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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.
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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.

Processing Power Then and Now: Moore’s Infographic

Processing Power Then and Now: Moore’s Infographic
Did you know that the Apple Watch is probably more powerful than the iPhone 4? Or that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is five times more powerful than the PlayStation 2? Those are just two of the comparisons that technology education website Experts Exchange made in its new infographic about the processing power of some of the most popular devices.

Brease Lets You Use External USB Drives as Cloud Storage: Cumolomodular

Brease Lets You Use External USB Drives as Cloud Storage: Cumolomodular
We’ve long been able to backup our files on external storage devices. And more recently we’ve had access to affordable cloud services that make our data omnipresent. But what if you could get the benefits of local and online storage in one system?

Makey Makey Go: Turn Objects into Keyboards Anywhere, Anytime

Makey Makey Go: Turn Objects into Keyboards Anywhere, Anytime
Jay Silver is back on Kickstarter with an even smaller version of his simple but versatile USB keypad, the MaKey MaKey. Aside from its smaller form the Makey Makey Go also has a keyring and a magnet. 

C.H.I.P. Computer Costs Only $9: Talk is Cheap, Making’s Even Cheaper

C.H.I.P. Computer Costs Only $9: Talk is Cheap, Making’s Even Cheaper
Like mobile devices, single-board computers or SBCs are getting smaller and more affordable at a rapid pace. One of the latest in the long line of SBCs is the C.H.I.P., a tiny computer with an even tinier price: $9 (USD).

Onion Omega Single Board Computer Will Have Vets and Newbies Crying Tears of Joy

Onion Omega Single Board Computer Will Have Vets and Newbies Crying Tears of Joy
Between the Arduino, Raspberry Pi and other development boards, it seems like makers already have more than enough small computers to choose from. But Onion Corporation believes its upcoming Omega will be welcomed with open arms because it will be familiar to both experienced programmers and people who have no knowledge of programming.
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