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Homemade synthetic aperture radar

Finished radar boards without antennas.IntroductionPreviously I made a very simple frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) radar that was able to …

The case against Dropbox looks stronger with each passing day

Files sinking<p>I first met Drew Houston four years ago, when Dropbox, the file storage and synchronization company he founded in 2007, reached 25 million users. Dropbox was in the midst of a growth spurt that has carried it to more than 400 million users, and a valuation of $10 billion in private …

Some Things Are Timeless, Like These Clever Tips Thought Up 135 Years Ago

You may think life hacks are a 21st-century thing, but a company named Gallaher's Cigarettes was creating these helpful tricks way back in the 1880s. …

HTTPie - a CLI, cURL-like tool for humans

HTTPie (pronounced <i>aych-tee-tee-pie</i>) is a <b>command line HTTP client</b>. Its goal is to make CLI interaction with web services as <b>human-friendly</b> as possible. …

Animated Maps Illustrate the Hell of Bay Area Commuting

Your hellish commute has never looked so pretty. A new set of animated maps plots the commutes of 3.3 million Bay Area residents commuting to 110,000 …

When are expensive cables worth it?

There are few things that come in as wide a variety of prices as cables and interconnects. HDMI cables, for instance, can run from $1 to over $1,000 for the same length. USB cables can be similarly cheap or high-end. Speaker cable is even more extreme, from pennies per foot, to hundreds of dollars …

Net neutrality rules formally published; first legal challenge filed

Tough new net neutrality regulations were published in the Federal Register on Monday, triggering an effective date of June 12 and the first formal legal challenge to the controversial online traffic rules.<p>US Telecom, a trade group whose members include AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., …

New Homeowner Has To Sell House Because Of Comcast’s Incompetence, Lack Of Competition

Only months after moving into his new home in Washington state, Consumerist reader Seth is already looking to sell his house. He didn’t lose his job …

Net Neutrality

Now anybody can use Robinhood, the no-fee trading app backed by Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen

And after months of waiting, it's now open to anyone who wants to join.<p>Robinhood, a zero-commission brokerage app for iPhone that launched in December to a 700,000-person waitlist, is now available to the general public.<p>Here's why Robinhood is unlike any existing stock market app.<p>For starters, it's …

World’s Most Powerful Camera Accidentally Captures a Picture of Comet Lovejoy

Until the 3.2-gigapixel LSST camera is launched in Chile, the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera (also in Chile) is the world’s most powerful camera. …

Dark Energy

Microsoft Launches a Windows Phone App for Citizen Journalists

Microsoft has just released a new app that lets Windows Phone users create and publish news stories on the move, reports Neowin.<p>Presently in beta, Social News allows users to create stories with photos and video, spot trending news items, and find current stories around them on a map in the Here …

Would you like this discontinued software?

Back in June, Apple announced that it was discontinuing Aperture and iPhoto, to be replaced in 2015 with a new Photos app targeted at both iPhoto and …

Zusie - My Relay Computer

This tells the story of why and how Zusie was constructed. It is partly a log of my work for my own purposes, but hopefully it can provide some …

Arduino

9 GIFs That Explain Responsive Design Brilliantly

Can’t tell a responsive website from a merely adaptive one? These GIFs courtesy of Froont will turn you into a pedant in no time.<p>What is responsive design? Most people vaguely understand that it refers to websites that work just as well on desktops as they do on smartphones, but there’s a lot more …