new book published by one of the core Intel architects about the Management Engine (ME). I didn’t quite like what I read …

Meet the electric bus that could push every other polluting bus off the road

<i>By Adele Peters</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>Electric cars might be sexier. But Ryan Popple, who was an early employee at Tesla, is now convinced that electric buses are more interesting.<p>Gallery: Meet the electric bus that could push every other …

Transportation

4 Techniques for Enhancing Details in Your Images

Often, you will find yourself trying to get out some of the fine details in your images to give it more punch. Details enhancement is typically done …

6 DIY Projects to Protect Your Digital Privacy

Cellphone snooping. Network surveillance. Face recognition technology. As the gadgets we search, watch, and read become more able to watch us back, Makers are finding clever ways to guard their digital privacy and maintain anonymity online. Here are a few of our favorites.<p>BROWSE ANONYMOUSLY<p><b>DIY</b> …

moreapps.org

Best Websites and Resources to Learn Ethical Hacking

Hacking means Innovating and in Computers, Hacking always misunderstood as stealing other people passwords, facebook accounts and gmail passwords. …

Mercedes-Benz takes on Tesla with a home battery of its own

Guess what, Tesla: you're not the only car maker getting into the home battery game. Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a personal energy cell that, like Tesla's Powerwall, uses giant batteries to store surplus power from your home's solar panels and keep you off the conventional energy grid. The German …

Clean Energy

20 Secret Doors and Clever Hiding Places

The fascination with secret doors and hidden compartments has been around since ancient times; thousands of years ago, the Egyptians hid chambers deep in their pyramids. While hidden doors may not be found in everyone’s home nowadays, the desire to have clandestine passageways and secret stashes …

Woodworking

The 5 Best Cheap Lenses for Canon DSLRs

You don’t need to spend over $1,000 to get a great lens for your Canon DSLR. Heck, you don’t even need to spend over $400. Canon and third party …

How to Photograph Stars: Camera Settings & Setup

Photographing stars can be very difficult to master due to long exposure times and the limitations of some digital cameras. However, the easy to …

Build a Quadcopter Drone with a Self-leveling Camera Gimbal

Build this hardware-store airframe in a weekend for about $40<p>There are essentially two configurations for a quadcopter: the “+” frame and the “X” frame. Here we’ve chosen to build an “X” frame so your onboard camera can have a clear forward view.<p>We’ll take you all the way from building the airframe …

22 Useful Websites To Find A Great Code

Developers usually write there on own code while developing something, the code of their own imagination and techniques. But sometimes when they get …

Motion Sensing Presence Lights

I’ve always been a fan of “presence lights” that turn on when I walk into a space. Sure, call me lazy, but there’s just something wonderful about electronics being able to anticipate my needs and look after them before I take action on my own.<p>I’ve been enjoying working with these LED strip lights …

UDOO Neo Blasts Past $100,000 In Funding Combining Arduino And Raspberry Pi (video)

The new UDOO Neo development board which we featured here on Geeky Gadgets late last month has already blasted past its $15,000 pledge goal raising …

Raspberry Pi

Tesla's $13,000 battery could keep your home online in a blackout

Elon Musk is a man who likes to make waves. Whether it’s privatizing space exploration or shaking up commuting with the Hyperloop high speed transport system, the billionaire technocrat aims big. Now his electric car company, Tesla, is planning to change the way people power their homes.<p>In a tweet …

Tesla

Camera Modes Explained

If you’re just learning about your camera, then chances are you’ve taken a look at the top of your camera only to become immediately confused. …

Make This Mini Star Wars BB-8 Ball Droid with a Hacked Sphero

As an industrial designer, I’ve been particularly fascinated by products that have personality and emotion. And I think the droids in Star Wars have always been really great at capturing a character without facial expression and drawing you in. And BB-8 was no different when they brought it out …

3D Robotics’ New Solo Quadcopter: Dual Linux Processors, Unprecedented GoPro Control

With the 3D Robotics Solo quadcopter, aerial cinematography is about to get a whole lot prettier, smarter, and more accessible.<p>Announced this morning at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas, the Solo from 3DR is the company’s first concerted attempt to win the hearts of …