A wireless dongle that lets you use an iPad as your Mac’s secondary display. Unlike its competitors, Luna uses your Mac’s GPU to ensure a clean and responsive experience. Touch gestures and peripherals will still work on the iPad while it’s showing Mac OS.
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We’ve seen several objects that use magnetic levitation. This floating pillow lets you show off the precious items that you already own. It’s strong enough to lift jewelry, watches and other small items. The base comes in wired and wireless models, and three colors.
LEGO makes regular size bricks, and larger Duplo bricks for little kids. But the bricks in Matt Denton’s awesome build are way bigger. He used a Lulzbot 3D printer to render all 98 pieces from a classic LEGO Technic go-kart kit, resulting in a 5x larger version of the original.
The HP Omen X laptop can be equipped with a Core i7-7820HK CPU, up to 32GB RAM and GTX 1070/1080 GPU that can all be overclocked. It also has tons of cooling and vents, a 1080p or 4K G-Sync display and a programmable backlit mechanical keyboard. Drops 11/2017 for $1200+.
We recently were given the unique opportunity to fly to Japan to visit Tohoku Pioneer Corporation’s factory. We learned how they design, engineer, and build some of the world’s best sounding speakers, from affordable car speakers to high-end audiophile equipment.
One of the more entertaining robotic groups we’ve heard was built by FT Mechatronics, whose electronic band consists of a variety of stepper motors, solenoids, hard drives, oscilloscopes, a robot xylophone, nixie tubes, and a tesla coil. Here, it plays Hello by OMFG.
Microscopic computers and batteries. Wireless power. Affective computing. Isaac Arthur compares the typical day of someone from 1717, 2017 and 2077 to guess what emerging technologies will fundamentally alter our daily routines. Skip to 7:07 for the future.
Both the Galaxy Note 8 and its stylus are water-resistant, and the latter now has text translation and editable off-screen memos. The phone has two 12MP rear cameras that can shoot at the same time for adjustable background blur. Then there’s that immersive 6.3″ AMOLED display.
The Cinemood Storyteller is a portable projector that is pre-loaded with over 100 hours of kid-friendly media, including videos, games and books. It can also stream from YouTube and play videos from a USB source. It also has a blue light filter to reduce eye strain.
The latest version of the pocket-sized electronic guitar tuner. Unlike its predecessor, Roadie 2 doesn’t need its app to tune your guitar (and other stringed instruments). It also vibrates to let you know when it’s done. The app provides extra features like custom tunings.
BioCarbon Engineering is developing a semi-automated large scale reforestation system. It uses aerial drones to map and analyze land, plant seeds in a biodegradable pod, and monitor the plants’ growth. The planting drones can dispense up to 100,000 seeds per day.
Shonin’s Streamcam is a flat palm-sized wearable camera. It records up to 720p video for up to 2.5h per charge. It can store video to a microSD card, stream it online, or do both at the same time. It can also store and encrypt video to Shonin’s cloud service.
A waterproof portable light that’s designed to fire light straight down while leaving room for your hands underneath. Its foldable legs automatically snap open when you take it out of its carrying case. It has three brightness settings and lasts up to 50h per charge.
Retrobright is a homebrew solution for restoring yellowed ABS plastic, which is usually what the cases of old computers and other gadgets were made of. The 8-Bit Guy tried out variants of the solution for science. TL;DW? Go with salon developer cream, water, and sunlight.