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Category: Technology

Need a Laptop for College? Here’s our Top Picks for 2016

Need a Laptop for College? Here’s our Top Picks for 2016
We get it – four years is a long time to have the same laptop, especially with all the upgrades and new models available today. If you need a new college laptop (or even your first), it’s important to pick a great computer that will last as long as you need it to…and that can handle your unique workload.

Corephotonics Dual Camera for Smartphones: Hitting One Bird with Two Stones

Corephotonics Dual Camera for Smartphones: Hitting One Bird with Two Stones
LG’s new premiere smartphone, the G5, has a second rear camera for wide angle shots. But Corephotonics’ new smartphone module shoots with its two cameras at once. It then uses the company’s proprietary software to merge the two pictures and create a significantly improved single image.
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ReFlex Flexible Smartphone: Bend Test This

ReFlex Flexible Smartphone: Bend Test This
For years now, display manufacturers like LG and Samsung have been teasing flexible displays by creating mobile devices that can be folded to be more portable. But researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab show us that flexible displays can also lead to novel yet intuitive ways of interacting with devices.

Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy Runs On An Actual Game Boy: Nestendo

Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy Runs On An Actual Game Boy: Nestendo
We’ve seen a couple of huge Game Boy replicas, but they were actually running off of a Raspberry Pi. With the help of Parker Dillman aka The Longhorn Engineer, The Ben Heck Show was able to connect a Game Boy to a VGA monitor to create a nearly 7:1 scale replica.

Deal: Save up to 22% on the iKlips iOS Flash Drive

Deal: Save up to 22% on the iKlips iOS Flash Drive
Find yourself running out of space on your phone or tablet? Expand the capacity of your iOS gadgets, and easily transport data between your devices with the iKlips Flash Drive. This compact solid state flash drive adds 32GB to 128GB of extra memory to your gadgets when you plug it into your Lightning port.

Disney FaceDirector Combines Two Takes Into One: Scene, Take 1, Version 1.1

Disney FaceDirector Combines Two Takes Into One: Scene, Take 1, Version 1.1
Last October we checked out a fascinating animation technique that transfers facial movements from one person to another in real-time. Disney Research’s FaceDirector on the other hand blends two different takes of an actor’s face into one customizable performance.

DIY RC Rover: All Extra-Terrestrial Terrain Vehicle

DIY RC Rover: All Extra-Terrestrial Terrain Vehicle
Last year we checked out Misha Larkin’s remote-controlled Curiosity-inspired rover. He’s been improving his model’s design and recently shared what he has so far. Misha’s earlier design had repurposed parts such as the shock absorbers, which were made of syringes.

Third Robot Arm for Drummers: Drum Schtick

Third Robot Arm for Drummers: Drum Schtick
We’ve seen a four-armed robot drummer that’s good enough for a casual gig, but only because the drum patterns are programmed into it. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology came up with a compromise by augmenting a human drummer with a third robot arm.

Automated Voice Recognition Typewriter: Secretary Cortana

Automated Voice Recognition Typewriter: Secretary Cortana
Operating systems have built-in voice dictation, but YouTuber Zip Zaps wanted an old school output device. So she made an awesome-looking set of fingers that manually operates a typewriter. Zip Zaps didn’t actually modify the typewriter itself. 

Fully 3D-Printed Scissor Jack Does Lift, Bro

Fully 3D-Printed Scissor Jack Does Lift, Bro
3D printing store 3D Printing Solutions recently showcased the strength of polycarbonate filament by making a scissor jack purely out of the plastic. They then used the jack to lift a pair of steel-reinforced concrete pieces that weighed a total of 529lb.

Digital Weasley Clock: Muggle Magic

Digital Weasley Clock: Muggle Magic
Back in 2009, we checked out a real-world version of the Weasley’s locating clock. Redditor tbornottb3 recently made his take on the time– er spacepiece, but instead of mechanical hands he used an LED strip. The clock is powered by the Particle Photon, which gets data from the smartphones of tbornottb3 and his relatives via the powerful app If This Then That.

Ubersnap App Can Print Animated GIFs: Harry Potter and the Device of Selfies

Ubersnap App Can Print Animated GIFs: Harry Potter and the Device of Selfies
There are many mobile apps that make it easy to create animated GIFs. But the new Ubersnap app for iOS not only does that, it also has an optional service that can turn your creations into physical animated prints.

Waveshape Binary Clock Has Glitches for Laymen

Waveshape Binary Clock Has Glitches for Laymen
If binary timepieces aren’t geeky enough for you, check out this clock by Hack A Day community member Voja Antonic. Not only does it tell the time in binary, it depicts the digits as square waves.

Working iPhone 6s Boiled in Melted Crayons

Working iPhone 6s Boiled in Melted Crayons
Taras Maksimuk wanted to see what would happen if he boiled a working iPhone 6s in melted blue crayons. Naturally. I mean, who hasn’t wondered what would happen if you boiled an iPhone in a bunch of crayons?

2016 Mattel ThingMaker 3D Printer: Pretty Printer

2016 Mattel ThingMaker 3D Printer: Pretty Printer
If there was ever a better name for a 3D printer than “3D printer”, it would probably be ThingMaker. So it’s no surprise that the accidentally prescient toymaker Mattel is relaunching its brand as exactly that.

Ed Zarick’s Life-size BB-8 Has Everything but the Lighter

Ed Zarick’s Life-size BB-8 Has Everything but the Lighter
We’ve seen a BB-8 made by a young maker on a budget. Now let’s check out a more sophisticated replica. This one was made by Ed Zarick, who we love for his awesome console laptop mods.
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