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The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think

Douglas Hofstadter, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, thinks we've lost sight of what artificial intelligence really means. His stubborn quest to replicate the human mind.<p>“It depends on what you mean by <i>artificial intelligence</i>.” Douglas Hofstadter is in a grocery store in …

Crazy Circuits Turn Anything Into a Musical Instrument

Author: Joseph Flaherty. Joseph Flaherty Design<p>Date of Publication: 10.22.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>Ototo is a pocket-sized circuit …

Educational Technology and the Sources of Innovation

Based on Jon Udell's excellent post, I spent the weekend getting reacquainted with work of Eric von Hippel, the researcher who pioneered the study of …

Google Blindness

I’m Marco Arment: a programmer, writer, podcaster, geek, and coffee enthusiast.<p>Paul Stamatiou’s “Android Is Better” is generating a lot of discussion …

Hardware review

As announced a few days ago, the newest addition to the Arduino family, the Arduino Yún, will be available starting September 10. This is the first …

One Big Fluke › Bootstrapping WebFinger decentralized discovery with WebFist

The goal of the WebFinger protocol is to make it easy for people to interact with you on the web.<p>We commonly identify each other online with email …

Nerdy, sexy, dirty, funny lovesong on a uke

Deanne Smith recorded this lovely little nerdy and rude and sexy lovesong, accompanied by her kitten, who adds rather a lot. She's available for live …

How Does a Transistor Work?

How does a transistor work? Our lives depend on this device. When I mentioned to people that I was doing a video on transistors, they would say “as …

Overview | Onion Pi

Feel like someone is snooping on you? Browse anonymously anywhere you go with the Onion Pi Tor proxy. This is fun weekend project that uses a …

Overview | Citi Bike Helmet

Improve your visibility with style! Mod up this bike helmet with LED strip, a FLORA GPS, and find your way to the nearest Citi Bike station with …

What is Sous Vide? | Sous-vide controller powered by Arduino - The SousViduino!

<i>"...far from being some passing high-tech fad, sous vide is a lasting contribution to fine cooking, a technique that makes it possible to cook foods</i> …

Overview | Retro Gaming with Raspberry Pi

I’m a child of the 1980s. <i>Miami Vice!</i> Skinny ties! Big hair! Honest, I had hair then…and every town had <i>at least</i> one good video game arcade.<p>Thanks to …

The Smart Citizen Kit: Crowdsourced Environmental Monitoring

<b>==============================================================</b><p>Ordering Multiple Kits<p>For ordering multiple Kits you can modify your pledge to the …

A Conversation With Randall Munroe, the Creator of XKCD

<i>Q: What would happen if a beloved web comic created a series of ... physics explainers?</i><p>Randall Munroe began his career in physics working with robots at NASA's Langley Research Center. He is famous, however, for engineering a creation of different kind: the iconic web comic that is xkcd. Last week, …

Child abuse PSA street-poster has a secret message for kids

The Anar Foundation and Grey Spain created a lenticular street-poster about child abuse that shows a "secret" message to people who view it from a …

The Raspberry Pi in scientific research - Raspberry Pi

The cost implications that come with finding yourself able to buy a computer for $25 are significant for all of us, but they can make a real …