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Browse Anonymously with a DIY Raspberry Pi VPN/TOR Router

Surf the Internet securely with your very own portable WiFi VPN/TOR router. You can configure a Raspberry Pi with Linux and some extra software to connect to a VPN server of your choice. The VPN connection encrypts your internet traffic so that hackers and spies can’t figure out what web sites you …

Roccat Just Introduced The Most Useful PC Gaming Peripheral Ever Created

I love PC gaming, but loathe the prospect of playing my favorite games on a desk. I prefer to crash into a comfortable chair, relax, and sink into the game. Steam’s in-home streaming and an influx of compact gaming PCs have made this approach easier, but some PC games can’t — and shouldn’t — be …

littleBits: Easy Electronics For Rocket Engineers To-Be

<i>Don't tell me how to live.</i><p>File Under: Real Reasons to Have Kids. If you're not already familiar, littleBits is a source for super simple …

Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Boeing's extra-secure smartphone finally reaches the FCC (updated)

Boeing said way back in 2012 that it was working on a high-security Android smartphone. Almost two years later, it appears that the company is finally close to a launch -- the hardware, identified as Black, has just passed through the FCC. It's built for AT&T's LTE and HSPA networks, and will be …

Watch an ultrasonic array move objects in 3D space (video)

Ultrasonic levitation has been possible for awhile, but it's not very practical when objects must typically hover along a single axis. University of Tokyo researchers Yoichi Ochiai, Takayuki Hoshi and Jun Rekimoto have cleared this hurdle with an ultrasonic array that can push items around in 3D …

Middle Earth comes to life in epic Chrome experiment

We're go out on a limb here and say that the Venn diagram of Engadget fans and Tolkien fans looks something like this. So, we figure you'll probably want to hear about a brand new Chrome experiment that brings various parts of Middle Earth to life, including the Trollshaw and Dol Guldur. It starts …

Google Drive for Android now lets you find and replace text

Mobile writers just got a little more control over their masterpieces. An upgrade to Google Drive for Android now lets users find and replace text; they can also insert tables and named styles. A few file management tweaks are in store as well, such as a new two-column view on tablets and an option …

So long, breadboard: Draw circuits instantly with the Circuit Scribe pen

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Circuit Scribe<p>The process of learning about electronic circuits today is pretty low-tech. You are sitting in a high …

Coin, kicking credit cards to the curb, answers a few questions - http://tcrn.ch/18QTOfB

Robox is a Robot in a box that's 'not just a 3D printer'

Toward the end of the C Enterprise's Kickstarter pitch, one employee explains the genesis of the product's name, "it's a robot in a box." And thus the name Robox was born. The product's probably more accurately described as a 3D printer trapped in what appears to be a toaster oven -- though there …

Robox: Budget 3D printer aims to simplify three dimensional printing - Pocket-lint

British tool manufacturing company CEL is on a mission, and has been since 2012, to create a simple, affordable and reliable 3D printer called Robox. …

3D Printing

Report: Snapchat rejected $3bn bid from Facebook

<b>Image messaging firm Snapchat, founded by Evan Spiegel, 23, rebuffed a $3bn (£1.9bn) acquisition offer from Facebook, according to the Wall Street Journal.</b><p>If Snapchat had accepted, it would have been Facebook's biggest purchase.<p>Citing sources close to the matter, the Journal reported Snapchat was …

The Three Biggest Aviation Advances From This Year

How RFID tags, carbon-fiber airframes, and battery sensors will change the course of flight.<p>RFID Tags<p>A regular addition to cellphones and bank cards, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are creeping into airplane cabins. With tags in life vests, seats, medical kits, and other frequently …

Gimball Flying Spherical Robot is Built to Handle Numerous Collisions

The Gimball from the EPFL is a flying spherical robot that is built to handle numerous collisions. The developers call it a "crash-happy flying …