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Cicret bracelet - make your skin your new tablet

Read your mails, play your favorite games, answer your calls, check the weather, find your way…Do whatever you want on your arm.

Qualcomm's deep learning SDK will mean more AI on your smartphone

Deep learning used to only be in the cloud — now it's coming to devices<p>The benefits of machine learning continue to trickle down to smartphones and gadgets, and chipmaker Qualcomm wants to help speed up the process. The company is launching a new software development kit for its "machine …

Snowden's Surveillance Leaks Made People Less Likely to Read About Surveillance

New Oxford study shows evidence of post-Snowden “chilling effects” in what people read on Wikipedia.<p>A new Oxford University study has published empirical evidence showing that government mass surveillance programs like those exposed by Edward Snowden make us significantly less likely to read about …

The experiments providing homes around the world

From co-ops to micro-building to self-builds, a variety of schemes are being used to tackle the housing crisis, both here and overseas<p>Crisis is often the spur to social innovation, so surely there must be some evidence of it in housing? Innovation and big, bold ideas are required as much now as in …

Michel Foucault: Free Lectures on Truth, Discourse & The Self (UC Berkeley, 1980-1983)

Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was an enormously influential French philosopher who wrote, among other things, historical analyses of psychiatry, …

Michel Foucault – Beyond Good and Evil: 1993 Documentary Explores the Theorist’s Controversial Life and Philosophy

Michel Foucault’s colorful life and hugely influential work were both struggles against limitation—the limits of language, of social structures and …

How did the Romans celebrate ‘Christmas’?

It is today associated with decorations, gift giving and indulgence. But how did the Romans celebrate during the festive season? Dr Carey Fleiner, a …

Qube – World’s Most Affordable Wi-Fi Enabled, Multi-Color LED Smart Bulb For Your Home

Editor's Rating<p>2?<p>Discovered on 2015-11-23<p>[Update 09/15] It seems that there are lots of delivery issues and complaints according to our users with …

Crowd Funding

Deal: 20,000 mAh Limefuel Blast battery pack 26% off!

There is only one thing I hate more than running out of battery – when my battery pack can’t handle all my charging needs. There’s plenty of weaklings out there, but you can bet today’s AA Deals Store offer won’t leave you hanging next time you are trying to juice up your handset. Nor will it make …

Batteries

Coin Cell Sized MetaWearC Packs Power to Target Wearables Market

Despite being talked about heavily for the last few years, wearables haven’t yet taken off. However it’s possible that the appearance of the Pebble Smartstrap, and Seeed Studio’s new RePhone, might change that. It’s possible that this year, or next, we’ll finally see a breakthrough year for …

Watch These Electronic Badges Evolve

Electronics are generally designed for a specific purpose, not bred from a series of “DNA” exchanges from compatible boards. But these “blinky badges,” made for Burning Man by Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, are designed to do just that.<p>Huang wanted his badges, designed to keep wearers visible and safe at …

$30 Gets You the Sensor-Packed, Curie-Powered Arduino 101

ROME — Today at the Rome Maker Faire, Intel and Arduino are announcing a new board, the Arduino 101, powered by the Intel Curie module. It is scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2016, at about $30.<p>(Outside of the U.S., Arduino is known as Genuino.)<p>Thanks to technology in the Curie, …

Arduino

Learn the Difference: Gas and Diode Lasers

The word “laser” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers are used for a wide variety of purposes, including storing data on discs, cutting through materials, and even just pointing at things. Here are two common types of lasers and how they work.<p>Gas …

FDA

Metamason Wins 3D Printing Competition with Customizable CPAP Masks

The Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo was capped off this week by the annual Startup Competition. This year, the top prize was set at $15,000, awarded to the winner by the venture capital firm, Asimov Ventures. There were some impressive candidates, but in the end, the top award went to …

Recreating the Past with Archeological 3D Printing

A partnership between Virginia Commonwealth University and Jamestown Rediscovery allows visitors to experience the past in a new and exciting way. Dr. Bernard Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Lab, has worked with Jamestown along with other institutions to 3D scan, print, and paint artifacts …

