Corey Wunderlich

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Simple Quantum Computing in 150 Lines of Python

What does it take to build a quantum computer? Lots of exotic supercooled hardware. However, creating a simulator isn’t nearly as hard and can give …

Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain

(Sequel here: <i>Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future.</i>)<p><i>Everyone says the blockchain, the technology underpinning</i> …

Blockchain

Playing games for the first time as an adult is harder than you think

When you miss the training of your childhood<p>Gaming subculture is often not inviting to those unfamiliar with the basic framework of the industry.<p>It isn't just those who occupy spaces within the layered “gamer” identity that bristle at the novices, but the enterprise itself has grown more focused on …

Grand Theft Auto

This fast robot will make Adidas shirts cheaper - and kill hundreds of jobs

A robotic sewing system will soon produce hundreds of thousands of shirts for Adidas, which could potentially change textile manufacture.<p>The machine — called a “Sewbot” uses cameras and bots to cut and sew the soft fabric, a task which has eluded other forms of automation. Until now, the task was …

Using Modern C++ Techniques with Arduino

C++ has been quickly modernizing itself over the last few years. Starting with the introduction of C++11, the language has made a huge step forward …

Writing and debugging Linux C++ applications from Visual Studio using the "Windows Subsystem for Linux"

I've blogged about the "Windows Subsystem for Linux" (also known as "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows") many times before. Response to this Windows feature …

Is smart dust the IoT vector of the future?

The notion of smart dust sounds like a work of science fiction but scientists at University of California Berkeley have developed a “neural dust” that can be implanted into the body, to monitor internal nerves, muscles or organs in real time.<p>The sensors are about the size of a large grain of sand …

When Are Humans Going to Build Their Own Universe? And What Rules Will It Have?

During his most recent interview with Recode, Elon Musk was asked by an audience member if he believed this universe is a simulation—that is, if a …

Twisted Light Could Dramatically Boost Data Rates

<b>It was just 24 years ago that researchers reported</b> the discovery of something remarkable about light: Certain beams, traveling through space with a …

Make a High Voltage Plasma Arc Speaker

What do the world’s most expensive speakers, the sun, and lamps from the 1890s have in common? Plasma, the fourth state of matter, of course! After building this little plasma arc speaker, you’ll be able to hear your favorite jams played directly from the vibrating plasma of an electric arc.<p>Plasma …

NASA's About To Release a Mother Lode of Free Software

If you've been thinking about getting started on the rocket project that's been on your mind for ages, now is a good time to get serious. Next week, …

Genius

19th Century New York Was Covered in an Insane Web of Telephone Wires

Alexander Graham Bell may have invented the telephone in 1875, but the first phone installation didn't come about for another three years. And that's …

Snowstorms

The Best Squirrel Feeder Is a Horse-Head Squirrel Feeder

It's a goddamn beautiful thing when internet memes and nature collide into one glorious split-screen of a squirrel eating out of a Horse Head feeder. …

Squirrels

The K5 security robot will begin patrolling one Silicon Valley campus this year

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Knightscope<p>The Knightscope K5 robot’s 5-foot-tall bullet-shaped frame is impressive. Studded with cameras and sensors …

Freescale makes the world's smallest ARM controller chip even tinier

Apparently, Freescale didn't think the diminutive Kinetis KL02 was tiny enough -- it just unveiled the KL03, the <i>new</i> world's smallest ARM microcontroller. At 1.6mm by 2mm, the Cortex-M0+ chip is 15 percent smaller than its ancestor. That's miniscule enough to comfortably fit inside the dimple of a …

Renault Concept Car Packs a Flying Drone in Its Roof

Renault's new concept car, the Kwid, is chock-full of futuristic ideas, including a flying quadrocopter drone that would launch from the car's …

Maker Faire Coming to the White House

Today the Obama Administration announced its plan to host a Maker Faire at the White House this year.<p>Details are still in the works, but the White House tapped 16-year-old maker Joey Hudy to help spread the news. Joey sat with First Lady Michelle Obama at last week’s State of the Union address. And …

Light Table wants to give you coding superpowers

Chris Granger is a computer programmer who thinks programming kinda sucks. It's too complicated and too esoteric and too sprawling. But he hopes that …

A short history of Einstein's theory of relativity<p>Albert Einstein is famous for many things, not least his theories of relativity. The first, the special theory of relativity, was the one that began the physicist's reputation for tearing apart the classical worldview that had come before. Special …

More Death ray Lasers..?

Drake Anthony, perhaps better known as <i>“the DIY Laser Guy”</i> on YouTube, and his most terrifying creation yet. Modifying an Attacknid—a pretty cool toy that had only one thing wrong with it, <i>“…it needs more death ray lasers”—</i>he created a remote controlled death ray robot using a 2W laser diode.

Watch an ultrasonic array move objects in 3D space (video)

Ultrasonic levitation has been possible for awhile, but it's not very practical when objects must typically hover along a single axis. University of Tokyo researchers Yoichi Ochiai, Takayuki Hoshi and Jun Rekimoto have cleared this hurdle with an ultrasonic array that can push items around in 3D …

Create Interactive 360° Panoramic Video With Ease

Have you ever watched a video and wanted so badly to view the scene from a different perspective? Maybe you wanted to see what was happening behind …

Virtual Reality

Smart Power Strip brings its home automation dreams to Kickstarter

Smart Power Strip landed its way into the final round of our Insert Coin competition the other week at Engadget Expand, and while it didn't take home one of the giant foam commemorative coins (or the prize money attached), it was an impressive feat nonetheless. Not taking home the gold means that …

Evena's smart glasses offer nurses a through-the-skin view of patients' veins (video)

It's not always easy for nurses to find the right vein for an intravenous drip -- the target vessels are sometimes hidden below the skin. Evena Medical's new Eyes-On smart glasses may make those injections a little easier. The Moverio-based eyewear overlays a 3D blood vessel map on the patient, …

Making a DC Motor Driver With a L293D

A L293D is a great motor driver IC used in a wide array of control boards ranging from the Bricktronics Megashield to the Adafruit motor shield.<p>Ricardo Marquez wrote a great tutorial describing the L293D and showing how to wire up its various pins to control up to six DC motors or 3 servos.<p>He even …

Circuit Pattern Cards Provide a Resource for Tinkerers

Nick Johnson’s circuit pattern cards each feature an important circuit that you’re likely to need if you’re an electronics tinkerer. For example, the voltage doubler circuit on the card above shows you how to use capacitors and an inverter to double the voltage output by the circuit.<p>Nick’s company, …

A Cheap Pair of Headphones Can Accurately Measure Your Heart Rate

There's a plethora of devices out there that let athletes, amateur doctors, and even hypochondriacs constantly monitor their heart rates. But thanks …

Consumer Tech

Samsung may launch wireless chargers that work from a distance by mid-2014

The development of wireless charging has been plagued so far by high-costs, immature technology, and competing standards.<p>Currently, industry players have grouped around two technologies, inductive magnetic charging and resonant inductive magnetic charging, but only the former has made it into …

Tech Trends

Space-Born Jellyfish Hate Life On Earth

Space babies get major vertigo on Earth after a microgravity childhood.<p>A warning for future space colonizers: Babies born in space might not ever figure out how to deal with gravity. Jellyfish babies, at least, have to deal with massive vertigo on Earth after spending their first few days in …