E-commerce company Von Bismark might be giving Xbox One owners a good reason to dust off their Kinects. The company launched a new Xbox One shopping app called The Mall that features an augmented reality dressing room.
The app uses the Kinect to track your body and project an image of the clothes that you’re checking out in real time.
Experienced makers looking for a flash of inspiration for their next project should check out the latest guide from Adafruit’s Philip Burgess. He shows us how to make the DotStar Pi, a large light painter made with the Raspberry Pi and Adafruit’s DotStar LED strip.
Philip says this light painter has practically no size limit, but he suggests that you stick to a 1m to 1.5m
Action cameras are already a hit with both professionals and amateurs, but they still have a ton of untapped potential, with live broadcast being one of its biggest applications. For example, earlier this year the NHL announced that it will be equipping its players with GoPros.
The padlock doesn’t seem like a device that needs much of an upgrade, but it is getting one anyway to bring it into the modern age. Master Lock’s smart Bluetooth padlocks are just as easy to use as the classic versions.
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For years, I’ve been on a quest for a radar detector that’s accurate enough to protect me from tickets on both highway and city roads, but that won’t constantly go off from every garage door opener.
Just a couple of weeks ago the jaws of makers around the world dropped when the $5 (USD) Raspberry Pi Zero was announced. Don’t bother picking your jaws up girls and guys. You might not have a head to attach it to after you see the Pine A64.
The Pine A64 is essentially the guts of a high-end mobile device, yours for the insanely low price of $15.
We’ve seen quadcopters and robots that can fly and walk (or roll), and one that can swim and walk. The Naviator drone on the other hand is equally adept at flying and swimming underwater.
Prof. Javier Diez and several of his students at Rutgers University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have been working on the Naviator for years, but it took off earlier this year when they received $618,000 (USD) from the United States’ Office of Naval Research (ONR), who were apparently extremely impressed by the prototype.
The ONR hopes to someday use such a drone to look for underwater mines and enemies as well as inspect underwater structures such as those in piers, bridges and oil platforms.
Every day, I search high and low for the latest gadgets, games, gizmos and generally cool stuff. My job is a lot of fun, but I’m also on the road a lot. Being away from home for extended periods, the best thing I can hope for is a place to stay that feels like home, and won’t break the bank.
Websites like the Internet Archive let you check out old web pages, even ones that no longer exist. But if you want to get a more authentic classic browsing experience, you should check out OldWeb.today.
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Even though consumer UAVs are becoming smarter and easier to use, they can still cause physical harm. Just last month a baby lost one of his eyes because he was accidentally hit by a quadcopter’s propeller.
I love the art on old Atari 2600 cartridges and their boxes. However, if you want to play and collect all of the vintage console’s games, but don’t want to have to devote an entire room in your house to their storage, there is a solution.
In the not too distant future, you may be able to have Amazon goods delivered within just a half hour’s time. How will it work? Former Top Gear host (and future Amazon car show host) Jeremy Clarkson explains the upcoming Amazon Prime Air drone-based delivery service in a new video.
You simply order your item, and a regionally-located drone loads up your package (presumably boxed by a human or another robot).
In general, I prefer the big, speakerlike sounds of full-size headphones that cover the ears. But when I’m traveling, I usually bring along a pair of in-ear headphones in order to cut down on the bulk.
Earlier this year we checked out C.H.I.P., a single-board computer that costs only $12 (USD). But that seems like a rich man’s toy now compared to Raspberry Pi Foundation’s surprise reveal: the Raspberry Pi Zero.
Compared to the first Raspberry Pi, the Zero is about half the size but is 40% to 60% more powerful.
I’ve long been on the hunt for a pair of noise reducing headphones with good audio and build quality, and that are wireless as well. I’ve tried some pairs from Bose before, but both pairs I owned ended up cracking irreparably.