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Insert Coin: Little Robot Friends teach the basics of hardware programming (video)

<i>In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line.</i><p>Toronto-based Aesthetec Studio has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign guaranteed to put a …

Google Coder lets you build Raspberry Pi web apps in your browser (video)

It's undoubtedly possible to turn a Raspberry Pi into a web server, but it's not always easy. Thankfully, Google just streamlined the process with its new Coder project. The open source tool lets developers build web apps for a ready-made Raspberry Pi web server using only a desktop browser. Coder …

Microsoft offers $200 credit for used iPads, hopes you'll become a Surface convert

Microsoft's new recycle-for-reward initiative doesn't target one of its own devices -- instead, it focuses on another company's popular gadget: Apple's iPad. The US trade-in program offers at least $200 in exchange for a "gently used" iPad 2, 3 or 4. You can probably get more than $200 in other …

Intel's updated NUC squeezes in Haswell Core-i5, HD 5000 4K graphics

Intel has cranked up its NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini-computer to near gaming levels of power with the release of its 4th-gen Core-i5 D54250WYK kit. The new model comes with the latest HD Graphics 5000, for one, and also uses Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 to kick the CPU into overdrive …

iPhone 5c pre-orders are open: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and other carriers are now live

Apple is ready to start taking your money for the iPhone 5c in all its multi-hued glory. You can hit the Apple Store to order one on a two year contract through Sprint, AT&T and Verizon for $99 (16GB) and $199 (32GB). It can also be pre-ordered from all those carriers directly (see the links above) …

Hack your ride with Motobrain, the smartphone controllable fuseblock (video)

Tweaking your car's electrical system can be downright scary, but one Kickstarter project hopes to make it <i>a little</i> easier. With Motobrain, you can control up to eight accessory circuits on your vehicle of choice (boat, car or motorcycle, basically anything with an engine) with a compact box and a …

Triposo Travel Belt vibrates to help you locate attractions (video)

A decade ago, all but the most connected of travelers would leave phones and other devices at home, opting instead to plan visits to restaurants, museums and other tourist sites from a paperback book. Now, with mobile data and services like KeepGo enabling cheap roaming when you're abroad, there's …

Hey makers, the clock is ticking -- Insert Coin submissions close in two weeks!

Insert Coin: New Challengers was far and away one of the highlights of March's first-ever Engadget Expand, and we're excited to see what the maker community has in store for round two. Time's running out to get those projects in -- we're closing the door on submissions on <b>September 27th</b>. Think …

Adafruit tutorial turns your Raspberry Pi into an ad-blocking WiFi access point

Ads can be a buzzkill, especially when they're so pervasive they become distractions. Luckily, Adafruit has a new tutorial that turns your Raspbery Pi into a WiFi access point that doubles as a mighty ad-blocking machine for any device -- be it an iPad or an Xbox -- that connects to it. All you …

What the next 30 years will hold for 360, PS3 and Wii owners

We look to the past to predict what your games, systems and communities will be worth in the future.<p>A<p>generation is a funny thing. It has no clear beginning and no clear end, but we can all tell when one is on the rise or when one is fading away.<p>And this generation of game consoles — a golden age …

Dino Pet: marine algae in a sauropod-shaped case that glow when irritated

Build a better Sea Monkey and the world will -- well, fund your Kickstarter campaign, hopefully. Dino Pet's certainly got a couple of things going for it: tiny glowing animals and dinosaurs. The pet's creators clearly took the whole "dino" part of dinoflagellates to its logical extreme, fashioning …