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Prototype to production: Building your first PCB prototype (part 1)

This week, we’re excited to kick off a three part blog series about building your first PCB prototype. PCBs (printed circuit boards) are the heart …

The best free antivirus for Mac

Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, MacOS is just as susceptible to malware as Windows 10 — it’s just that Windows 10 is a more common …

Malware

The WyzeCam gets a smarter sequel that still costs only $20

That the $20 WyzeCam worked as well as it did is still kind of a surprise. It's no wonder then that the Amazon alums who created it have been working on a sequel: the WyzeCam v2. It'll still cost $20 when it starts shipping at the end of February, but don't let yourself be fooled by its …

Gear & Gadgets

Cauldryn has made the swiss army knife of heated travel mugs

If you thought that the cutting edge of vacuum-insulated coffee mugs was to buy one in a color other than black then, boy, have we got news for you. Cauldryn Coffee is showing off its modular coffee cup that promises to revolutionize the way we carry around beverages. At its heart, is the coffee …

Introducing the GoodWatch - A Good Watch

Howdy y’all,<p>A while back, I was daydreaming of a nifty wristwatch. It would have years of battery life, with an MSP430 microcontroller and RPN …

Square's full-fledged cash register will cost $999

Square's existing point-of-sale systems were designed with smaller businesses in mind, those that would have no issues selling with the help of an iPad or a phone. But the setup might not always be ideal for bigger businesses, so Square has launched a full-fledged payment register. Square Register …

This creepy floating eyeball might be the smart home cam you want

The Moon is a levitating eyeball-shaped security cam that's the smart home device of either your dreams or your nightmares.<p>If you think smart home tech is creepy, the Moon will be a great device to prove your point. It's a floating eyeball-shaped security cam that can rotate to follow your …

6 Camping Hammocks: Kamock, Warbonnet, DD, Amok | WIRED

• Author: Chris Wright. Chris Wright Gear<br>• Date of Publication: 05.27.17. 05.27.17<br>• Time of Publication: 8:00 am. 8:00 am<p>Take a Load Off With These 6 …

Backpacking

You can now control your entire smart home with a single command

The new IFTTT Maker tier makes it possible to control your entire smart home with a single command.<p>Back in November, IFTTT rolled out one of the biggest redesigns the service has ever experienced.<p>In addition to a new site and a new look, what used to be referred to as recipes are now called …

Google Home

Open sourcing Wire server code

In July 2016 Wire co-founder and CTO announced the open sourcing of Wire client code and said:<p><i>“Open sourcing was always part of our initial plan and</i> …

Software Development

How to contact me

Ricochet isn't currently connecting reliably, so if you don't see me on there, try another method!<p><i>This page will be updated to reflect any changed,</i> …

Project Sunroof - Solar Calculator

Search for your home. Discover your solar savings potential.<p>See what’s possible with solar in your community.<p>How Project Sunroof Works<p>Your own …

Dobby is a pocket-sized drone with some serious video chops

Drones are a dime-a-dozen at CES, but Dobby is definitely carving a niche for itself.<p>What is it?<p>Dobby, by Zerotech, is a pocket-sized drone capable of 1080p video and a 300 foot range. With a 300 foot range (150 foot height), the 13 megapixel camera offers a 75 degree field of view capable of 360 …

Drones

Focalcrest announces Mixtile Hub to bridge existing ZigBee and Z-Wave smart home products into HomeKit + Siri control

The Mixtile Hub is the first smart home hub that can bridge existing smart accessories from other popular home automation protocols, like ZigBee and Z-Wave, and bring them into the HomeKit ecosystem. This means customers will be able to view various accessories in the Home app and control them with …

The Blink XT Outdoor Security Camera brings up to two years of battery life and free cloud storage

Blink XT is an outdoor IP camera that is battery-powered and loaded with attractive features for the security-minded individual. Its weatherproof design combined with an internal power source shoot it to the top of our list, bypassing those that require an outlet nearby. Just how good is the …

