This DIY Raspberry Pi Laptop Is Perfect For Your Weekend Machinations

My favorite DIY projects are ones that an idiot like myself can do in a few days. To wit, this Raspberry Pi laptop that lets you create a portable computer with keyboard and mouse with only a few parts. The project uses the PiJuice battery module and a 5-inch TFT module. In this project you […]

Disney’s New 3D Printer Prototype Makes Huggable Things Out Of Fabric Instead Of Hard Plastic

We’ve seen lots and lots of 3D printers over the last few years, and they almost all have one thing in common: the objects they print are hard* and mostly rigid. (* well, except for this printer that prints edible objects out of mulched bananas…) What if you wanted to print something soft instead? Something […]

2015 Ford F-150 beats competitors with top safety rating

Brittany Hillen Ford‘s 2015 F-150 pickup truck has been bestowed with a top crash rating from federal regulators, it has been announced, showing that the switch to aluminum hasn’t resulted in any safety compromises. It earned the score while elbowing out some competing trucks, including those from General Motors, which scored a single star lower […]

Boost Mobile reveals Cuba-friendly prepaid plan

Brittany Hillen The US and Cuba have opened political relations, and many companies have turned their sights on the long-isolated nation. Boost Mobile is now counted among them, with the prepaid carrier announcing a new calling plan for (some) of its US-based subscribers who want to make calls home to their friends and family in […]

Tinder integrates Instagram to show you’re well-rounded

Brittany Hillen If you’re trying to lure in new connections on Tinder, hawking your life through carefully filtered and selectively framed Instagram photos is one way to do that. The service hasn’t been entirely friendly toward Instagram, however, in that it didn’t offer support for such and users would have to put a link to […]

Pope’s used iPad sold to anon bidder for $30,500

Brittany Hillen The pope is an iPad user, and like any gadget user, he has parted ways with his outdated slate. Unlike most used gadgets, however, this one attracted the attention of people the world over — for obvious reasons — ultimately selling for a pretty penny: $30,500 USD, to be exact. It was sold […]

Smart Lock Pioneer UniKey Raises $10m And Looks Outside The Home For Growth

Way back in the year 2011 Phil Dumas’ company UniKey Technologies debuted its product on Shark Tank. It was a lock that used your smartphone as a key. Disruption! At the time smart locks were not really a thing yet UniKey plowed yet as the market exploded with similar products. Now, five years after its […]

Apple Buys LinX, A Camera Module Maker Promising DSLR-Like Mobile Performance

Apple has acquired LinX, an Israeli camera tech company whose most recent offerings include multi-aperture camera models which can enable effects like background focus blur, parallax images and 3D picture capture. TechCrunch received the following from Apple, which is a statement the company provides in lieu of confirmation when it has, in fact, acquired a smaller […]

Google honors Pony Express anniversary with Doodle game

Brittany Hillen You’ve likely heard of the Pony Express — it is a staple of western stories and modern lore, though it only lasted a year and half before coming to an end. It served a very important purpose, however, filling the gap that existed between far ranging travel and the widespread use of the […]