Category Archives: Gadgets

Tiny microscope lets you see the smallest-ever inkjet prints

No, that's not an up-close look at a monitor. That's the world's tiniest color inkjet image made large, and you may not need it blown up to see it in the future — if you're willing to lay down some cash. In a hybrid of scientific discovery and pub…

Ben Heck’s DIY Novena laptop

Felix and Ben meet up with Bunnie and Sean, the creators of the open source computing platform, Novena! With the Novena laptop kit, Ben and Felix begin setting up and building an open source laptop with Linux, FPGA and any other hacks and hardware th…

Recommended Reading: The story of ‘The Father of Video Games’

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.How a WWII Refugee Became the…

ICYMI: Smartphone picture printer, AR app for all and more

Today on In Case You Missed It: A case designed to print the pictures that normally just stay on your smartphone is out, just in time for Christmas. Researchers at MIT are doing their best to connect all the smart appliances and gadgets within your h…

Kickstarter hires a journo to investigate a failed campaign

When you hear the word "Kickstarter," you probably think of campaigns asking for your money. This time, though, the crowdfunding website is using its own money to fund a project: one that aims to discover why Zano mini-drone, the most-funded campaign…

Bipartisan education bill makes computer science a priority

Yesterday, the president signed a new education bill designed to replace the 13-year old No Child Left Behind act, reducing federal controls on state education systems — but it does something else, too. The Ever Student Succeeds act places computer…

Pee-powered socks generate emergency electricity

A team of researchers from University of the West of England in Bristol, UK want you to pee in your socks. You know, in case of an emergency. They've developed a novel power system that leverages your own liquid waste to generate electricity in an em…

Google is testing Android split-screen multitasking

Google's Pixel C convertible was a stark reminder that Android still doesn't have the productivity chops of other platforms like Chrome OS and Windows, despite packing in a decent keyboard and solid hardware. But in a Reddit conversation yesterday, a…

Airlines ban hoverboards due to fire risk and safety concerns

Even if those self-balancing scooters called "hoverboards" become street legal in London, you might have a tough time taking one across the pond. A number of airlines has decided to ban them from flights after several reports came out that these devi…

Tokyo’s solution to rogue drones? Drones with nets

Law enforcement agencies the world over are worried about the power of drones, and how nefarious types could use them for evil. Tokyo has decided that there's only one thing to be done about the problem, which is to form an anti-drone squad that'll a…