Ever find yourself coming home from an attack-dog training session in heavy armored shinguards and come across a snowy hill and muse, man, if only my shinguards were a leeeetle optimized, I could drop to my knees and slide down that bad boy!
Muse no more! Sledlegs come in large and small sizes,Read More
When Context Labs teamed up with UK consumer group Which? to produce an outstanding report on the surveillance, privacy and security risks of kids’ “connected toys,” it undertook the reverse-engineering of Hasbro’s new Furby Connect, a device that works with a mobile app to listen and watch the people around it and interact withRead More
In 2016, Teaforia raised $12,000,000 in venture capital to manufacture a $1,000 tea infuser that combined proprietary, DRM-encumbered tea pods with a “patent-pending microinfusion technology” and a timer to make cups of tea.
A year later, the company is dead, and the infusers are $200 — but remember to stock up onRead More
In 2016, an Internet of Things worm called Mirai tore through the internet, building botnets of millions of badly designed CCTVs, PVRs, routers and other gadgets, sending unstoppable floods of traffic that took down major internet services from Paypal to Reddit to Dyn.
Mirai spread by scanning for other IoT devices and thenRead More
Image: jim mcauley/mashable By Karissa Bell2017-10-04 22:51:37 UTC Despite the onslaught of leaks in the days and weeks leading up to Google’s big Pixel launch, the company managed to fit in a few surprises. One of the biggest was the new Pixel Buds, bluetooth wireless earbuds optimized for Google’s new Pixel phones. But the PixelRead More
By Cory Doctorow Tim Harford (previously) is an economist with a gift for explaining complex subjects in simple, accessible terms: his latest book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy, uses 50 short essays about technologies as varied as Ikea’s Billy Bookcase, the plow, and AI to illustrate the ways that the human race hasRead More
When Federico Musto engineered a takeover of Arduino, open source hardware fans were nonplussed, and not least because Musto was caught lying about having received advanced degrees from MIT and NYU.
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To reassure its community, Arduino created an arms-length foundation to managed the open development process. Now it turns outRead More