Martín Alcubierre

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$30 Gets You the Sensor-Packed, Curie-Powered Arduino 101

ROME — Today at the Rome Maker Faire, Intel and Arduino are announcing a new board, the Arduino 101, powered by the Intel Curie module. It is scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2016, at about $30.<p>(Outside of the U.S., Arduino is known as Genuino.)<p>Thanks to technology in the Curie, …

Tesla's new product is a battery for your home

Tesla has unveiled a suite of new energy products, including a wall-mounted battery that will be sold for use in consumers' homes.<p>Tesla is calling the rechargeable lithium-ion battery the "Powerwall." As the name suggests, the unit is designed to be mounted on a wall, and connected to the local …

George Lucas' affordable housing plans upset wealthy California neighbors

After a career spent building worlds in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas wants to create a community much closer to home.<p>The <i>Star Wars</i> creator has …

Bomb Squad Robot Delivers Pizza, Saves A Man's Life

Disarming the situation<p>Sometimes, a kind hand holding out a pizza is enough, even if that hand is attached to the mechanical arm of a bomb squad robot. On Monday, California Highway Patrol responded to a man standing with a knife on a San Jose highway overpass. After a five-hour standoff, the man …

10 Reasons Web Developers Should Learn AngularJS

There is no doubt that AngularJS – the self-proclaimed “superheroic JavaScript framework” – is gaining traction. I’ll refer to it frequently as just …

Interfacing Leap Motion with Arduino thanks to Node.js

What about controlling physical things by waving your hands?<p>Thanks to the Leap Motion, Arduino and a bit of Node.js magic it's pretty simple!<p>Let's …