In the continuing quest by countless hobbyists to allow every 1980s 8-bit home computer to experience the joys of an online experience that doesn’t involve a 9600 baud modem, [Roland Leurs] has created a cartridge-based module for the Acorn Electron that adds WiFi, which he showed off at the virtual …read more
Cleaning tiled floors can be a drag. Getting the tiles themselves clean is bad enough, but often dealing with the grouted joints in between requires more elbow grease and attention to detail. It’s a tedious chore, and thus one ripe for improvement. [Elite Worm]’s cleaning machine is an excellent solution …read more
If you think about building a moving machine, you probably will consider wheels or tracks or maybe even a prop to take you airborne. When [nwlauer] found an earthworm in the garden, it inspired a 3D-printed robot that employs peristaltic motion. You can see a video of it moving, below. …read more
With so many different video editing software packages available with so many varying price points, it’s always difficult to know which one will offer you the best value for your particular editing needs.
That’s where reviews come in very handy. So when a respected outlet like CNET says of VSDC Video Editor Pro that “this video editor gives you tons of control and editing power,” that instantly makes it worthy of some attention. — Read the rest
Amazon unveiled a radically redesigned $49.99 fourth-generation Echo Dot smart speaker today that doesnt look like a dot at all instead, the new Dot is shaped like a ball, or maybe an orb. The new design is a notable departure from the look of previous Echo Dots, which were short, puck-like cylinders that could be said to resemble, well, dots.
If you just cant get on board with having a ball-shaped smart speaker but are in the market for a new Dot, I have good news for you: Amazon is still selling that dot-shaped third-generation Echo Dot. Amazon confirmed to The Verge that its keeping the older Dot in its lineup in part to provide an option for those who want to mount their Dot to a wall. An Echo Flex, a small Echo speaker that…
Call it Apple Bandgate, if you must. Its the latest online dustup, following Apples recent Watch Series 6 release. The announcement of the Solo Loop was more or less glossed over during last weeks big event, because, well, watch bands dont often take center stage at hardware events. As is often the case, retail availability […]
This version of the Z Flip is compatible with GSM carriers, including AT&T and T-Mobile. This isnt the Z Flip 5G that was announced more recently; its the one that supports LTE. In the review, which you can watch above or read here, The Verges Dieter Bohn lauds its performance and battery life, as well as its solid-feeling, smooth hinge design. Keep in mind, though, that its foldable glass is still fragile to scratches, and its cameras…
The Versa helped Fitbit reverse its fortunes after a long, gradual slide. The company was slow to embrace the smartwatch, and stumbled somewhat out of the gate with the Ionic. But the Versa found a perfect sweet spot that build atop generations of wearable health knowhow, key acquisitions like Pebble and a pricing sweet spot […]
Rings flying drone camera, the Always Home Cam, was easily the most surprising hardware announcement at todays Amazon event. It wont actually be available until next year, but the company has already put together a short ad to demonstrate how the camera can give you a flying, go-anywhere perspective on whatevers happening in your home.
In the video, we see Rings security system tripped when a burglar breaks in, and the homeowner immediately dispatches the Always Home Cam to check in. As soon as the careless thief sees Rings compact, lightweight, autonomously flying indoor camera, he immediately flees.
If you were hoping to get an idea of just how noisy the Always Home Cam is, well, this doesnt really provide that. You can hear…
Standardized testing is the worst. The stress during the buildup. The worry about whether you’re learning and studying the exact items that will show up on the test. And perhaps the worst part, the knowing that this single performance, with no context for who you are, where you came from, how much you’ve grown or what you’ve overcome, will determine pathways open to you in your immediate future.— Read the rest
If you like building or upgrading guitars, you may have already learned the valuable lesson that the devil absolutely is in the detail when it comes to to replacement parts. Maybe you became aware that there are two types of Telecaster bridges right after you drilled the holes through the …read more
Lets be honest: trying to preorder a PS5 has been anything but easy. That said, if you want to try to secure Sonys next-gen console ahead of its November 12th launch, youll have another shot at nabbing one at GameStop tomorrow. Both models of the PS5 will be in stock on GameStops website, though the retailer has yet to mention what time it will open preorders online.
If youd rather try your luck in person, you can always go to a GameStop near you. And if you decide to brave the line at a physical store, you can either pay for your PS5 in full or drop a $50 down payment to make sure you get one. (Although its unclear how many or which units each store will have.)
Whatever you choose, remember that its still really difficult to get…
TC Sessions: Mobility is back and we’re excited to give the final look of what and who is coming to the main stage. Before we get into who is coming, let’s tackle one important change from our 2019 inaugural event: this year, TC Sessions: Mobility will be virtual. Never fear, the virtual version of TC […]
Ring, the surveillance doorbell company, made a home security drone. Launched today, the new Always Home Cam from Ring is a very small drone that flies around inside your home and captures everything on video, for just $250. And it’s definitely not creepy at all!— Read the rest
Static sites are the simplest way to render a website. You code your website in HTML/CSS, and serve those files from a web server. This is the simplest way to render your website, but it comes with pros and cons.
One time-proven method to make a lesson memorable is to make it a story, but that is not easy if your core material is the repair log of a rotted out analog ammeter. Most folks don’t need a 300A meter on their drill press, so [Build Comics] converted it to …read more
Amazon just wrapped up its fall hardware event, and it was packed with a number of big announcements. There are a number of new Echo devices, such as a spherical redesign of the tried-and-true Echo. Amazon also showed off improvements for Alexa, including new security features. We saw a bunch of new Ring devices one of which was a drone that can autonomously fly around inside your home. And Amazon finally took the wraps off its long-rumored cloud gaming service, Luna.
If you want the play-by-play, check out our live blog with commentary from Dieter Bohn and Nilay Patel. And if you want the rundown of the biggest news from the show, check it out right here:
Amazon announced a load of new devices today at its hardware event, as expected. The new Echo Show 10 smart display, shown above, that can follow your movements around the room and Rings new Always Home Cam drone are just a sampling. And now, we found out when you can buy them and how much theyll cost. Well be reviewing most, if not all, of these products before they make their way onto store shelves, but if you want to place an order ahead of time, here are the links.
If Amazons Prime Day 2020 goes on in mid-October, as is rumored, its possible that well see a few of these products at a lower price. Not all of them will have released by then, but its good to at least keep in mind.