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Microduino: An Arduino clone nearly as small as a quarter, for $20

Arduino Uno capabilities divided into two small boards for extreme portability.<p>A typical Arduino microcontroller board is pretty small, about the …

JVC's upgraded GC-XA2 ADIXXION action camera is really, really hard to put down

Look, we all know someone suffering from an insatiable appetite for [insert vice here]. But if you've ever met someone who picked up the OG ADIXXION, you probably understand just how fixated on a single product one can become. Keeping the fix going is JVC, who has introduced the latest -- and …

Raspberry Pi bot tracks hacker posts to vacuum up passwords and more

Dumpmon scours Twitter for sensitive data hiding in plain sight.<p>Password and credit-card details leak online every day. So no one really knows just …

Ontario Makers “Occupy” Kitchener City Hall

The first annual Waterloo Mini Maker Faire was a huge success! Several thousand people came through Kitchener City Hall this past Saturday and saw ~40 makers, many with hands-on activities and lots of awesomeness. It got some good news coverage<p>I took 93 photos, but here’s some of the most …

How-To: 3D Print a Model of your Brain

Reddit user intirb recently posted a detailed tutorial on how to 3D print a model of your own brain using an MRI scan. If you haven’t had your head checked lately (I should hope you haven’t had to), intirb suggests inquiring in local university neuroscience departments to see if you can participate …

Arduino Yun weds Arduino, WiFi and Linux at Maker Faire 2013

The Arduino Robot wasn't the only interesting product the Italian company launched at Maker Faire this past weekend. Arduino Yún combines a Leonardo board (featuring Atmel's ATmega32u4) with a MIPS-based WiFi SoC (Atheros AR9331) running Limino (an OpenWRT / Linux derivative). It includes …

Sennheiser's HDVD 800 digital headphone amp now available in the US for $2,000

Analog may be king for audiophiles, but digital is the future, friends, and Sennheiser knows it. That's why it built the HDVD 800 digital headphone amplifier to improve the sound of your digital tunes, and now stateside listeners can finally get their mitts on the thing. That's right, folks, a year …

Eli Bendersky

Artist collects DNA from discarded hair and nails, 3D-prints owner's face

An artist is collecting stray DNA from the streets of New York City, and using it to conjure up 3D-printed versions of its original "donor".<p>It is …

US government seizes 3D-printed gun files, but still shared elsewhere

It didn't take long for the US government to get the designs for a 3D-printed gun taken down from its creator's site. "Defcad files are being removed …

Why Intel’s “How Strong is Your Password?” site can’t be trusted

Lack of HTTPS + questionable metrics = don't rely on it.<p>A new website published by chipmaker Intel asks readers "How Strong is Your Password?" and …

3D-printed firearm plans downloaded 100,000 times, State Department steps in

That didn't take long -- just days after its first test fire, the Liberator, a 3D-printed pistol designed by Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson, has caught the attention of the federal government. It's hardly a surprise: the arm's blueprints were downloaded more than 100,000 times since going …

The Liberator, the first completely 3D-printed gun, gets test-fired (video)

The (almost) all-plastic 3D-printed Liberator pistol was announced by Defense Distributed late last week, but with the gun's blueprints and construction details now live on the company's own DefCAD design site, it's also released a video taken during its testing. In front of a <i>Forbes</i> onlooker, the …

Los Alamos National Lab has had quantum-encrypted internet for over two years

Nothing locks down data better than a laser-based quantum-encrypted network, where the mere act of looking at your data causes it to irrevocably change. Although such systems already exist, they're limited to point-to-point data transfers since a router would kill the message it's trying to pass …

Google Drive desktop app adds in-app file sharing, catches up to 2010's Dropbox

Sure, you could see and manage your Google Drive files from within the comfort of your PC / Mac file management system, but you couldn't publicly share them with friends -- <i>until now</i>. Google Drive files are now sharable via right click directly on your desktop, meaning the Drive desktop app now has …

SpiderOak unveils Hive, a streamlined file service with '100-percent' privacy

A new cloud-based file system from SpiderOak looks to challenge the likes of Dropbox with a bigger emphasis on privacy. Those familiar with SpiderOak know that the company has been offering a "100-percent private" file environment for some time; the company can't view any information about the …

RunKeeper for Android and iOS now talks to Pebble smartwatches

Although more than a few runners track their progress through apps like RunKeeper, it's doubtful that many of them like reaching for their smartphones just to check their pace. Thanks to an updated RunKeeper app, they'll only have to look at the Pebble smartwatch on their wrist. Both Android and …