Long before the current smartwatch craze, Texas Instruments released the eZ430-Chronos. Even by 2010s standards, it was pretty clunky. Its simple LCD display and handful of buttons also limited what kind of “smart” tasks it could realistically perform. But it did have one thing going for it: it’s SDK allowed …read more
It is a common problem these days. You have a piece of code in C or C++. Maybe it is older code. Or maybe you prefer prototyping your ideas using C. But, inevitably, someone now wants your code to run in a Web browser. The options for making this happen …read more
Marvel superhero Black Panther is now available in Fortnite. You can get him, Captain Marvel, and Taskmaster as part of the Marvel Royalty and Warriors Pack, which costs $24.99.
Epic had hinted toward Black Pantherâs eventual arrival with the release of the Wakandan Salute emote Monday morning. The salute has become an iconic greeting â something that many of the cast members of the 2018 Black Panther movie have spoke publicly about in the months after its release. The film grossed $1.35 billion at the box office, including an astounding $700.4 million domestically.
God-Emperor of Nintendo Shigeru Miyamoto gave Nintendo fans a 15-minute tour of the new Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan. The candy-colored pocket universe looks just like Nintendo’s famous games. It’s a shame that flesh-and-blood human beings will be there to spoil the effect. — Read the rest
YouTuber NileRed figured out that some vinyl gloves contain phthalate ester, a compound similar to methyl anthranilate, the molecule used in many grape-flavored products. So he set about extracting the chemical from the gloves, altering its stucture, and making some soda with his creation. — Read the rest
Every dog owner wants to find the perfect friends for their new puppy. Now we have an app for that! You can browse through various puppy profiles and swipe right or left to find your new puppy friend. Setting up puppy playdates has never been easier.
In the grand scheme of things, a single human lifetime is a drop in the bucket. Even if we don’t like to acknowledge it, we all know the meter is running so to speak. Yet you’re still squandering your precious time on this Earth by reading Hackaday instead of doing …read more
Stardew Valley is an idyllic digital space to escape to after a long year â and thanks to its 1.5 update available today on PC, you can now bring friends and family along to your farm with local split-screen co-op. The multiplayer update from a couple of years back made it possible to play and share farms online, but this local co-op addition lets you do the same with the people you actually live with, even if they donât have their own copy of the game.
You can add the ability for local co-op by having Robin the Carpenter build cabins on your farm, or if youâre starting from scratch, you can select to have the cabins already built when you make a new game. Once the cabins are built, you can start local co-op for up to three other people…
Samsungâs upcoming Galaxy Chromebook 2 has been revealed in a new leak, showing off the return of the companyâs unique bright orange coloring in an otherwise similar-looking design, via Evan Blass.
There are some visible changes to the new model, including minor adjustments to the port layout and the extension of Samsungâs application of the orange color. The keyboard on the second-generation model has been made a more neutral black, even as the orange hue has extended to the sides of the laptop.
But any more substantial changes will likely be found in the internal specs, which presumably will see some sort of improvement from last yearâs model â especially considering that there are new 11th Gen Intel laptop chips out. Combining the…
The worst thing about Apple AirPods has nothing to do with their sound. They sound great. And, it has nothing to do with their functionality. They’re packed with all the Apple goodies they pack into all their products.
No, the worst thing about Apple AirPods is that they’re so small that it often isn’t a matter of if they’ll ultimately get lost, but when. — Read the rest
Hacking is about pushing the envelope to discover new and clever ways to use things in ways their original designers never envisioned. [Charlyn Gonda]’s Hackaday Remoticon workshop “Making Glowly Origami” was exactly that; a combination of the art of origami with the one of LEDs. Check out the full course …read more
Solar power is a great source of renewable energy, but has always had its limitations. At best, there’s only 1,000 Watts/m2 available at the Earth’s surface on a sunny day, and the limited efficiency of solar panels cuts this down further. It’s such a low amount that solar panels …read more
Wallis Schriver is a 15-year-old from Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania. She, accompanied by her dad, wrote a song, “Lonely Christmas,” to try and encapsulate her feelings about 2020, COVID-19, and a socially-isolated holiday season. Posted to YouTube a few weeks ago, the song is blowing up. — Read the rest