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People Sang Like Robots in the 1940s

People Sang Like Robots in the 1940s
The Vocoder was wildly popular in the disco era, and was given a new lease on life by Daft Punk and other electronic bands. But it turns out that there was a similar device that was used all the way back in the 1940s, called the Sonovox.

Commercial Turns Real World Stuff into Game of Tetris

Commercial Turns Real World Stuff into Game of Tetris
I’ve always enjoyed playing Tetris. It’s just one of those games that keeps your mind occupied 100%, and is a great way to kill time sitting on a train or airplane. There have been countless games over the years which expand on the block-stacking game dynamic.
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2020 GMC Sierra HD Trucks Make Trailers Transparent

2020 GMC Sierra HD Trucks Make Trailers Transparent
Over the years, the camera technology in vehicles has dramatically improved. We started out with rudimentary low-resolution backup cameras, and now we have crystal clear images with multiple views, guidelines, and radar sensors to detect obstacles.

Sony Aibo Robot Dog Review: K-9 Eat Your Heart Out

Sony Aibo Robot Dog Review: K-9 Eat Your Heart Out
The first time I came across the concept of a robot dog was Doctor Who’s pet dog K-9, and then Rags, the talking dog in Woody Allen’s Sleeper. While both of these science fiction dogs were charming in their own ways, they’ve got nothing on the latest version of Sony’s Aibo robot companion, a true wonder of 21st-century engineering.

Vizio 2019 M7-Series Quantum 65″ Display Review: Vibrant Visuals and Vizio Value

Vizio 2019 M7-Series Quantum 65″ Display Review: Vibrant Visuals and Vizio Value
FTC Disclaimer: Technabob was provided with the hardware tested in this review by VIZIO at no cost. Our reviews are the unbiased opinions of our authors, and in no way represent the views of the manufacturer represented here.

Origin Big O 2019 Computer Packs a Gaming PC, Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and Nintendo Switch

Origin Big O 2019 Computer Packs a Gaming PC, Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and Nintendo Switch
We’ve seen some pretty amazing computer builds over the years, but this just might be the most impressive yet. The guys at Origin have created a custom gaming rig that not only is a high-end gaming PC, but has an Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro, and Nintendo Switch built right in.

Fenix PD36R Flashlight Review: A Pocket Powerhouse

Fenix PD36R Flashlight Review: A Pocket Powerhouse
If you’re looking for a super-bright and well built flashlight that’s up to about any task, look no further. Measuring in at just 5.4″ long, the Fenix PD36R may be small, but it is also mighty.

These Digital Characters Have a Full Musculoskeletal System

These Digital Characters Have a Full Musculoskeletal System
In a quest to make virtual characters more realistic, engineers have been working on ways to make their skeletal structures and muscles more like those found in living beings. Recently, a technology was shown off which takes those simulated biological components to the next level.

NEOPixel RGB LED Tubing Brings the Color

NEOPixel RGB LED Tubing Brings the Color
Love the look of neon lighting, but don’t want to deal with the fragility of glass and high voltage transformers? This tubular, flexible lighting can be bent into any shape you want without risk of damage, and a lights up in any color too.

Love Hulten’s EvoBoxx Plays the Game of Life

Love Hulten’s EvoBoxx Plays the Game of Life
Designer Love Hulten has created some truly amazing pieces of retro-inspired technology, from arcade cabinets, to computers, to giant LEGO replicas. Love’s latest build is unlike any that has come before it. The EvoBoxx is a visual synthesizer that’s designed around the classic cellular simulation Game of Life.

The Turing Pi Clusterboard Runs Seven Raspberry Pis at Once

The Turing Pi Clusterboard Runs Seven Raspberry Pis at Once
Raspberry Pi computers have been quite the revolution for makers, encouraging experimentation and creativity thanks to their low cost and compact size. And while the tiny computers are by no means high-end in their processing power, they continue to get faster with each generation.

Toyota’s TILT Lab is a Maker Space for Manufacturing Ingenuity

Toyota’s TILT Lab is a Maker Space for Manufacturing Ingenuity
I recently had the opportunity to visit Toyota’s largest vehicle production facility in the world, the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK). While there, I not only got to see how humans and machines work together to make about 2000 cars per day, but learned a bit about the magicians who pull the strings behind the curtain of a car factory, the production engineering team.

This Starfleet Engineering Notebook Is Approved by the United Federation of Planets

This Starfleet Engineering Notebook Is Approved by the United Federation of Planets
Engineering plays a critical role in the operation of every space vessel. But where do you keep track of your notes on tuning your warp core, or the right settings to keep your transporter from turning your crewmates inside out?

Wicked Lasers LaserCube: An Eyes-on Review

Wicked Lasers LaserCube: An Eyes-on Review
I’ll start out by saying that the Wicked Lasers LaserCube is one of the coolest gadgets I’ve tinkered with in a while. This compact metal box is capable of putting on full color laser light shows in concert with an easy-to-use Windows, Mac, or Android app, and offers capabilities unlike anything I’ve seen in its price class.

How NOT to Create a User Interface

How NOT to Create a User Interface
With more and more smart devices in our homes, the need to occasionally reset or troubleshoot them comes along with that. But how do you interact with a device that has no keyboard, mouse, or other input mechanism when it can’t connect to your network?

Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot Plays Dead

Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot Plays Dead
We’ve seen Boston Dynamics’ animal-inspired robots perform some impressive tasks over the years, from stacking boxes, to doing backflips, to performing sick dance moves, to pulling an airplane. But you can’t expect robot perfection 100% of the time, can you?
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