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SAM Is A Wireless Electronics Kit That Wants To Make Coding Connected Objects Super Simple

Meet SAM, a wireless electronics kit that’s aiming to make it easier for kids or indeed anyone with an idea for a connected project to get building — using a series of Bluetooth connected pieces and a drag and drop software interface for linking the hardware together.<p>And also easier to integrate …

The US government's wireless-spectrum auction: Why it matters (FAQ)

Wireless spectrum -- the radio signals designated to carry data over the air from your smartphone to the Internet -- isn't the sexiest topic in the tech world.<p>But spectrum has a dramatic impact on the livelihood of the carriers, and that in turn affects the quality -- and cost -- of the wireless …

Telecoms

Inside The Explosive Growth Of Sensor Technology

Nest, an intelligent thermostat that self-adjusts and can be controlled by a mobile phone, might have put home automation on the map, but the company, purchased by Google for $3.2 billion in January, is far from the only player in the rapidly growing sector of connected technology.<p>Twine, a Wi-Fi …

Researchers plan to develop a 3D printer that prints graphene

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>3D printers are becoming compatible with new materials all the time, including metals, paper, resin and even pizza …

6-axis 3D printer can print on irregular surfaces

Yong Chen and his team at USC Engineering have built a six-axis-of-freedom 3D printer that can rotate its build platform and heads to enable it to …

Google robots may pose challenge to Amazon drones

<b>Google has revealed it has taken over seven robotics companies in the past half a year and has begun hiring staff to develop its own product.</b><p>A spokesman confirmed the effort was being headed up by Andy Rubin, who was previously in charge of the Android operating system.<p>The spokesman was unwilling …

Uh-oh, this 3D-printed metal handgun actually works

While the first known 3D-printed gun has been more-or-less dismissed because it can't reliably shoot, a new 3D-printed firearm has now been invented -- and it has no problems firing a round. In fact, it appears this handgun can fire dozens of rounds without a hitch.<p>What's the difference between the …

Uh Oh

Meeting the known unknowns at the FTC’s internet of things workshop

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/A-R-T<p>Hacked pacemakers. Connected homes that show when your kid is at home and what they are watching. …