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GitHub - hillbrad/U2FReviews
'Reviews of U2F [Universal Second Factor] devices' -- ie. Yubico keys et al.
u2f  totp  oath  otp  one-time-passwords  authentication  devices  gadgets  security  2fa 
august 2017 by jm
How to shop on AliExpress
From the aptly-named Aliholic.com. Thanks, Elliot -- the last thing I needed was something to feed my addiction to cheap tat from China!
china  aliexpress  dealextreme  gearbest  gadgets  buying  tat  aliholic  stuff 
august 2017 by jm
Xiaomi Mi robot vacuum cleaner
sounds like a decent enough vac at a low price point, word of mouth is good
robots  cleaning  vacuum-cleaners  xiaomi  gadgets  home 
july 2017 by jm
JPM | Free Full-Text | Accuracy in Wrist-Worn, Sensor-Based Measurements of Heart Rate and Energy Expenditure in a Diverse Cohort
The ability to measure physical activity through wrist-worn devices provides an opportunity for cardiovascular medicine. However, the accuracy of commercial devices is largely unknown. The aim of this work is to assess the accuracy of seven commercially available wrist-worn devices in estimating heart rate (HR) and energy expenditure (EE) and to propose a wearable sensor evaluation framework. We evaluated the Apple Watch, Basis Peak, Fitbit Surge, Microsoft Band, Mio Alpha 2, PulseOn, and Samsung Gear S2.


tl;dr: wrist-based calorie counters were inaccurate by up to 93% in tests.
fitbit  microsoft  mio  pulseon  samsung-gear  apple  apple-watch  basis  gadgets  health  heart-rate  calorie-counters 
may 2017 by jm
Uuni
"The world's best portable wood-fired oven". Fergal has one and loves it. $299
uuni  pizza  oven  outdoor  food  cooking  gadgets 
may 2017 by jm
What $50 buys you at Huaqiangbei, the world’s most fascinating electronics market
This is amazing -- what a wonderland! For instance:
Six dollars for: a GSM chipset, a CPU, an LCD screen, a battery, a PCB, a metal housing, a molded silicone watch band, a MicroUSB cable, and a box. And the labor to assemble and test all of that.
gadgets  crap  shenzen  huaqiangbei  shopping  hardware  china 
october 2016 by jm
Kerbal Control Panel
A beautiful piece of faux-industrial design for a Kerbal Space Program control panel. I particularly like the "NASA-approved" three-step arm-and-execute switches
hardware  switches  gadgets  builds  ksc  kerbal  hacks 
august 2016 by jm
The Make: Weekend Projects Thumbnail Guide To Soldering
man, I wish I had this 30 years ago. now I know what stuff I need to get to make my occasional solders less of a PITA
soldering  gadgets  tools  workbench  make  fixing  diy 
april 2016 by jm
iPhone, iPad, Mac Buyer's Guide: Know When to Buy
sync up with the Apple product cycle when you're buying new hardware
hardware  devices  apple  shopping  mac  ios  iphone  ipad  releases  schedule  gadgets 
february 2016 by jm
The mystery of the power bank phone taking over Ghana
tl;dr: it's being used as a cheap, portable power bank
africa  ghana  battery  phones  power  recharging  gadgets 
december 2015 by jm
Inside China's Memefacturing Factories, Where The Hottest New Gadgets Are Made - BuzzFeed News
On a humid afternoon, Zhou went shopping for some of those very parts at a Bao An market. As he pulled his maroon minivan into a crowded parking lot, the full scale of Depu Electronics came into view: a three-story concrete behemoth roughly bigger than a Costco and roughly smaller than the Pentagon. Inside, it looked like the world’s largest Radio Shack going out of business sale: an endless series of booths with cables and circuit boards and plugs and ports and buttons and machines piled so high on tables that the faces of the clerks who were selling them were hidden from view. Each booth seemed to argue: We have exactly what you want and we have enough of it for all of your customers. Short of motorized wheels and molding, the market offered nearly everything an ambitious factory owner would need to build a hoverboard, just waiting to be bought, assembled, and shipped.
hoverboards  memes  china  manufacturing  future  gadgets  tat  bao-an  electronics 
november 2015 by jm
Chromecast Speakers
Supports Spotify -- totally getting one of these
spotify  speakers  music  home  google  gadgets  toget 
october 2015 by jm
Internet of 404's
"An archive of the former Internet of Things"
archive  iot  things  internet  nabaztag  startups  acquisitions  tumblr  gadgets  history 
may 2015 by jm
Japan's Robot Dogs Get Funerals as Sony Looks Away
in July 2014, [Sony's] repairs [of Aibo robot dogs] stopped and owners were left to look elsewhere for help. The Sony stiff has led not only to the formation of support groups--where Aibo enthusiasts can share tips and help each other with repairs--but has fed the bionic pet vet industry.

