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Google’s Coder Teaches Web Basics with Raspberry Pi

The folks at Google’s Creative Lab took the wraps off of Coder this week. It’s a “free, open source project that turns a Raspberry Pi into a simple platform that educators and parents can use to teach the basics of building for the web.” After booting off Coder’s custom Raspberry Pi SD card image, …

Virtual Breadboard - Free Arduino Simulator

Virtual Breadboard is a free circuit prototyping software that has readily available hardware and software simulation tools. It can simulate various …

BrickPi Delivers the Mindstorms Experience to Raspberry Pi

The BrickPi is a Raspberry Pi shield that can control Lego Mindstorms robots, replacing Lego’s proprietary microcontroller brick.<p>After successfully kickstarting the project, Dexter Industries has established a code repository to share the progress he’s made and encourage development forks.<p>One …

Mac hack offers super user status by resetting the clock

Security researchers have discovered a way that hackers can gain super user access to Mac computer systems by exploiting a security flaw that has …

Body hacker uses subdermal RFID hand implant as wireless storage - ExtremeTech

By on August 22, 2013 at 1:57 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In modern times, a portable …

A NASA asteroid sample extraction might look like this

The space agency offers more details of what it would do after corralling an asteroid -- collect samples and redirect the space rock to orbit around the moon. Yee-haw!<p>When an asteroid comes moseying toward Earth, NASA won't want to miss out on the supreme scientific opportunity. New NASA photos and …

Space Exploration

Composite lighting technique lets amateurs produce well-lit photos in minutes (video)

Hobbyist photographers don't often have the luxury of elaborate lighting rigs. However, Adobe and Cornell University have developed a new software technique that could bring pro-grade illumination to a wider audience. Known as computational lighting design, the solution simplifies a familiar trick …

$10 Robot Challenge: Can you do It?

<i>The Lollybot, last year’s challenge winner. Via Thomas Tilley.</i><p>The Ultra Affordable Educational Robot race is on! Well, the contest – otherwise known as the $10 Robot Design Challenge – is running, anyway. A run through last year’s entrants will give you a good idea of just how much is possible.<p>I …

Planning to launch a startup? Launch your kindergarten startup first

It has happened more than once. Somebody out of the blue contacts me, and at breakneck speed explains “the next Facebook idea." Okay, so they don’t …

Bye bye, baby weight: How apps helped me drop 17 pounds in July

Today I went to Bustle-- despite the fact that Bryan Goldberg has told me in no uncertain terms that I'll materially skew the demographics in the …

The Book of Mormon: Why the world's most capitalist religion breeds so many entrepreneurs

On a sunny summer's day in Provo’s North Park, hundreds of children are out with their parents, lining up for pretzels, lining up for face painting, …

Evolution Punishes Selfish People, Game Theory Study Says

How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over?<p>Contrary to our Darwinian inclinations, evolution may not be as dog-eat-dog of a world as we thought it was. The selfish can survive for a while, but according to new game theory research, long-term survival requires cooperation.<p>Game …

Ultra-thin e-skin could lead to advances in medicine, cool wearable computing (video)

Remember the names Martin Kaltenbrunner and Takao Someya -- that way, you'll have someone to blame when kids start pointing and laughing at gadgets we consider high-tech today. Leading a team of University of Tokyo researchers, they have recently developed a flexible, skin-like material that can …

Bayesian Methods for Hackers

An intro to Bayesian methods and probabilistic programming from a computation/understanding-first, mathematics-second point of …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

MIT Computer Software Makes The Internet 3 Times Faster

By generating algorithms that prioritize where to send data, the computer outwits human solutions to network congestion.<p>If you're reading this, you're probably using a version of the transmission control protocol, or TCP, a system that regulates internet traffic to prevent congestion. It works, and …

UK's Anti-Pornography Plan Is Scary, Pointless Grandstanding

The U.K. Prime Minister today proposed a sweeping set of internet filtering--some would say censorship--laws. They will go nowhere.<p>U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced this morning that "By the end of this year, when someone sets up a new broadband account, the settings to install family …

MYO Gesture Control Armband Now Available To Third Party Devlopers

Some of our readers might remember the MYO gesture control armband that was released into pre-order back in February of this year by the new start …

Startups

Zynga Mistake Puts Random Stranger In Customer Support Role

In select circumstances, until earlier today, the Zynga game Coasterville told users to email a certain address @themepark.com if something went …

First-Ever Super-Slow-Motion Video Of Hummingbirds Hovering

How does a hummingbird hover? Let's point a $150,000 high-speed camera at one and find out.<p>In order to design and create better flying robots, a team at Stanford University needed to see things our pitiful human eyes can't--like, how exactly does a hummingbird hover? How does a swift dive? So they …

Limbo now available for iOS, terrifies gamers with its elegant simplicity

Starting today, <i>Limbo</i>, the 2D side-scrolling game that both charmed and terrified us on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, is available for iOS devices. Dino Patti, the CEO of indie developer Playdead, tweeted the announcement about the game's launch with a link to the iTunes store, and from early reviews, …

What Are The Least Essential Organs In The Human Body?

Asking for a friend.<p>There are two schools of thought when it comes to ranking organs in terms of their utility or lack thereof. According to one theory, the least essential parts are those that come in pairs. Giving up an eye or ear wouldn't be too bad, the thinking goes, so long as you keep the …

Quick Tips On How To Get Financing For Your Small Business

Starting a business is difficult for many different reasons. Financing is the lifeblood of your business, but you are not going to get money for your …

Small Business

How FPGAs work, and why you'll buy one

<b>Update</b> (June 21): this article has been published at embeddedrelated.com, where I hope to publish a follow-up soon.<p>Today, pretty much everyone has a …

Farm Drones Take Flight

We all know what drones can do in the hands of the military and law enforcement. For recreational use, they’re fun to fly around with a GoPro strapped to their bellies. Commercial uses are still in their infancy. Congress passed a law last year requiring the FAA to open the skies to wider drone …

So I Suck At 24: Automating Card Games Using OpenCV and Python

Disclaimer: My area of research is <b>databases</b>. This post is about <b>computer vision</b>, something that I am <i>not</i> an expert at. Please consider this an amateur …

Image Processing

The deep, dark secret of SEO

During the last five years, many of the most successful content sites have been associated with -- or pejoratively accused of employing -- search …

Rope

For other uses, see Rope (disambiguation).<p>A <b>rope</b> is a group of yarns, plies, fibers or strands that are twisted or braided together into a larger and …

New Hybrid Car-Quadcopter

Quadcopters have become a very popular type of devices lately, with many traditional RC helicopters and planes being replaced with models that have …

Remote Controls