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Category: Computing

Ben Heck’s Lunch Box Dev Board Testing Kit Holds Pis and Bones

Ben Heck’s Lunch Box Dev Board Testing Kit Holds Pis and Bones
Master modder Ben Heck wanted to have a portable and compact dumb terminal to test single board computers, development boards and whatever else you may call them. It sounds like a simple contraption – it’s basically a keyboard and a screen with an HDMI input – but since Ben decided to reuse old devices and materials it ended up being a somewhat complicated project.

Hack Replicates 3D Printed Object Based on 3D Printer’s Sound: Solid Echo

Hack Replicates 3D Printed Object Based on 3D Printer’s Sound: Solid Echo
It’s a tired joke, but there’s a real risk that mass adoption of 3D printing and 3D modeling will equate digital piracy with physical theft. Now it turns out you don’t have to swipe a 3D file to copy a printed object. 
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vMocion 3v Tricks Your Brain into Experiencing Motion: Shockulus Rift

vMocion 3v Tricks Your Brain into Experiencing Motion: Shockulus Rift
With the arrival of the Oculus Rift and other virtual reality headsets, we’re going to get more and more experiences that fool us visually and aurally. But motion remains unconquered. A company called vMocion claims it got its hands on the technology that will bring the rest of our body to virtual reality.

Keyboard + DVD Covers = Foot Pedals

Keyboard + DVD Covers = Foot Pedals
USB pedals or foot switches are not expensive, but nothing beats free. Redditor shrodingers_Cat took out all but four of the keys on his spare keyboard and then taped DVD covers over each of the remaining keys.

Dell XPS 12: Packing Productivity and Portability

Dell XPS 12: Packing Productivity and Portability
Over the years, I’ve worked with all different sizes of laptops, from tiny 10″ netbooks to hulking 17″ luggable workstations. Each of these served its purpose, but the fact is that unless you’re doing heavy duty content creation, 15″ and larger laptops are too bulky for most users to carry around, so a 12″ or 13″ model is ideal for everyday productivity.

Batmobile PC Case: Carputer

Batmobile PC Case: Carputer
Look at this beautiful Batmobile model. You may not believe it, but there is no room for Batman to sit in the driver’s seat, because there is a PC hiding inside of it. As a model of the new Batmobile it looks great, but it is so much more than it appears.

BigScreen Virtual Reality App Lets You Hang out and Share Your PC with Other People

BigScreen Virtual Reality App Lets You Hang out and Share Your PC with Other People
We’ve seen examples of virtual reality being used to project two-dimensional displays for a single user’s work or pleasure. A new company called BigScreen has come up with an application that enhances the social elements of virtual 2D displays by letting participants see each other’s computer screen.

Review: 2016 Dell XPS 12 – A 2-in-1 Wonder

Review: 2016 Dell XPS 12 – A 2-in-1 Wonder
I’ve been a regular user of the 2015 and 2016 model Dell XPS laptops – the XPS 13 and XPS 15, and have been very impressed with the overall performance, usability and build quality of these portable workhorses.

Raspberry Pi Zero Motor Controller: ZeroBorg

Raspberry Pi Zero Motor Controller: ZeroBorg
PiBorg specializes in motor controllers and sensors for the Raspberry Pi, as well as robot kits based on the affordable computer. The company’s latest controller is for the tiny Raspberry Pi Zero, one that’s equally compact yet will let you manage up to 12 motors.

Run Obscure Apple II Software from Your Browser: The 4am Collection

Run Obscure Apple II Software from Your Browser: The 4am Collection
The Apple II dominated the PC scene for over a decade, which meant a ton of applications were made for the series and its clones. For instance, its roster of top tier games could go toe-to-toe with that of dedicated gaming systems.

ColorWare Retro 5K iMac, Magic Mouse & Magic Keyboard: Apple ][expensive

ColorWare Retro 5K iMac, Magic Mouse & Magic Keyboard: Apple ][expensive
ColorWare’s patrons are clearly willing to pay a premium to own unique gadgets. Its Apple IIe-inspired Retro MacBook Air and iPhone 6s/6s Plus were such a hit that the company has given the same treatment to the 27″ Retina 5K iMac, along with the bundled mouse and keyboard.

DIY Amazon Echo: Raspberry Pi Pi Pi Pi Pi…

DIY Amazon Echo: Raspberry Pi Pi Pi Pi Pi…
Amazon has just released two variants of the Echo, a personal assistant and Bluetooth speaker. Both these variants – the Tap and the Echo Dot – are significantly cheaper than the $180 (USD) Echo. But makers can save even more money by tapping into Amazon’s Alexa voice service using a single board computer.

Signature Plastics 1976 SA Keycap Set: Jive QWERTY

Signature Plastics 1976 SA Keycap Set: Jive QWERTY
In 1976, the Cray 1 supercomputer came out, the Concorde made its maiden flight, the VHS player was first released, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple, NASA unveiled its first space shuttle, and many other Wikipedia-worthy things occurred.

Raspberry Pi 3 Has Better SoC, Built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth: New Slice, Same Price

Raspberry Pi 3 Has Better SoC, Built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth: New Slice, Same Price
Single board computers are getting more and more powerful, as exemplified by last year’s Pine A64. The Raspberry Pi Foundation keeps up with the times with the third version of its extremely popular computer. The Raspberry Pi 3 has significant improvements over the Raspberry Pi 2 but with the same price tag.

’90s PC Case Mod Hides Powerful Gaming Computer Inside: Beige Beast

’90s PC Case Mod Hides Powerful Gaming Computer Inside: Beige Beast
Most PC case mods are designed to make the computer more eye-catching, but Dr.Moddnstine’s custom built PC has young blood wrapped in old bones, specifically the case of a discarded 1995 IBM Aptiva. It looks ancient from the outside, but open it up and it reveals a gaming-grade PC: Dr.Moddnstine

Microsoft HoloLens Developer Edition: Worlds Collide

Microsoft HoloLens Developer Edition: Worlds Collide
Microsoft is now taking applications from software developers for the HoloLens Developer Edition, the beta version of its augmented reality computer. Yes, computer. The HoloLens doesn’t need to be connected to a PC to work because it is itself a Windows 10 computer.
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