Daniel Whitcomb

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Kickstarter-funded Atoms building blocks now available for the rest of us

It's a heck of a lot closer to next year's CES -- but perhaps even more importantly, it's dangerously near the holiday season. Those Kickstarter-funded Atom blocks, which we first played with back at some trade show in January, are finally available through the company's site. Like LittleBits, the …

Make Your own Cloud With Raspberry Pi and arkOS

Twenty-three-year-old Jacob Cook is on a mission to help you create your own small piece of cloud on the internet, freeing you from other providers for services like file storage and sharing, web hosting, e-mail, calendars, music, and photos. His project, ArkOS, is built to run on the Raspberry Pi, …

Sheryl Sandberg: “Men need to do more childcare and housework”

Facebook’s COO discusses why men still rule the highest levels of the professional ranks and how it can change<p><i>For her new book, "What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?," veteran journalist Marianne Schnall interviewed high-achieving women about why the highest glass ceiling in the land is</i> …

10 Affordable 3D Printers You Can Get Right Now

When 3D printers was first introduced, it was a marvel everyone wanted a piece of. The problem was, not everyone could afford the hefty price tag it …

The $400 Deltaprintr Is A Cheap Way To Make Really Big 3D Prints

Another day, another 3D printer. This time we have a model that comes from SUNY Purchase College where they are working on a laser-cut, compact 3D printer that can make extra tall models simply by swapping out a few pieces.<p>The printer pumps out plastic at 100 microns, a more than acceptable …

6 Android tablet apps to help get you in the back-to-school spirit

Heading back to school with a shiny-new Android tablet in your backpack? These six apps might be just what you need.<p>School is different these days, with students sooner pulling out a 10-inch tablet to take notes than a sheet of loose-leaf paper and pen. Heck, even calculators are a rare sight to …

Apps

USC Student: Police Said I Wasn't Raped Because He Didn't Orgasm

The University of Southern California is facing a federal investigation for alleged failures by school officials and campus police to prosecute rape.<p>In response to a Title IX complaint filed in May, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights launched the inquiry on June 26, although …

20 Places to Educate Yourself Online for Free

It seems like these days you can learn just about anything online for free, but of course some of that information is better than others. The good …

NFC Ring lets you unlock your door by giving it the finger

The NFC Ring is exactly what its name suggests. The creation of developer and self-described "jolly hacker" John McLear, the NFC Ring is a piece of …

Wearable Tech

Compleat Foodbag rethinks the traditional lunch box

Being completely sealed at the bottom, the bag can act as a container for any type of food, from sandwiches to pasta and even soup. After putting …

Food

Lose Weight With These Zero Calorie Foods

People sometimes talk about negative calorie foods, but because a calorie is a measurement of energy, there is no such thing as negative calories. …

Nutrition

MIT tool connects the dots of your life through Gmail metadata

How much does the metadata gathered in your inbox reveal about you? Quite a lot, judging by what researchers at the MIT Media Lab have managed to accomplish with Immersion. They've built a web app that — once you grant it permission to do so — digs through your email history to piece together a …

15-Year-Old Develops Flashlight Powered by Body Heat, Wins Top Prize in Google Science Fair

From a sleeping bag that charges your gadgets to entire buildings warmed by body heat, scientists are harvesting the heat emitted by humans as a …

LightUp electronic blocks and AR app teaches kids circuitry basics (hands-on)

There are plenty of kits out there designed to help kids learn the ins and outs of electronics, but LightUp hopes to stand out from the crowd with not just easy-to-use building blocks but an accompanying augmented reality app as well. From resistors and LED modules to light sensors, each block …

This 18-Year-Old's Invention Could Make Your Future Phone Instacharge

While you are hanging out on the Internet (in your underwear, maybe?) on a Saturday, kids that are smarter than either of us are out there getting …