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

LittleBits Electronics, an open source library of modular electronics that snap together with magnets, is already something of a darling with hardware hackers and designers. Over time, these components have become more and more sophisticated, and now the company is … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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.

 

MINI / NANO PCS
Raspberry Pi Linux Computer Brews Up New Specs: A Bubbly Report

The $35-US Model B version of the Raspberry Pi Linux computer is now shipping with an upgrade which doubles the RAM to 512 MB, and at the same price.

 

MINI / NANO PCS
Datawind $35 Aakash 2 & UbiSlate Tablets – A Cautionary Tale

It could have been a beautiful story, but for many people in India who pre-paid for Datawind Aakash tablets it has not worked out that way as of September 2012.

 

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
Raspberry Pi Turbo Mode Adds 50% More Rockin’ With Overclockin’ Under Warranty

Eben Upton, the founder of the non-profit Raspberry Pi Foundation, has turned up the sizzle under warranty, and at no additional charge.

 

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
3 Slices of Raspberry Pi: A Supercomputer, Board Revision 2.0 PCB, & Now Made in the UK

The words Lego toy blocks, supercomputers, & raspberries do not typically fit into the same sentence, unless one is thinking "outside of the box".