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Category: Computing

The Everything Machine Graphical Programming App for Kids: Visual Basic

The Everything Machine Graphical Programming App for Kids: Visual Basic
We’ve seen a couple of electronics kits with graphical programming interfaces for beginners. There’s also a similar environment for Arduino. The Everything Machine is a graphical programming sandbox for hardware that many people already have: a mobile device.

Review: Microsoft Surface 3

Review: Microsoft Surface 3
Last year, I had the opportunity to go hands-on with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and thought it was an excellent system – offering performance, great battery life, an amazing screen and both tablet and laptop capabilities in a single system.
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How Old School Video Game Graphics Worked

How Old School Video Game Graphics Worked
Check out part one of this new instructional video series, in which The iBookGuy explains how computer and video game graphics worked back in the 1980s. If you love old games and old computers, you’ll enjoy this video.

Review: NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Wireless Router

Review: NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Wireless Router
As a tech guy, I’ve been through a number of different wireless routers over the years. Between ever-improving speed and range, as well as the occasional hardware failure, my closet is a veritable graveyard of routers gone by.

Touchjet Wave Turns HDTVs into Touchscreens: Semi-smart TV

Touchjet Wave Turns HDTVs into Touchscreens: Semi-smart TV
Last June we checked out Touchjet’s Pond, an Android projector that turned walls into touchscreens. It’s a good device for its price, but it wasn’t without sacrifices, particularly the quality of its display. Touchjet’s new Wave eliminates that problem, because it’s counting on your display.

Glitch Socks Concept: Wearrors

Glitch Socks Concept: Wearrors
The musician, maker and many more known as Doctor Popular teamed up with Betabrand to produce a line of socks based on computer errors. Glitch Socks for the socks play on graphical manifestations of glitches, Pac-Man‘s corrupted final level and the classic Windows BSOD (Blue Sock of Death?)

Micro LEGO Computer Has Stackable Modules: NUCs and Bricks

Micro LEGO Computer Has Stackable Modules: NUCs and Bricks
Back in March, Mike Schropp unveiled his Mini LEGO Computer. It went viral and is now a commercial success, but many people asked him for a smaller and more affordable LEGO PC. So Mike came up with the Micro LEGO Computer, a modified Intel NUC PC.

Gnarbox Portable Video Editing Computer Turns the iPhone into a Dumb Terminal

Gnarbox Portable Video Editing Computer Turns the iPhone into a Dumb Terminal
The past couple of years we’ve seen PCs the size of flash drives. The Gnarbox is a specialized portable PC. Designed to let you view, store, edit and share videos and images on the go, this tiny computer uses the iPhone as its screen and interface.

Microduino mCookie LEGO-compatible Modular Computer

Microduino mCookie LEGO-compatible Modular Computer
The past couple of years we’ve seen single board computers separated into modules to make them more accessible to newbie makers, especially children. Microduino knows there’s no better way to get kids interested than with LEGOs, so it came up with the mCookie.

Cydia Impactor Unjailbreaks iOS Devices: Rewalled Garden

Cydia Impactor Unjailbreaks iOS Devices: Rewalled Garden
Normally, a jailbroken iOS device can be reverted back to the stock iOS setup by restoring it on iTunes. But restoring means your device will receive the latest version of iOS, which might not be compatible with jailbreak tools.

Banana-shaped, Closed Source Arduino: WTFDuino

Banana-shaped, Closed Source Arduino: WTFDuino
Programmer and electronic engineer Calum Knott fancies himself to be a reverse Steve Jobs. While Jobs championed simplicity and ease of use, Calum thinks microcontrollers are too sensible. So he undesigned the Arduino into the WTFDuino.

Microsoft SemanticPaint Creates Labeled 3D Models of Real Objects Splatoon-style

Microsoft SemanticPaint Creates Labeled 3D Models of Real Objects Splatoon-style
Microsoft Research’s Shahram Izadi and Philip Torr of the University of Oxford have come up with an intuitive way of teaching computers the names of objects while simultaneously creating 3D models of said objects. Their SemanticPaint system learns the names of objects by simple voice commands and can then automatically identify similar objects.

Touchjet Pond Projector Turns Any Surface into a Touchscreen: Tablet Overdose

Touchjet Pond Projector Turns Any Surface into a Touchscreen: Tablet Overdose
Earlier this year we checked out the Nabi Big Tabs, which are high end kid-friendly Android monitors that can have up to a 65″ 4K display. If you’re looking for a more affordable, portable or versatile alternative, Touchjet’s Pond pico projector seems like a good bet.

Standing Desk + Backrest = LeanChair

Standing Desk + Backrest = LeanChair
Three years ago, we checked out the Locus, an expensive standing desk with a stool. Wayne Yeager’s LeanChair is another alternative to standing desks. Instead of letting you rest on your butt, it has a backrest and a footrest, allowing you to lean back while standing.

In Win H-Tower PC Case Opens Up at the Press of a Button: Bloombot

In Win H-Tower PC Case Opens Up at the Press of a Button: Bloombot
PC towers usually have easily removable side panels for fiddling with the components inside. Gaming PC towers also tend to be garish and outlandish. In Win’s upcoming H-Tower sits in the middle of the spectrum with a functional gimmick.

Modulo Modular Programmable Electronics: Slidestorms

Modulo Modular Programmable Electronics: Slidestorms
We’ve seen programmable electronics that use magnets or Bluetooth instead of wires and solder to connect its parts. But those kits are mainly meant for beginners, and are not as powerful or versatile as more advanced computers such as the Raspberry Pi or Arduino boards.
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