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Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl

Chernobyl

Why You Wheeze When You Exercise in the Cold

It’s a bummer of a start to an exercise program: You finally get up the courage to do some high-intensity intervals, or to run in the cold for the …

Exercise

Create a Multiple-Camera, Motion Sensor-Controlled Surveillance System with a Raspberry Pi

It’s really easy to use a Raspberry Pi to create a cheap surveillance systemwith just one camera, but things get complicated if you want multiple …

Surveillance

Clever Ways to Transform Cup Noodles Into Actual Food

Cup noodles are pretty much last-resort or office food for most of us, but just because they’re all you have doesn’t mean they have to be disgusting. …

Cool Stuff

Remix OS will bring Android to your Mac

Are you itching to see for yourself what life is like on the “other” mobile platform, Google’s Android, but the very thought of switching sends …

Google

[SOLVED] Issue using webhooks with Philips Hue lights and Photon

I' trying to write some simple firmware that will control my Philips Hue lights in the house using a Photon. The way I want to approach this is by …

This remote control transforms to match the gadget it's pointing at

Appliance maker Sevenhugs thinks the worst part about the smart home is its reliance on apps. The company's solution is a universal remote that can communicate with a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-connected gadget, like a set of Philips Hue lights or a Sonos speaker. The device will even conform its interface …

CES

Build a Magic Mirror with a Raspberry Pi and an Old Monitor

One of the trademark devices in nearly every Hollywood blockbuster version of the future is a smart mirror that shows off a daily schedule, clock, …

Raspberry Pi

10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use

Citymapper

For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a friend would look over and prod: “Oh, don’t you use Citymapper?” Eventually, I relented.

Comprehensive, easy to use and also playful, Citymapper offers more detailed journey planner …

Travel Technology

How to set up your new Mac like a pro

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, and one of the hottest gifts around is a new MacBook or iMac. If you’re one of the lucky ones to get one this year, you’ll want to rip open that box, tear off that plastic sheeting, and get to the good stuff.

Once you’ve plugged in your new Mac, you’re in for a …

Build your own 3D printer for $50 and change

One major obstacle to the widespread adoption of 3D printing is cost. Not too many people are willing to shell out $300+ for a printer they know …

DIY

NetSpot Maps Your Wi-Fi Network and Diagnoses Signal Problems for Free

OS X: NetSpot is a free utility that makes it easy to map out your wireless network, do a site survey if you have a particularly large one to manage, …

Maps

How to use Windows 10 on a Mac

As much as Mac owners might like to think that they have the superior desktop operating system with OS X, there might actually be times when you'd …

Microsoft Windows

Philips Hue reverses course, will continue to work with third-party bulbs

After customers cried foul, Philips will roll back the software update blocking users from adding third-party smart bulbs to their Hue setups.

After …

Software

Help formatting PUT request -- Philips Hue

Thanks for the catch! I've finally got it working!! Seems like something was blocking before, but changing the structure helped. Again, thanks @bko …

Philips Hue cuts support for third-party bulbs

Citing "an increasing number of interoperability issues," Philips is changing its policies and locking out third-party smart bulbs until they can be …

Cree

Top 10 Kickass Arduino Projects

The Arduino is a cheap electronics board that allows you to make your own electronics without a ton of coding experience. We love the Arduino, but …

Arduino

Making a Vintage Star Wars AT

Dave Stein is a software engineer during the day and a tinkerer on Arduino projects in his free time after work. He submitted on the blog his first …

Star Wars

Arduino Announces New IoT Board, Gives Away 1,000

Arduino announced a new board today, the MKR1000, meant for Internet of Things development.

The new board “offers the ideal solution for Makers seeking to add Wi-Fi connectivity with minimal previous experience in networking,” wrote Arduino’s Zoe Romano in a post announcing the new board.

The device, …

Meet the new MKR1000 and win it in an amazing contest!

It’s a great pleasure to introduce the new member of the Arduino and Genuino family: MKR1000 is a powerful board that combines the functionality of …

Arduino

Learn Survival Skills from the 340-Page Tokyo Disaster Preparedness Guide

This massive, informative guide on survival basics from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will teach you how to turn pants into a backpack, how to …

Survivalism

CleanMyDrive 2 Automatically Cleans Out Junk on OS X Hard Drives, Gets Redesigned with New Look

We were fans of CleanMyDrive when it was initially released, because it made managing multiple external drives a lot easier. Now, with a recent …

Hard Drives

Pick Between a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino with This Rule of Thumb

There are some cases where picking between the Raspberry Pi and an Arduino are easy (like when Linux is involved), but oftentimes it’s hard to make a …

Arduino

Explore Machu Picchu's Inca remains through Street View

No hiking required.

Google's Street View "Trekker" backpacks sure get around. After snapping the British Museum and the ancient city of Petra, they've now been to Machu Picchu in Peru. It's an iconic peak rising 2,430 meters (7,970 feet) above sea level, where travellers can gaze upon the remains of …

Google

How to Control Philips Hue Lights from an Arduino (and Add a Motion Sensor)

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The Philips Hue range of lights are certainly not cheap (there are some alternatives), but one thing that I really appreciate is the …

Arduino

DIY Arduino 3D Laser Scanner

FabScan is an open-source, do-it-yourself 3D laser scanner.It started out as a Bachelor's thesis by Francis Engelmann, supervised by René Bohne. You …

DIY

How to Enable Dark Mode on Mac OS X

Enabling Dark Mode on the Mac is a subtle user interface change to make which allows both the menu bar and the OS X Dock to appear as black …

OS X

11 great resources to learn and work in Python

Roger Huang is an entrepreneur who is working on his next venture, and advising several others on growth. This post originally appeared on Code(Love).

Python is one of our favorite languages. Versatile, and yet easy to grasp, it’s one of the best languages at expressing the logic behind code with a …

Django

Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs just $5

Pi Zero is the latest product from this British company, and despite its diminutive size, it can do quite a bit of heavy lifting. The $5 computer is …

Philips Hue - Homekit sharing