These smart glasses for cyclists will make you feel like a fighter jet pilot

The augmented reality space may still be in its relative infancy, but AR smartphone apps like <i>Pokémon Go</i> and Snapchat are quickly taking the …

Augmented Reality

Bragi’s The Headphone proves fully wireless earbuds can be great

Bragi’s first product, the Dash, was incredibly ambitious, combining totally wireless earbuds with fitness tracking and more. The Headphone, its next product, scales back the ambition but nails the core features of providing a set of wireless earbuds you’ll actually want to use all the …

Dobot is crowdfunding a robot that laser-engraves, 3D prints and much more

Robotic arms seem like they belong in Sci-Fi movies, car factories and the dreams of DIY nerds. Dobot wants to change that, with a shiny new Kickstarter campaign bringing entry-level robotics to the desktop. The robot is extendable and can be equipped to deal with any number of tasks, including …

Your iPhone's has a hidden signal strength meter

Forget about measuring your cell signal strength using just dots or bars - this simple hack allows you to see the actual signal strength your iPhone …

Android News

The new 64-bit Orange Pi is a quad-core computer for $20

Need a teeny tiny computer that can run Android or Linux? Only have $20? Well you’re in luck. When we first met the Orange Pi (get it?) the company was selling a nice Raspberry Pi clone for $15. Now they’re selling a souped up version with all the trimmings.<p>The board includes an Ethernet port and …

Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker

At eighty-two, the troubadour has another album coming. Like him, it is obsessed with mortality, God-infused, and funny.<p>When Leonard Cohen was twenty-five, he was living in London, sitting in cold rooms writing sad poems. He got by on a three-thousand-dollar grant from the Canada Council for the …

Review: Mass Fidelity Core

Back in hi-fi's golden era—also known as the 1970s, when your parents roamed the Earth alongside dinosaurs, and the Cubs' World Series drought wasn't …

Audiophile

Blue's Raspberry mic is small, but delivers stellar audio quality

It's no secret that Blue's line of USB microphones are a go-to choice for podcasters and anyone else who wants a simple, easy-to-use recording device. The company's Snowball and Yeti mics may be the most popular, but its last few products have focused more on technology that helps you streamline …

Music Production

Blink wireless security cameras run for two years on a pair of AA batteries

Hands-on with the anywhere (but outside) camera<p>Over the last year or so we’ve seen an uptick in availability of small and relatively cheap wireless security cameras. I mean truly wireless, using Wi-Fi to transmit data and batteries to provide power. That magical combination of features allows this …

This Tiny Gadget Turns Any Old Speakers Into a Stereo System

A few years ago, Paul Cocksedge began noticing something odd on his walks through his East London neighborhood. “I kept seeing these old speakers on …

East London

a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions

Date |<p>Data |<p>Scale |<p>Source |<p>Control | Now « – ‹ – › – » ⊕Grid▷HD<p>Mode | Air – Ocean – Chem – Particulates – Space<p>Height | Sfc – 1000 – 850 – 700 – 500 …

Netatmo’s Smart Thermostat and new Smart Radiator Valves bring HomeKit heating and cooling to Europe

Netatmo, maker of the hyperlocal Weather Station, announced today that its Smart Thermostat and new Smart Radiator Valves officially support Apple’s HomeKit feature. The company highlights providing “the only complete heating solution in Europe that’s compatible with Apple HomeKit.”<p>Netatmo’s Smart …

The Onion Omega2 lets you add Linux to your hardware projects

Need a tiny, $5 computer to build a robot that will bring you your slippers, initiate a massage chair session, and pour out your daily dose of bourbon? <br>The Onion Omega2 can do all that and more.<p>This tiny board is Arduino -compatible but also runs Linux natively. This means you can plug it in and …

Teenager designs world's fastest consumer drone

There's a new consumer drone in town and it's got a real need for speed.<p>With an average top speed of around 70 miles per hour (the drone can …

Drones

9 Equations True Geeks Should (at Least Pretend to) Know | WIRED

Even for those of us who finished high school algebra on a wing and a prayer, there's something compelling about equations. The world's complexities …