Chris Smith

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders slays NY Times columnist with award mocking his failed Trump prediction

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders handed out an impromptu award on Friday to a New York Times columnist — but it wasn’t for impeccable reporting.<p>What happened?<p>Sanders issued the “worst prediction for the year” award to Times columnist Paul Krugman on Friday for predicting President …

Eliminating Partisan Redistricting Will Make Politics Worse, Not Better

You can’t take politics out of politics.<p>In different words, that’s what James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, expressed when he wrote …

High-Tech Spray Paint Can Make Anything Into a Touchscreen

Why throw out anything ever again?<p>Have you ever looked at an object or surface in your home—say, a wall, book or back of your phone—and wished it was a touchscreen? Well, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have the material to make your dreams come. Called Electrick, it uses a software and a …

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You’ve never seen a SpaceX rocket fall to Earth quite like this before

New viewing angles for a national security mission<p>This morning, SpaceX pulled off yet another successful Falcon 9 rocket landing after launching a spy satellite into space for the National Reconnaissance Office. Since it was a national security launch, we weren’t treated to very many shots of the …

China takes its turn at a giant fighting robot

MegaBots' giant robot duel might just turn into a full-scale brawl. Beijing outfit Greatmetal has unveiled a prototype of Monkey King, China's take on an enormous battle machine. It's still human-piloted, but it has a distinct trick up its sleeve: it can either fight on all fours (good for …

Smartwatch With Hands Attached to Touchscreen Raises $2.6 Million on Kickstarter | Inc.com

What's the hottest new feature you need in a smartwatch? The answer isn't contactless pay or animated emoji--although those things are certainly appealing. Apparently what every smartwatch needs is...a pair of mechanical hands. On top of the touchscreen.<p>It's a surprising concept that isn't quite as …

eReaders

Crockpots Aren't Just for Winter—These 3 Recipes Were Made for Spring

Nothing says winter like a simmering slow cooker meal, but the convenience of the crockpot shouldn't be confined to half of the year only. To be …

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$50 gadget adds a high-tech Head Up Display to any car

Unless you’ve got money to burn, luxury cars aren’t really worth the money anymore. Cars from affordable brands like Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai and …

Watch: Man hilariously fights owl home invader — two creatures enter, but only one can win

Colton Wright was enjoying a peaceful night in when things suddenly took a hilarious turn for the worse. A pesky owl had somehow made its way into Wright’s house, and despite much pleading, refused to leave without a fight.<p>Please be advised the following video contains some offensive language and …

‘Reasons to Vote for Democrats’ book is an Amazon best-seller — but there’s a hilarious twist

A book titled, “Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide,” was listed as the No. 1 best-seller on Amazon Thursday. However, before Democrats get too excited, they should know this one thing: Every page is blank — all 266 pages.<p>https://twitter.com/michaeljknowles/status/839869647381913600<p>…

JeVois Smart Machine Vision Camera (video)

JeVois based in Los Angeles California have created a new open source quad core smartphone machine vision camera aptly named the JeVois which they …

Lose yourself to dance in this DIY Daft Punk helmet

Fans build the ultimate helmet prop that uses "PCB electronics, Wi-Fi, MIDI, motion/audio interaction, 250 RGB LED lights and a huge programming job."<p>Daft Punk fans love to show their appreciation for the French electronica band by making pop culture mashup videos and creating Lego tributes. But …

Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Linux to Run Apps & Games – FOSS Post

Installing <b>Android 6.0 Marshmallow</b> on Linux may be the quest of many of you if you want to run your favorite applications and games while you are …

Chinavasion releases affordable DIY 3D printer

63shares<p>Five years go the idea of owning your own desktop 3D printer was something dreamlike. They were expensive, with the cheapest DIY being around …

In Defence Of Wasps: Why Squashing Them Comes With A Sting In The Tale

They are one of the most unwelcome signs of summer. Buzzing through beer gardens, attacking innocent picnics, wasps arrive ominously with a sting in …

Want to bring that old netbook back to life? Hands-on with Manjaro LXQt and LXLE

Following up on my previous recommendation for Linux on a Samsung N150 Plus, here are two more very good candidates - Manjaro LXQt and LXLE.<p>While …

A Professor Explains How 1980s Game Theory Could Explain How Morality Evolved

The mathematical origins of morals.<p>Using maths and game theory to explain decision making is nothing new. But what’s really stunning is that game …

Build a Dashboard that Displays Any Data You Can Imagine with a Raspberry Pi

Whether it’s keeping track of your computer’s memory usage or displaying information about the weather, dashboards are a fun way to track …

Raspberry Pi

Homebuilt (DIY) CNC router - Arduino based (GRBL)

Already for a few months or even years, I was planning to build my own CNC milling machine. Now I decided it was time to do it! I read a lot about …

How to Make a DIY Concrete Countertop - Today's Homeowner

Watch this video to find out how to make a concrete countertop for your home or yard, including constructing the form, choosing the right materials, …

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 …

Code Craft – Embedding C++: Classes

For many embedded C developers the most predominate and questionable feature of C++ is the <i>class</i>. The concern is that classes are complex and …

How to Build a Portable Hacking Station with a Raspberry Pi and Kali Linux

Cracking Wi-Fi passwords, spoofing accounts, and testing networks for exploits is all fun enough, but if you want to take the show on the road, …

Raspberry Pi

Grav – Open Source Modern Flat-File CMS

Advertise here via BSAGrav is a Fast, Simple, and Flexible, file-based Web-platform. There is Zero installation required. Just extract the ZIP …

How to install OpenCV 3 on Raspbian Jessie

By onOctober 26, 2015 in OpenCV 3, Raspberry Pi, Tutorials<p>A few weeks ago Raspbian Jessie was released, bringing in a ton of new, great …

DIY Smart Mirrors

A reflection of our society<p>What's the first thing you do when you wake up? I suspect you reach over to the nightstand, grab your phone and see what …

A $200 DIY Snowshovel Windmill Project

• Home<br>• ><br>• Wind Power<br>• ><br>• A $200 DIY Snowshovel Windmill Project<p>posted 3 years ago<br>Categories: Wind Power<p>This entire alternative energy project costs less than …

Watch this open-source program recognize faces in real time

Companies are making rapid process in facial recognition technology, developing hardware and software capable of distinguishing faces, emotions and movements in realtime. But all of that work is proprietary — how does the Open Source community keep up?<p>Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have …