Richard Ready

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Using a rooftop tent is easier than ever with this mount kit

Rooftop tents have become increasingly popular over the past few years as car campers look for more comfortable ways to enjoy spending the night …

Raspberry Pi Augmented Reality Projection Lamp Project

Makers, developers and hobbyists interested in creating amazing things using a Raspberry Pi or similar mini PC may be interested in a new augmented …

Why Spending 20 Hours a Day Playing Competitive Video Games Gave Me a Better Education Than School

Everyone said all those hours in front of a screen was an immeasurable waste of time. Oh, how they were wrong.<p>I am going to preface what I am about to say with the fact that I know I'm not the majority. I know this isn't for the masses, and honestly it's not supposed to be. I grew up under the …

‘The Last Night’ is a stunning take on 16-bit games for the 4K generation

Indie darling <i>The Last Night</i> stepped onto the big stage this week at E3. The game was announced as an Xbox exclusive during the same event that Microsoft officially revealed its powerful new 4K console: the Xbox One X. After those proceedings, we sat down with Odd Tales' Tim Soret for an update on …

Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us'

<b>Exclusive:</b> CEO Elon Musk defends workplace, saying ‘[we are not] just greedy capitalists who skimp on safety’ – and declares his $50bn company overvalued<p>When Tesla bought a decommissioned car factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk transformed the old-fashioned, unionized plant into a …

U.S. launches rare intentional strike on pro-government forces in Syria

American aircraft struck a convoy of troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday, in a rare direct assault by the United States on forces affiliated with the Syrian government.<p>Assad’s government had no immediate response to the incident, which occurred in far southern Syria near an …

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. on Thursday slapped new sanctions on eight members of Venezuela's Supreme Court, accusing them of abusing power and …

Raspberry Pi Open Source Energy Monitoring

The open source OpenEnergyMonitor co-founder Glyn Hudson has been interview over on the official Raspberry Pi Foundation website this week providing …

How to build your own digital assistant with a Raspberry Pi

As voice recognition and natural language parsing have improved so has the availability of digital personal assistants, from Bixby to Alexa or Cortana to Google Assistant, all the major tech companies are continuing to develop digital assistants. Recently Google released its Assistant API for the …

Metroid Fans, You Should Read This Comic

I was in a “catch up on a bunch of comics I’ve missed” mood over the weekend, so I set aside time for some reading. One of the books I picked up, …

Home extension ideas: 10 looks to inspire your renovation

Ideas courtesy of Victorian terrace houses in London<p>English terraced houses, defined as side properties that connect to each other in a row, were first constructed in the 17th century, then gained even more popularity in the 19th century as high-density housing for the working class.<p>Of course, …

This camping kitchen fits in the back of your truck

Now you can bring the kitchen sink<p>Forget subpar camping meals, the Scout Overland Kitchen means that you can have a full cooking and cleanup setup from the back of your Toyota 4Runner or Tacoma. First seen on Outside Magazine, the kitchen pulls out of drawers to reveal an organized space for a …

Stop Buying Small Portable Power Generators

A few days ago, <b></b>my friend Lee posted a story about the Estream portable water-powered generator to my Facebook wall, asking if he should buy one. My answer? A swear word I can’t print here, followed by an unequivocal, “No.”<p>The small turbine is designed to be dropped into a flowing stream or towed …

Firefly Meets Final Fantasy in Skyfarer, Coming in 2017 from Angry Robot

Joseph Brassey’s badass author photo, courtesy of Matt Norris<p>In the grand tradition of this-meets-that marketing buzz, we can’t remember the last …

Final Fantasy

How Will SpaceX Actually Get Us to Mars?

A new video from Real Engineering explains the nuts and bolts of how SpaceX is planning to bring people to Mars and details the advantages that …

Crank Your Speakers, Because This Rocket Test Is the Best Thing You'll Hear All Day

Watching a rocket blast into outer space is a remarkable experience. But watching a rocket engine strapped into a test facility release its explosive …

Here's the Right Way to Poop in the Woods [VIDEO] - The Camping Page

The guys at Total Outdoor Programming are known for their informative yet entertaining videos.<p>Marty and Nick bare all in this video as they teach to …

Complete Arduino Starter Kit & Course Bundle | Popular Science Shop

<b>ARDX Arduino Starter Kit</b><p>Tackle 13 Different Projects w/ This Fully-Stocked Beginner's Toolkit<p>The ARDX Arduino Starter Kit pairs a detailed, illustrated guide with all the parts you need to build your own circuits. Perfect for beginners, this kit requires no experience and teaches you to use Arduino …

Arduino

Samsung cooks up crazy prototype gadgets like VR camera necklaces, helmet speakers

This seems to be the week Samsung shows off cool gadgets we'll probably never get to buy.<p>First it demoed robots that sense emotion and voice-activated light switches. They're reference designs Samsung hopes customers will build using its Artik chips, not products it will sell on its own.<p>Then it …

Virtual Reality

This Video Game Teaches You To Design Patterns With Math

Iranian game maker Mahdi Bahrami’s Engare allows users to create their own intricate patterns found in Islamic art and architecture.<p>The intricate geometric patterns of Islamic art are not only visually stunning, they’re also some of the earliest examples of algorithmic art. Artisans would generate …

11 Indie Games That You Wont Want To Stop Playing

Get ready to lose all your free time.

How to Re-Waterproof Your Jacket

If you haven’t washed or treated your waterproof-breathable jacket, and it’s seen a few seasons of use, you’ve probably noticed that it doesn’t keep …

Washing Machines

A Wannabe Supervillain Built His Own Thermite Cannon

It’s not often you come across a real-life mad scientist. They’re usually just over-the-top antagonists in comic books, but Colin Furze is the real …

Tokyo Looks Best at Night

And in the rain. I’ve always liked Tokyo in the rain. Expect if I’m out walking in it. Then, it sucks.<p>These cool photos are from Instagram user Liam …

Optical Data Storage Squeezes 360TB on to a Quartz Disc—Forever

Want to make sure you back something up indefinitely? Then you could do worse than a digital data storage technique that uses laser light to store …

Tips for Drawing Backgrounds

Thomas Romain is a terrific artist working in the anime industry in Tokyo. Previously, he showed how to draw detailed buildings. This time, we’re …

Russia accuses U.S. of bombing Aleppo; U.S. officials deny it

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> As battles continue to rage around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, so too does the war of words among two far-away countries involved in the fight -- Russia and the United States.<p>The defense ministry for Russia, which has been lambasted for its own airstrikes in support of a …

Middle East

The US will reopen a Cold War submarine hunting base in Iceland

The base, situated at Keflavik International Airport close to the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik, was first opened as a strategic US airbase for US bombers during World War II.<p>However, the base took on key strategic use during the Cold War as it allowed the US easy access to patrol the North …

Watch Stephen Hawking's BBC Lectures on Black Holes with Chalkboard Illustrations

Now you can watch as well as listen as world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking expounds upon his latest ideas about the knotty black hole …