Archaeology

Hide an Arcade Machine in Your Coffee Table

You walk into a friend’s living room. They pass their hand over the side of their unassuming, glass-topped coffee table. The button they press brings the embedded LCD screen to life, with 10,000 classic arcade games at the flick of a joystick. Your friend pulls out both of the drawers facing the …

Arcade Games

Types of Bearings and What to Use Them For

When you think about what makes the modern world tick, you might think of electricity, cell phones, airplanes, or any number of modern conveniences. What we don’t normally think of, however, is the humble bearing that makes at least two out of three of those function.<p>Without bearings, the wheels on …

World War II

Sensors and Data Dominate the Cleveland Medical Hackathon

Nothing defies people’s expectations about Cleveland as a rustbelt city more than the fact that it is one of the nation’s top centers for healthcare and medical research. The world-famous Cleveland Clinic certainly contributes to this reputation, but University Hospitals and MetroHealth systems …

C.H.I.P. vs Pi Zero: Which Sub-$10 Computer Is Better?

Now that there are two capable, sub-$10 computers for Makers — the $5 Pi Zero and the $9 C.H.I.P. — the debate will rage online over which board is faster, cheaper, and the right one to use in a project. These debates are often unproductive, but they don’t have to be. Let’s take a look at some of …

This Open Source DIY Solar Generator Unfolds Like a Flower

Outdoor concerts should be loud, but the generators used to run them should be silent… and green. Enter SunZilla, an open-source, DIY portable solar generator designed to replace conventional diesel generators at outdoor events or in remote locations. The device was created by members of …

Clean Energy

The Best Cyber Monday Deals for Makers

Whether you missed Black Friday, or you’re back for more savings, Cyber Monday is here, and so are the deals.<p>Whether you’re gifting parts to your favorite Maker, using components in a holiday project of your own, or simply stocking up, Cyber Monday is your best opportunity to find deals on the …

A Guide to Buying Your First Laser Cutter

If there’s one tool that’s coveted by Makerspaces more than any other, it has to be the laser cutter. These high-precision machines can produce both functional and beautiful items. Their versatility allows anyone with access to one to quickly go into production with his or her designs.<p>Go to your …

Printing

Mass surveillance can't catch terrorists. That's the uncomfortable truth

The spread of encryption post-Snowden has ensured that collecting everyone's details en masse is no longer any guarantee<p>The Paris terrorists almost certainly used encrypted communications to plan their attacks – after all, the man identified as their mastermind, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, is based in …

Privacy

CNC Machine Made Out of Lego Helps You Produce Stop-Motion Animations

Arthur Sacek is like the Leonardo da Vinci of Lego<p>Industrial designer Arthur Sacek has an unusual blend of specialities: Product design, LEGO, …

Atom: My New Favorite Code Editor

As a hobbyist Python programmer, over the years I have tried a variety of different editors. Back in the day I used to use <i>Eclipse</i> with the <i>PyDev</i> …

Linux

Paris attacks: Terrorists could have used PlayStation4 to plot

American and French officials say the terrorists appeared to have been highly sophisticated in their planning and used encryption to stop their plot being discovered<p>Terrorists plotting the terror attacks could have exchanged encrypted messages on games consoles to hide their conspiracy, it has been …

Play The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Video Game Free Online, Designed by Douglas Adams in 1984

We've told you about a fair few vintage video games that you can play free online. Here's another one to add to your collection.<p>Back in 1985, Douglas …

How to Choose Which Programming Language to Learn [Infographic]

Udacity illustrates how to pick the programming language for the life you want.<p><i>"I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think." ~</i> <i>Steve Jobs</i><p>You might have guessed by now that I'm a huge advocate for coding — and not just for geeks or …

6 Top Programming Languages For Mobile Development

The language you choose for mobile development can be the difference between great success and tremendous frustration. There are options -- but only …

Mobile Development