“The people who have them feel their presence and personality,” Nobuyuki Narimatsu, director of A-Fun, a repair company for robot dogs, told AFP. “So we think that somehow, they really have souls.” While concerted repair efforts have kept many an Aibo alive, a shortage of spare parts means that some of their lives have come to an end.
sony  aibo  robots  japan  dogs  pets  weird  future  badiotday  iot  gadgets 
march 2015 by jm
ODROID-C1 - Multicore credit card computer
Pretty amazing specs for a 33 quid SBC.
Amlogic ARM® Cortex®-A5(ARMv7) 1.5Ghz quad core CPUs 

* Mali™-450 MP2 GPU (OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1 enabled for Linux and Android)

* 1Gbyte DDR3 SDRAM

* Gigabit Ethernet

* 40pin GPIOs

* eMMC4.5 HS200 Flash Storage slot / UHS-1 SDR50 MicroSD Card slot

* USB 2.0 Host x 4, USB OTG x 1,

* Infrared(IR) Receiver

* Uses Ubuntu 14.04 or Android KitKat operating systems


Includes HDMI out. (via Conor O'Neill)
via:conoro  uk  sbc  hacking  linux  hardware  odroid  gadgets 
january 2015 by jm
littleBits Synth Kit
Wow, this looks cool. $159
littleBits and Korg have demystified a traditional analog synthesizer, making it super easy for novices and experts alike to create music.
connects to speakers, computers and headphones.
can be used to make your own instruments.
fits into the littleBits modular system for infinite combos of audio, visual and sensory experiences
diy  hardware  music  littlebits  gadgets  make  analog  synths 
december 2014 by jm
Arduino Tutorial
Ladyada's intro to electronics and microcontrollers using Arduino. Some day I'll get around to refreshing my memory, it's been years since I fiddled with a resistor ;)
electronics  arduino  hardware  gadgets  learning  tutorial  microcontrollers  embedded-systems  ladyada 
july 2014 by jm
Stayhold
a completely new patent pending product designed in Ireland that is going to change the way people use their cars for carrying goods.  It is a solid plastic product that grips the carpet in your car and acts as a barrier to hold loose items securely against the side wall in your car trunk or boot.


Found out about this online -- a US-based acquaintance raving about them being worth the shipping from Ireland. nice work!
stayhold  transportation  cars  boot  gadgets  toget 
july 2013 by jm
Slide Rule Calculations By Example
Harder than using a calculator, that's for sure
slide-rule  gadgets  tech  history  antiques  calculating 
february 2013 by jm
Conor’s 2012 Raspberry Pi Christmas Gift Guide
Ah, memories! Wish my kiddies were old enough for one of these...

I really think this Christmas could be a lovely replay of 1982 for a lot of people, like me, who got their first home computer that year. You could have so much fun on Christmas Day messing with the RPi rather than falling asleep in front of the fire. Just don’t fight over who gets the telly when Doctor Who is on.

Whilst the bare-bones nature of the Raspberry Pi is wonderful, it is unusable out of the box unless you are a house with smartphones, digital cameras and existing PCs already that you can raid for components. What you want to avoid is a repeat of me that December in 1982 with my brand-new 16K ZX Spectrum which didn’t work on our Nordmende TV until two weeks later when the RTV Rentals guy came and replaced the TV Tuner. Two weeks typing Beep 1,2 to make sure it wasn’t broken.
raspberry-pi  gifts  computers  kids  hacking  education  gadgets  christmas 
november 2012 by jm
udev - How do I change the keymap of a single device (Logitech presenter)? - Ask Ubuntu
nifty, udev lets you remap USB "keyboard" gadgets randomly. this may be handy for my new cheapo USB foot pedals
pedals  usb  hid  interface  gadgets  remapping  ubuntu  linux  udev 
july 2012 by jm
Flickr: gruntzooki's stuff tagged with femur
Cory Doctorow got an MRI of his femur in prep for a surgical procedure -- and his wife used it to make a 3D-printed titanium keyring! awesome. I want to do this with MY SKULL
3d-printing  gadgets  cool  keyrings  tchotchkes  nifty  toys  gifts  mri  medical  bones  from delicious
march 2011 by jm
Daft Layar comes to the iPhone!
oh, nifty, an augmented reality property app in Dublin
daft.ie  augmented-reality  iphone  gadgets  nifty  tech  ui  via:damien  from delicious
october 2009 by jm
Hudson Nabaztag Plugin
get a glowing rabbit to semaphore latest C-I build status
nabaztag  hudson  gadgets  silly  hardware  c-i  builds  from delicious
september 2009 by jm

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