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Category: Computing

Windows Hack Lets You Play Video and Audio in Microsoft Excel: Slacksheet

Windows Hack Lets You Play Video and Audio in Microsoft Excel: Slacksheet
Many companies restrict access to certain apps and other software features to prevent people from goofing off. Redditor AyrA’s employer went further than that – his work computer has an application that monitors running processes. But…

Electronic Typewriter with E Ink Screen: Hemingwrite

Electronic Typewriter with E Ink Screen: Hemingwrite
Unlike most artforms or professions, writing needs the most basic of tools. Even if you’d rather work with a word processor instead of pen and paper, you can just get a cheap laptop and be all…
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PhotoMath App Solves Math Equations at a Glance: Tutor or Cheater?

PhotoMath App Solves Math Equations at a Glance: Tutor or Cheater?
Most mobile devices already have a built-in calculator, and you can also get advanced calculator apps. But microBLINK’s PhotoMath app uses optical image recognition on printed equations, so that you can get the solution without even…

Teaching Virtual Characters to Move Realistically: QWOP Harder

Teaching Virtual Characters to Move Realistically: QWOP Harder
You may be familiar with the term ragdoll physics, which is a type of animation sometimes used in video games to create dynamic – albeit unrealistic– animations for characters. Ragdoll physics is a form of physics-based…

Flash Drive-sized Computer Runs Windows 8.1: PC on a Stick

Flash Drive-sized Computer Runs Windows 8.1: PC on a Stick
Nowadays you can get cheap dongles that turn most HDTVs or any monitor with an HDMI port into a dumb terminal for an Android device. But recently Meego unveiled the T01, a dongle that can run…

Backlit Keyboard with Editing Shortcuts: Lights, Edit, Action

Backlit Keyboard with Editing Shortcuts: Lights, Edit, Action
EditorsKeys specializes in computer keyboards that have command shortcut guides for video or audio editing software printed on the keys. Since many of its clients work in dimly lit rooms, the company is developing backlit versions…

FlexSense Thin & Transparent Sensor: It Will Bend

FlexSense Thin & Transparent Sensor: It Will Bend
Apple is catching a lot of flak lately for its bending smartphone. This device developed by Microsoft Research and the University of Applied Sciences in Austria on the other hand is meant to bend. It’s called…

5 Reasons Why It’s Time to Dump Your PC

5 Reasons Why It’s Time to Dump Your PC
The following is a guest post by our good friends at Chip Chick. Be sure to stop by their site for in-depth coverage on gadgets, technology and geek culture. The good news is, it’s a great…

Google Glass & Android App Turn Speech to Text: Life Subtitled

Google Glass & Android App Turn Speech to Text: Life Subtitled
Earlier this year we saw a project where Google Glass was used to project an interpreter for deaf students. A team of researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have come up with a more immediate solution…

Authothysis Self-Destructing Solid State Drives Have Separation Anxiety

Authothysis Self-Destructing Solid State Drives Have Separation Anxiety
Last year we checked out Caleb Kraft’s self-destructing hard drive and laptop. If you’re looking for a professional (and non-flammable) equivalent, check out SecureDrives’ Authothysis series. These 128GB solid state drives can self-destruct based on a…

G-Pack Gaming PC Hides Behind HDTVs

G-Pack Gaming PC Hides Behind HDTVs
Many pre-assembled desktop machines are painted in bright colors and have even brighter lights coming out of them, clearly demanding to be displayed. But if you’d rather have a discreet PC and you’re okay with connecting…

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review: One Machine to Rule Them All

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review: One Machine to Rule Them All
As somebody who has to produce content on the road all of the time, I’ve got a whole lot of devices in my backpack – an ultrabook laptop, an iPad, lots of cables and chargers, and…

Hack Allows Android Apps to Run on Google Chrome: Play Store Unchained

Hack Allows Android Apps to Run on Google Chrome: Play Store Unchained
To bolster the software library of Chrome OS, Google made App Runtime for Chrome (ARC), which allows Android apps to run on the lightweight operating system. Software developer Vlad Filippov aka Vladikoff went beyond what Google…

THAW Lets Smartphones Interact with Computers Through Their Displays: Actual Drag and Drop

THAW Lets Smartphones Interact with Computers Through Their Displays: Actual Drag and Drop
Last year MIT’s Tangible Media Group went viral because of its real time shape-copying machine. But one of its latest efforts blows that machine out of the water. Called THAW, it’s a software system that allows…

3D Printed Raspberry Pi Laptop: Pi-Top

3D Printed Raspberry Pi Laptop: Pi-Top
Earlier this year we saw Bunnie and Xobs’ Novena, the (mostly) open source laptop. Here’s another hacker- and maker-oriented laptop, the Pi-Top. Launching on Kickstarter soon, Pi-Top will be based on the Raspberry Pi. Pi-Top is…

LEGO-Compatible Raspberry Pi Case: SmartiPi

LEGO-Compatible Raspberry Pi Case: SmartiPi
There are already lots of Raspberry Pi cases – we’ve even featured a few 3D printed decorative cases – but if you’re looking for something that’s affordable, durable and customizable check out Tom Murray’s SmartiPi. It…
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