Jake Cross

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Build a Raspberry Pi-Powered Linux Laptop That Fits in Your Pocket

I made this little Nintendo DS sized computer using a Raspberry Pi and a bunch of off-the-shelf parts. It is a fully functional linux computer that can do most things a full system can (games, web stuff, videos, music etc).<p>You can also output the video to an external monitor, transforming it into a …

Android's factory reset has a security problem. Here's how to fix it

How do you sell a phone without giving away the data on it? If you've used a phone even briefly, it's filled with all kinds of sensitive data, including passwords and login tokens alongside personal texts and photos, all of which need to be erased before you can safely put the phone up for sale. …

Foodini is a 3D printer for everything from burgers to gnocchi

Who wants a 3D printer for just candy when you can have one that prints a five-course dinner instead? That's the idea behind Foodini, a new 3D printer that takes fresh ingredients and turns them into a culinary masterpiece. The device can do things like make custom ravioli, your own unique crackers …

AgIC Is A DIY Kit For Turning A Home Inkjet Printer Into A Circuit-Board Maker

This embed is invalid<p>Another startup aiming to simplify the process of prototyping electronics by doing away with the need to wire up breadboards has taken to Kickstarter.<p>This latest one, called AgIC, combines the approaches of two we’ve previously covered — the Ex1 3D printer for PCBs and the …

Google Announces An Online Data Interpretation Class For The General Public

Google has launched its own Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to teach the general public how to understand surveys, research, and data. Called “Making Sense of Data” and running from March 18 to April 4, the course will be open to the public and, like most MOOCs, will be taught through a series of …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

'Flappy Bird' Creator to Take Popular Game Down

The popularity of <i>Flappy Bird</i>, a mobile game for iOS and Android, has exploded over the past few weeks. But it looks like the rush of attention and …

Nvidia marketing manager killed during train rescue attempt

Nvidia marketing manager Philip Scholz was killed on Jan. 20 after attempting to pull a man off the train tracks at the Santa Clara Caltrain Station in California, Mercury News reports.<p>According to surveillance footage taken just before his death, Scholz laid on his stomach and attempted to help …

Intel puts new Arizona chip factory on back burner

After pledging to invest $5 billion on its Fab 42 high-tech manufacturing plant, the chip maker puts the project on hold.<p>The use of Intel's most heralded factory is being put on hold indefinitely. The company's "Fab 42" manufacturing plant in Chandler, Ariz., which was slated to make high-tech …

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Small Firms Are Making Big Bucks In The Analog Economy

Imagine if Tim Cook fired up the production lines and started churning out the Apple II instead of the latest Macbook Pro. The world would think he had gone barking mad. After all, what company in its right mind would decide to start rebuilding technology last manufactured in the 1970s?<p>But in 2013, …

Dell looks to be heading toward staff layoffs of 20 to 30 percent

As PC shipments plummet for the seventh consecutive quarter, it's said that Dell is having to tighten its belt.<p>Dell appears to be feeling the effects of the PC market's downward slide. According to The Register, the company is said to be laying off a large portion of its staff from offices around …

You Will Be Mesmerized By These XBox And PlayStation GIFs

As much as the consoles change, the controllers really stay pretty much the same. These hypnotizing GIFs from the folks over at Gadget Love prove it.<p>Many gamers will remember the monolithic controller of the original Xbox that shipped with the system in 2001. Microsoft slimmed it down for Xbox 360 …

The Fennec Fox is the Most Adorable Animal in the World

Pack up your bags and sound the alarms because, by golly, I think we've done it. We've found the most adorable animal in the world! Of course, we can't take all the credit. Photographer In Cherl Kim has been shooting these sweet creatures for years at Everland Resort, South Korea's largest theme …

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Grand Theft Auto 5 actors share their thoughts on game's success

The voices behind <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>'s three-hero cast — Steven Ogg (Trevor), Shawn Fonteno (Franklin) and Ned Luke (Michael) — recently spoke with GQ about their personal connections with the game following its launch.<p><i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> set a record after topping $1 billion in sales after three …

Ford engineer builds vibrating shift knob using 3D printer and an Xbox 360 controller (video)

You're not going to find it in the next car you drive off the lot, but a Ford engineer has developed a fairly novel approach to making a manual transmission a bit easier to adjust to: a vibrating shifter knob. As he explains in the video after the break, Zach Nelson first turned to an Xbox 360 …

Down's syndrome cells 'fixed' in first step towards chromosome therapy

Scientists have corrected the genetic fault that causes Down's syndrome – albeit in isolated cells – raising the prospect of a radical therapy for …

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Does A $347 3-D Printer Mean The Future Is Here? Or Just Paper-Thin Progress?

Now on Kickstarter, the Buccaneer is designed for easy at-home use, costs less than an iPhone–and just might make or break our collective dream of technology.<p>The magic words, or magic number-plus-letter, of our technological fantasies to date are: 3-D. The 3-D printer is this year’s collective …

The Fast, Fuel-Efficient Adastra: Officially the World's Most Bad-Ass Superyacht

If there's one thing we all hate, it's losing a yacht race. Owning a yacht and taking the time to think up a really clever name for it, only to …

Programming is FUNdamental: A closer look at Code.org's star-studded computer science campaign

"All these people who've made it big have their own variation of the same story, where they felt lucky to be exposed to computer programming at the right age, and it bloomed into something that changed their life," explains the organization's co-founder, Ali Partovi, seated in the conference room …

Retired P.E. Teacher Wears Same Outfit for 40 Years of Yearbook Portraits | Colossal

<p>Retired gym teacher Dale Irby posed for his first yearbook photo back in 1973 at Prestonwood Elementary school. The next year, completely by …

New Video: The Game Feat. 2 Chainz & Rick Ross “Ali Bomaye”

The Game holds no prisoners in “Ali Bomaye,” the new visual in support of his latest album <i>Jesus Piece</i>. The West Coast MC forms a powerful team with 2 …

LOL! Big Sean’s Mom Raps Lyrics to “Dance (A$$)” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Big Sean’s mom Myra Anderson was the latest guest on Jimmy Kimmel’s hilarious <i>Words From Your Mother</i> segment last night. And just her luck, she had to …

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Kickstarting: A Skateboard Engineered For Surfing Stairs

Re-introducing the Stair-Rover, an eight-wheeled board that scuttles over urban obstacles with ease.<p><i>[This project is an entrant in our Innovation By Design Awards. Stay tuned for the announcement of winners on October 10.]</i><p>A year ago, we wrote about the Stair-Rover, a novel skateboard in the early …

Breakfast Made Easy Via The Nostalgia Electrics Flip-Down Breakfast Toaster

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many of us still skip it due to a lack of time in the morning. Now you can easily make a …

This Full Immersion Racing Sim Can be Yours For $65,000 (video)

Got $65,000 to kick around? If so you can be the proud owner of this racing simulator from Hammacher (which we first saw last year here).<p>Beyond …

3D-printed cast is made to scratch

Broken bones could get a healing assist from 3D-printed casts custom made to support the injury while still giving plenty of space to breathe.<p>It usually goes like this. You break your arm. You get a big plaster cast. Your friends sign it and draw on it. You invest in chopsticks in an attempt to get …

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