Category Archives: Gadgets

From Gizmodo: This Brilliant Umbrella Redesign Keeps More Than Just Your Head Dry

The slightest gust on a rainy day can make the umbrella you’re carrying completely useless. Besides flipping inside out, it doesn’t protect you from rain being blown in from the side. So Lin Min-Wei and Liu Li-Hsiang came up with … Continue reading

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From Gizmodo: This Wind-Powered Rolling Tentacle Ball Can Clear Landmines

Though it looks like a weapon from a generic machines vs man sci-fi movie, the Mine Kafon is actually a genius landmine clearer. Designed by Massoud Hassani, all you have to do is push the tentacle ball into a field … Continue reading

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From Gizmodo: Awesome Chinese Iron Man Built Himself Bionic Arms After His Homemade Bomb Blew Up His Real Arms

Sun Jifa should be an inspiration to us all. After he lost both of his hands when a homemade bomb exploded, he spent the past 8 years making prototype bionic hands until figuring out the system he has now. It … Continue reading

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From Droid Life: Ubi Kickstarter Begins, Always On Voice Activated Internet Device for Your Home

Say, “Hello” to Ubi. Ubi is short for ubiquitous computer because Ubi is always on and always listening. It is a truly hands-free device for your home that plugs right into an outlet on the wall, then connects straight to your … Continue reading

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From MAKE: Enhancing a DSLR with Raspberry Pi

This is the perfect intersection of two of my interests, photography and embedded Linux: Limerick, Ireland-based photographer David Hunt recently posted progress photos of his Raspberry Pi-enhanced DSLR battery grip, which he made for his Canon 5D Mark II. The … Continue reading

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From Lifehacker: Protect Anything from Theft with this $2, DIY Motion Alarm

There are a lot of ways to keep your stuff from getting stolen, but legendary DIYer Kip Kay shows us a $2 alarm that will fit on just about anything. More »   from Lifehacker

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From Engadget: Throwaway NFC keyboard improves productivity, reduces bank balance

NFC is used primarily for enjoyable activities, like buying things, sharing content and making QR codes feel old. But Japanese company Elecom is looking to change all that with a compact keyboard that exploits NFC for productivity. The silicon menace … Continue reading

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