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Category: Technology

Review: Definitive Technology W7 & W9 Wireless Speakers

Review: Definitive Technology W7 & W9 Wireless Speakers
If you’re in the market for a wireless sound system, you’ll definitely want to check out the speaker lineup from Definitive Technology. The company offers a variety of wireless speaker systems which connect to your Wi-Fi network to provide high quality audio in every room of your home.

Review: iRig Mic Lav Lavalier Microphones

Review: iRig Mic Lav Lavalier Microphones
If you’ve ever needed to interview someone for a podcast or video shoot, you know it can be tricky to get the microphones set up properly. You can buy a couple of pricey mics, connect them to a mixing board, and then hook them up to a dedicated recorder, or you could travel light and grab a pair of IK Multimedia iRig Mic Lavs, and your smartphone instead.
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Simple Control Interface for Linux Computers: pyLCI

Simple Control Interface for Linux Computers: pyLCI
It’s becoming increasingly clear to makers that single board computers and the DIY devices based on them need control interfaces that are simpler and faster to use than desktop peripherals or even full-on PCs. Pičugins Arsenijs believes he’s come up with a much simpler alternative.

3D Printer Error Detection Mod: Axistential

3D Printer Error Detection Mod: Axistential
3D printers are prone to a problem called layer shifting, which is when the printer’s x- or y-axis stepper motor skips, causing layers from that point onward to be misaligned with the previously printed layers. That of course leads to a useless object and wasted time and materials.

Spyce Kitchen Fully Automated Restaurant: Cooking Master Bot

Spyce Kitchen Fully Automated Restaurant: Cooking Master Bot
We have robotic bartenders, why not robotic cooks as well? Actually, Spyce Kitchen is not just a cook but an entire restaurant that works on its own, from measuring ingredients to washing its pots. MIT mechanical and electrical engineering students Kale Rogers, Michael Farid, Braden Knight, and Luke Schlueter are the wizards behind the robo resto.

Extremely Thin and Flexible Wearable Electronics: Soft & Smooth Screen

Extremely Thin and Flexible Wearable Electronics: Soft & Smooth Screen
Today’s wearable devices often mimic the forms of analog devices such as sunglasses and watches. But that won’t be the case forever, in the same way that today’s smartphones look very different from their predecessors. Researchers at the University of Tokyo’s Someya Group give us a glimpse at the future of wearables with a series of electronics that are thin and flexible enough to be laminated onto skin.

Review: Raumfeld One M Wireless Stereo Sound System

Review: Raumfeld One M Wireless Stereo Sound System
I’ve spent the last few weeks living with a variety of audio gear from German audiophile brand Raumfeld. Currently up for review is the Raumfeld One M – a single box 2.1 audio system that’s perfect for small to medium-size spaces like kitchens, offices, dens, and bedrooms.

Finely Embroidered Circuits: Science & Technology & Arts & Crafts

Finely Embroidered Circuits: Science & Technology & Arts & Crafts
The quest for wearable devices and embedded electronics might be completed with the help of a centuries-old handicraft. Ohio State University researchers John Volakis and Asimina Kiourti have been working on circuits that can be embroidered at 0.1mm precision, which they say is “the perfect size to integrate electronic components such as sensors and computer memory devices into clothing.” Volakis and Kiourti have been experimenting with embroidery because it lets them create any shape, which is important for certain applications.

DIY Flat Pack Legged Robot: ZeGoBeast Electric

DIY Flat Pack Legged Robot: ZeGoBeast Electric
ZeGoBeast’s eponymous mechanical creatures are based on Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests and are delivered as a flat pack kit. The company now aims to give its creations more life-like qualities by equipping them with electronics. The ZeGoBeast Electric are scorpion-like creatures that are powered by an Arduino microcontroller and come with an array of sensors.

UDOO X86 Intel PC with Arduino 101: Double Board Computer

UDOO X86 Intel PC with Arduino 101: Double Board Computer
UDOO makes some of the most popular Arduino-compatible development boards. Now the company is branching out with a dev board that can run desktop operating systems. But the UDOO X86 doesn’t just have Intel inside, it has an entire Arduino board inside it as well.

DIY Pocket Linux Computer: Nintendo LX

DIY Pocket Linux Computer: Nintendo LX
We’ve seen a Raspberry Pi used as the basis for a normal-sized laptop, but maker Node managed to cram a Pi 2, a keyboard and a 3.5″ touchscreen into a case that’s roughly the size of a Nintendo DS.

Robotic Birds That Scare Away Real Birds: Botrification

Robotic Birds That Scare Away Real Birds: Botrification
Birds are like deer. They symbolize nature, freedom and all those heartwarming concepts, but in truth they can be annoying and cause a lot of damage. They eat crops, interfere at airports, hang out at harbors etc. 

NexDock Laptop Dock: Atrix Reloaded

NexDock Laptop Dock: Atrix Reloaded
Last week we checked out Ben Heck’s keyboard and display in a box that he made to test dev kits. I mentioned that it should be a gadget that already exists. It turns out it does, and it’s called the NexDock.

Review: HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Convertible Tablet/Laptop

Review: HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Convertible Tablet/Laptop
HP takes on rivals Microsoft and Dell with its latest 2-in-1, and it looks like they’ve got a winner on their hands. The HP Elite x2 1012 G1 combines style, functionality, build quality and versatility in a single package.

Deal: Make Your Own Drone with the FlexBot Camera Drone Kit

Deal: Make Your Own Drone with the FlexBot Camera Drone Kit
Why just buy a drone, when you can make your own? The FlexBot includes everything you need to make your own quadcopter, complete with an on-board camera. The kit includes the circuit board, motors, propellers, rechargeable battery, and outer shell parts you need to build your drone.

WebTorrent Desktop Streaming Torrent Client: Peer-to-Play

WebTorrent Desktop Streaming Torrent Client: Peer-to-Play
You may know programmer Feross Aboukhadijeh from his real-time YouTube search page YouTube Instant. But Feross has been working on something much bigger called WebTorrent. It’s a JavaScript torrent client for web browsers that uses WebRTC, an API that lets browsers share data without additional plugins.
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