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Gold iPhone 5S back goes under the knife -- literally

The life of a prerelease iPhone is not an easy one. Not only do you get photographed inside and out, but you are also susceptible to being scratched by keys, pocket change, and now knives.<p>The latest rough handling comes from Jailbreak nation, which appears to be the latest in a series of sites to …

Alpina B4 coupe will be your subtle M4

We're big fans of Alpina here at <i>Autoblog</i> – the BMW tuner has created some seriously delicious products in the past, and recently tuned the diesel-powered 3 Series wagon to create the D3 Bi-Turbo. What we like most about Alpina is how the cars only look subtly more aggressive than stock, yet they …

This week's top photos is the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show edition. Which one's your favorite? Photos -> http://bit.ly/1ddAEnW

Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were Swedish

Welcome to rural Sweden, sometime in the late '80s. Citizens go about their mundane lives and children explore the countryside. But something isn't quite right. Robots and hovercrafts are commonplace, and decaying science facilities sprout from the harsh Scandinavian landscape. There's even a rumor …

APOD: A Retreating Thunderstorm at Sunset (2013 Aug 28) Image Credit & Copyright: Alan Dyer (The Amazing Sky) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130828.html Explanation: What type of cloud is that? This retreating cumulonimbus cloud, more commonly called a thundercloud, is somewhat unusual as it contains the unusual bumpiness of a mammatus cloud on the near end, while simultaneously producing falling rain on the far end. Taken in mid-June in southern Alberta, Canada, the cloud is moving to the east, into the distance, as the sun sets in the west, behind the camera. In the above image, graphic sunset colors cross the sky to give the already photogenic cloud striking orange and pink hues. A darkening blue sky covers the background. Further in the distance, a rising, waxing, gibbous moon is visible on the far right. http://amazingsky.net/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130828 #APOD

Lego Mindstorms EV3 Most Useless Machine

Laurens Valk built this quick and dirty “most useless machine” with a Lego Mindstorms EV3 set. It consists of a touch sensor acting as a switch and a servo motor resetting the switch every time it’s pulled. It’s a machine with no purpose other than to shut itself off! And how can you not adore the …

Arduino in Math Class

<i>This post is written by Jim Town, a math (and Make!) teacher at West Sacramento Prep. He began incorporating Arduino into his math classrooms last year and found students engaged and excited, while also learning more himself on how to facilitate a different type of learning. For the 2013-2014</i> …

Use a Transistor for a Liquid-Triggered Switch

Transistors work as amplifiers, delivering larger amounts of juice when triggered by a relatively small amount of voltage. One advantage of this is that you can use it to detect slightly conductive substances (e.g., tap water) and trigger an effect thereby.<p>Garrett used a TIP-120 Darlington …

Intern’s Corner: Taking off With the Tesla

Hey fellow Makers, my name is Kelley and I am an engineering intern here at MAKE. I’m here just to tell everyone about my summer experience here in the MAKE Labs.<p>I became familiar with MAKE during my senior year of high school when I was in my school’s Project Make class so I knew this was a place …

Weekend Projects - Android-Arduino LED Strip Lights

How-to: Detect the Incoming Solar Storm

According to NASA, there’s a good chance we are in the midst of a significant solar storm. It happens during a coronal mass ejection of the sun and sends billions of tons of particles towards earth. The storm can disrupt GPS, satellite signals, and other electronic systems.<p>There is a simple way to …

How to Make a Mindstorms EV3 Console Cable

The EV3 brick runs a version of Ångström Linux, so wouldn’t it be awesome to be access the brick’s serial console in order to debug the system during startup? The kernel outputs diagnostic data to the first sensor port. But how to get that data when the port in question uses Mindstorms’ proprietary …

Bridging the gap Between Google Glass and Raspberry Pi

Deqing Sun posted a fantastic tutorial to Adafruit’s Learning System on how to get Google Glass to communicate with Raspberry Pi. Smartly, he used a Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) server to pass data between the Pi and Glass.<p>XMPP is commonly used as a protocol for instant …

Diesel GrandDaddy: World's Biggest Watch

Go big or go home! Introducing the Diesel GrandDaddy, which is billing itself as the world’s biggest watch. I don’t know what the actual record is, …

Review: HEXBUG Spider XL

The nice folks from Hexbug sent us their newest toy to review- the Hexbug Spider XL. As the “XL” in the name would imply, this remote control spider …

Futurist's Hand Activated iPhone Speaker

This iPhone speaker dock not only looks like some sort of plane or ship from the future, it also works like it’s from the future. The future, today. …

Tokyoflash's Latest Watch has a Breathalyzer Built In

How drunk are you exactly? Find out with Tokyoflash’s newest watch, Kisai Intoxicated. To test your BAC (blood alcohol content), open the cap on the …

Ziploc Bag Jacket Clearly Holds a Lot

Well that’s certainly one way to carry your lunch! A friend of Jaya made this jacket from a bunch of Ziploc bags. I know what she’s having for lunch. …

A Few Cool Wedding Rings

Who ever said that wedding rings need to be boring or frilly? Or *gasp* non-functional? Easy there Ron Swanson, check out this trio of cool rings we …

Charge Up in the Woods with a PowerPot Thermoelectric Generator

Astute campers will quickly realize that there’s no power outlets in the woods. So how to charge up all those fun electronic devices that you …

Mini Briefcase Business Card Holder

If you want to be taken seriously as a businessman you need two important things: a briefcase and business cards. A suit probably wouldn’t hurt …

Weather-Proof USB Rechargeable Electric Lighter

It’s a modern technological take on the ol’ butane lighter with the Slighter USB Rechargeable Electric Lighter. It’s a bit like those old car …

Secret Agent Alarm Clock, Shoot to See the Time

Sleep with one eye open and a gun under your pillow. Well not a real gun but the Secret Agent Alarm Clock. Need to know the time? Just pull out this …

Shark with a Frickin' Laser Pointer

There’s really nothing we can write here that can even fully encompass the awesomeness that is the Shark With Frickin’ Laser Pointer (actual product …

Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Spatula

Boldly go where no pancake has gone before. With the Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Spatula you can flip your food like Spock does. It’s made of …

Review: Recoil Winder

The folks from Recoil Winders recently sent me their namesake product to review. The Recoil Winder is a simple spring loaded cord winder in a glossy …

Giveaway!! Tokyoflash Keisan Silver LED Watch

Have we got a giveaway to break those mid-summer blues! You can win this awesome Tokyoflash Keisan watch pictured below. No, it’s not from outer …

Sofa with LCD Monitors in the Armrests

Now you never have to leave the couch again- not even to get your glasses. Swiss-based Artanova makes this Athena couch with a hidden multimedia …

Motion Sensing Neutron LED Watch from Tokyoflash

Check out the latest futuristic watch from Tokyoflash- it’s the Kisai Neutron and it’s got a neat trick hidden in those curved LED bars. To display …