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27 Apps Designers Can't Live Without

Top designers from Huge, Zappos, ustwo, OKFocus give us the A-Z of which apps they use most, and why.<p>Maybe it’s just Gmail, or maybe it’s something more esoteric like Processing, but there are certain apps we rely on so much that if they suddenly went missing, we’d have a hard time getting by. …

Here's another peek at Google's build-your-own-smartphone project

Project Ara has only exploded in prominence since Google unloaded Motorola earlier this year, and now we're getting yet another peek at the work in progress. The Phonebloks team just released a video showing off the progress Google and its partners have made on those modular smartphones, and things …

Verizon's upgraded Super Bowl stadium network (pictures)

Verizon's logo adorns one of the entrances into MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and an even larger sign hangs inside. If there are any hiccups or if coverage is flawless, consumers have a large red sign to blame or give credit to.<p>Updated:January 24, 2014 Caption:Roger ChengPhoto:Roger Cheng/CNET<p>The …

New Jersey

The uArm Robot Is The Perfect Desktop Companion

Hey there, ladies and gents! Today, I'd like to open with a question. How'd you feel about having a robot arm?<p>No, I don't mean transforming …

Robotics

A Hackathon Where 2G-Era Tech Is King

It's a hot January morning, and a cluster of engineers are hunkered down, busily testing their apps on a 2G Nigerian network. Things are not going …

DJI Phantom 2 Vision hands-on | Engadget

University of Coimbra developing minesweeping robot

A team from the Institute of Systems and Robotics at Portugal's University of Coimbra is developing a minesweeping robot to assist in the monumental …

Parrot Introduces New Drones, Sumo and MiniDrone

Parrot is known for their Bluetooth products, but they’re transitioning into the drone market and revealed two new drones at CES earlier this month. …

Google ad patent would offer e-shoppers a free taxi to stores

At Google they try to think of everything.<p>The principle behind this is that if they think of everything, there's a chance they can then own everything and make money out of everything.<p>The latest attempt is a patent for an ad service that would offer a free taxi to take you to the door of the …

Google Rumored to be Pulling its Team From the DARPA Robotics Challenge

According to a source who has participated in the Pentagon-funded DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), Google is pulling its team from the competition.<p>If the rumor is true it would be a significant move on Google’s part, bolstering the company’s claims that it has no interest in seeking funding from the …

Robotics

The Joy of Soldering: How to Get Started

Becoming a master of the melting, flexing, and gluing powers of solder can help you start building your own electronics.<p>Becoming a master of the melting, flexing, and gluing powers of solder can help you start building your own electronics.

How to Start an Online Business

The job market is tougher than ever, but starting your own business online has never been easier. Here's how to get a good idea off the ground.<p><b>Alex Andon wasn't thrilled</b> to lose his biotech job in May 2008. But unlike most of the 2.6 million others laid off that year, he knew exactly what to do …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

Firefighter Writing Google Glass App To Save Lives

Patrick Jackson is a firefighter from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, he has been writing applications for Google Glass that are designed to help save …

Antares releases Auto-Tune for Guitar Custom Installation Kits

The company behind the digital tuning wizardry in Peavey's excellent AT-200 guitar, Antares, has announced the release of the Auto-Tune for Guitar …

Antares

Is That a Drone in Your Pocket?

What’s a Pocket Drone?<p>The Pocket Drone is a new aerial drone by start-up AirDroids. It is currently available through their Kickstarter campaign only.<p>The folding tri-copter design is intended to be the camera phone of drones. It is small enough to fit in a cargo pants pocket, but strong enough to …

Ford, MIT, Stanford Assemble To Solve Autonomous Car Problems

Today Ford announced the equivalent of a superhero team-up for autonomous cars. The huge automaker will be working side-by-side with MIT and Stanford to solve two major problems that still stand in the way of autonomous auto technology.<p>Today Ford announced an engineering dream team to help the …

Another Google Privacy Flaw - Calendar Unexpectedly Leaks Private Information (Disclosed)

My wife likes to set reminders for herself in Google Calendar.<p>Recently, she added a note to her <i>personal</i> Google Calendar reading "Email [email …

Emacs, naked.

When it gets too cold, you can always put on more layers of clothing. But when it gets too hot, after a while you can’t take off any more. – RMS<p>This …

Donut math: how donut.c works

There has been a sudden resurgence of interest in my “donut” code from 2006, and I’ve had a couple requests to explain this one. It’s been five years …

Google Will Pay A Year's Salary To Hackers Who Find One Really Bad Security Flaw In Chrome OS

As long as they tell Google how they did it.<p>It announced plans for its fourth annual hacking contest called Pwnium 4, held in March at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver. "Pwn" is geek-speak for breaking into a computer and owning it. Pwnium is a play on the full name of Google Chrome: …

Google Chrome

Teaching Software Architecture: with GitHub!

<b>Arie van Deursen, Alex Nederlof, and Eric Bouwers.</b><p>When teaching software architecture it is hard to strike the right balance between practice …

Using Rust for an Undergraduate OS Course

Perhaps the most controversial decision about this course was the choice of Rust, a very new and immature programming language being developed by …

Programming

4 paths to being a kernel hacker

(this is me continuing work on my CUSEC talk about why the kernel isn’t scary)<p>I once tried asking for advice about how to get started with kernel …

A Coder, a Programmer, a Hacker, a Developer, and a Computer Scientist walk into a Venn Diagram

January 5, '14 Comments [55] Posted in Musings<p>Sponsored By<p>A friend recently said: "I want to learn how to code. How and where do I start?"<p>I want to …

Why the world needs OpenStreetMap — Emacsen's Blog

Every time I tell someone about OpenStreetMap, they inevitably ask "Why not use Google Maps?". From a practical standpoint, it's a reasonable …