GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
Hack Your Older Appliances with LittleBits Smart Home Kit

LittleBits has become well known in the community of modular electronics. The company continues to “democratize hardware” by introducing new ways of connecting and linking items to the internet, like the CloudBit device announced last July. LittleBit’s latest idea is … Continue reading

INVENTIONS & INNOVATIONS
Google wants Detecting Cancer to be as Easy as Popping a Pill

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
Kano Makes Coding “Lego Simple, Raspberry Pi Powerful”

INTEL
Microsoft Partners with Intel for DIY Mini PC, Sharks Cove

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
CloudBits- Connect Your LittleBits Creation to the Internet

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
SXSW’s 2014 Interactive Festival Kicks Off This Week: Here Are Some Things You Shouldn’t Miss

In 2010, SXSW’s Interactive Festival surpassed the Music portion for the first time in attendees.  Considering the droves of humans that flood the incomparable music hub of Austin, Texas for the Music portion of the festival, this was no easy … Continue reading

 

CES - CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Dell Turns Up the Heat with Their Alienware Steam Machine

If last year’s Consumer Electronics Show was any indication of things to come, then the future of living room gaming just may lie in the hot hands of the Steam Machine. After years of speculation and hints of a 2014 … Continue reading

 

INVENTIONS & INNOVATIONS
Google’s Contact Lenses For Diabetics Could Alleviate A Very Painful Daily Routine

Last Thursday, the folks at Google announced plans to design contact lenses for a very particular crowd, diabetics. A not-so secretive division of Google, called Google-X, has been testing the notion of “smart contact lens” and the type of help … Continue reading

 

INTEL
Intel Edison: The Tiny Quark Computer the Size of an SD Card

Intel just made their most important innovation announcement in years. Edison. This Edison isn’t a person, but it sure is a genius. It’s essentially a tiny computer crammed into the size and shape of an SD card. This means something … Continue reading

 

CONVERGENCE & CONVERTIBLE HYBRID PCS
MIT Researcher John Romanishin’s Self-Assembling Robots With a Surprisingly Simply Scheme

These little robots are not only simplistic in their appearance but in operation. Built to be in cube form, with magnetic sides and corners, they are hollow and have no external moving parts. That does not stop them from their most admirable traits; climbing over and around one another, rolling around on the ground, leaping into thin air and even moving while suspended upside down. The one thing contained inside the cube is the flywheel, which can spin at speeds of 20,000 revolutions per minute!

 

MINI / NANO PCS
Utilite- The $99 ARM-based Ubuntu PC

As mini as it may be, Utilite doesn't limit its ports or connectivity. As seen in the photo, we've got WiFi b/g/n, Blueooth 3.0, 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports, HDMI and DVI for video output, 4 USB 2.0's and 1 micro, as well as a micro SD slot and audio jacks.

 

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
Project Pi in the Sky, Raspberry Pi Gets a Bird’s Eye View of Space

Over the weekend a man named Dave Akerman, self described as an armchair astronaut, sent a Raspberry Pi and one of the newly released 5 MegaPixel Pi cameras up, up, up and away, as part of his “Eye in the … Continue reading

 

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
TitanArm Exoskeleton Will Do the Heavy Lifting For You

The TitanArm is an untethered, upper body exoskeleton designed and engineered by a group of students from the University of Pennsylvania. It recently has received a lot of attention after winning the silver medal in a Penn Engineering competition. Other exoskeleton systems exist, but are often bulky, expensive, and tethered to a power source.

 

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
Mobile Raspberry Pi Computer: Build your own portable Pi-to-Go

The Raspberry Pi Computer is a credit card sized mini PC circuit board that cost only $35. Now you can take it anywhere with the new Mobile Raspberry Pi-to-Go; a real mobile computer that gets up to 10 hours of battery life.

 

MINI / NANO PCS
Stealth WPC-525F – A PC So Tough It Should Have Been Born in TEXAS

As tough as they are, Texans actually tend to be quite compassionate toward those not born in Texas; just don't let it happen again.