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Nike’s auto-laced future
TechCrunch

Why does the world need a self-lacing shoe? Haven’t you heard of Velcro? How will you tie your shoes when the Wi-Fi is down? That’s the gist of the instant response I got when I mentioned the new Adapt BB, a shoe from Nike with, yes, powered laces that tighte… more…

You Can Build These Analog Synthesizers Like Nintendo's Cardboard Labo Toys
Gizmodo.com

If you’ve never played around with Teenage Engineering’s tiny synthesizers—like its iPod-sized Pocket Operators or the impressively-capable OP-1—you’re missing out on some fun, accessible ways to get into music. And the company is now expanding its Pocket Ope… more…

E-Scooter Startup Bird: We're Sorry for Sending Wild Legal Threats to Media Over Scooter Hacks
Gizmodo.com

On-demand electric scooter startup Bird has backed down from its legal threats against Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow for publishing a piece detailing how a $30 kit from China could be used to rewire the hoards of abandoned Bird scooters sitting around city… more…

We get Smarter with the Internet of Things (IoT) and so do Cities
Readwrite.com

Many people continue moving to urban centers for all kinds of different reasons. The logic and reasoning may include looking for employment, seeking a change in lifestyle and a variety of reasons that couldn’t possibly be listed, let alone guessed. As migrati… more…

Oreo Construction: Hiding Your Components Inside The PCB
Hackaday.com

In recent months, the ability to hide components inside a circuit board has become an item of interest. We could trace this to the burgeoning badgelife movement, where engineers create beautiful works of electronic art. We can also attribute this interest to … more…

MIDI Association Announces MIDI 2.0 Prototyping
Hackaday.com

MIDI was introduced at the 1983 NAMM show as a means to connect various electronic instruments together. Since then, our favorite five-pin DIN has been stuffed into Radio Shack keyboards, MPCs, synths, eurorack modules, and DAWs. The standard basically hasn’t… more…

Prediction of higher-selectivity catalysts by computer-driven workflow and machine learning
Sciencemag.org

Asymmetric catalysis is widely used in chemical research and manufacturing to access just one of two possible mirror-image products. Nonetheless, the process of tuning catalyst structure to optimize selectivity is still largely empirical. Zahrt et al. present… more…

This ‘computer mouse’ sets the new size standard for portable computing
Digitaltrends.com

People have been putting Raspberry Pi computers in all sorts of chassis over the past few years, but have you ever seen one in a mouse before? That's what one hardware hacker has achieved, along with a full-size scroll wheel, twin mouse buttons, a 1.5-inch di… more…

Planning scientific equipment for Antarctic conditions
Antarctica.gov.au

It's expensive in time and money to do research in Antarctica. We often see research programs put at risk because of simple and avoidable equipment failures. more…

Art of Unix Programming by Eric Steven Raymond Reformatted by Martin Tournoij
Arp242.net

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Electronic Component Tester (with a Nice Case)
Instructables.com

<!--dda7bd42579b4dc0937c45f979fc5c69-->Have you ever had a faulty and/or broken device and found yourself thinking "what can i recover from this (s)crap"? It happened to me several times, and while i was able to reclaim most part of the hardware i wasn't able… more…

Making a Home Electronic Laboratory - Introduction -
Instructables.com

<!--dda7bd42579b4dc0937c45f979fc5c69-->Hi, I am an electronics and robotics passionate, i am studying embedded systems and to make things fun i built my DIY home laboratory to do experiences and to push some little research based on curiosity and passion.Star… more…

Yet Another Smart Dice (YASD)
Instructables.com

<!--dda7bd42579b4dc0937c45f979fc5c69-->What is YASD?Another new electronic dice with smart features? Yes and no. Yes - YASD uses LEDs to display randomly generated numbers in a dice style. No - YASD is not in itself a finished product. It should rather show w… more…

Hand-knitted molecules
Sciencedaily.com

Molecules are usually formed in reaction vessels or laboratory flasks. An Empa research team has now succeeded in producing molecules between two microscopically small, movable gold tips -- in a sense as a 'hand-knitted' unique specimen. The properties of the… more…

Hell in a Handbasket: Louis Vuitton's Exclusive "Glow in the Dark" Bags
Core77.com

The main problem with expensive Louis Vuitton bags is that they don't waste any electricity, contain difficult-to-recycle electronic components nor require charging. Well, the problem has been solved with the announcement of these completely necessary objects… more…

What We Found When We Crawled Under the 2020 Toyota Supra
Jalopnik.com

You’ve all seen the 2020 Toyota Supra’s exterior by now. Some of you like it and some of you think it’s boring, but none of that matters. What matters is the hardware, which is why I crawled under the Supra at the Detroit Auto Show to get a look at the car’s … more…

In Photos: China's Chang'e 4 Moon Rover Toys Celebrate Mission to Lunar Far Side
Space.com

The China Lunar Exploration Program has given the Maisto Tech toy company exclusive rights to manufacture toy versions of the Chang’e-4 lunar rover, which landed on the lunar farside on Jan. 2, 2019. See how the toys are made in this photo gallery! more…

We’d have more quantum computers if it weren’t so hard to find the damn cables
Technologyreview.com

Quantum machines will deliver the next great leap forward in computing, but researchers building them can’t easily get some of the exotic components they need. more…

When it comes to folding phones, Samsung is working on an innie and Apple may be working on an outie
Mspoweruser.com

We are already very familiar with Samsung’s folding smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy F, with the device likely the first of a wave of folding smartphones released this year by competitors like LG and Huawei. One company which is expected to wait at least till 2… more…

Artist creates a computer from knitted textiles
Springwise.com

An artist has created an exhibition featuring working electronic devices knitted using metal threads. The post Artist creates a computer from knitted textiles appeared first on Springwise. more…