Technology

Steve August 13, 2020

Super Soakers were great fun back in the day, but adults tend to get tired of the manual labour of pumping pretty quickly. [Sean] decided to build something a touch more modern, coming up with this head-tracking water blaster. The water spray tracks the movement of the wearer’s head. With a camera mounted on the […]

Steve August 12, 2020

Mobile gaming is on the rise especially due to the current pandemic context during which people are required to stay inside, leading them to spend much more time on their phones. If you, too, are looking for a new game that is worthy of your time and attention but don’t know where to start, this […]

Steve August 12, 2020

If there is one thing iPhone owners can all agree on, it’s that the iPhone battery should last longer. While that may require some breakthroughs in battery technology, all hope is not lost. With a few smart tips or tweaks in iOS settings, your battery life can last most, if not the entire day, even […]

Steve August 12, 2020

It isn’t that hard to assemble an array of Raspberry Pi boards and there are several reasons you might want to do so. The real trick is getting power to all of them and cooling all of them without having a mess of wires and keeping them all separated. The ClusterCTRL stack lets you stack […]

Steve August 12, 2020

I consider myself a happy Bash user. However, when I started exploring Unix, it was on a proprietary Unix system that provided tcsh by default, so my earliest shell experiences were on a modern version of the C shell (csh). That turned out to be a fortunate accident because tcsh was also the shell of […]

Steve August 12, 2020

In 2010, Google released AngularJS, an open source, JavaScript-based frontend structure for developing single-page applications (SPAs) for the internet. With its move to version 2.0 in 2016, the framework’s name was shortened to Angular. AngularJS is still being developed and used, but Angular’s advantages mean it’s a smart idea to migrate to the newer version. […]

Steve August 12, 2020

Image via Microsoft Power BI (YouTube) Last month, Power BI Desktop introduced new reporting-related features such as the ability to customize slicer header text, support for gradient legend, and plenty more. Today, the August update for the desktop version of Microsoft’s data analytics service has been released. A whole bunch of visualizations-related updates have been […]

Steve August 12, 2020

In its war on the URL bar, Google has announced that in Chrome 86 it will be running an experiment that hides part of the URL path to help users figure out which website they’re on. The firm says that this helps users identify potentially malicious websites but also makes URLs a bit less obvious, […]

Steve August 12, 2020

After unveiling the Cadillac Lyriq, GM’s first next-gen electric vehicle, last week, the automaker has now confirmed that the electric SUV is going to start at less than $60,000. That’s a surprisingly low price for the premium SUV. Last week, GM unveiled the Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV, the first electric vehicle using GM’s Ultium platform. […]

Steve August 12, 2020

Tiny remote control cars burst onto the scene from time to time, often sold from mall kiosks and covered in garish stickers. However, sometimes it’s more fun to build than to buy. [diorama111] clearly fits into this camp, building a tiny 1:150 scale RC car from the ground up. The build starts with a Tomy […]

Steve August 12, 2020

[ Related: 9 steps to lock down corporate browsers ] Google this week rescinded several deadlines it had set earlier this year on ending Chrome apps, giving the format until mid-2022 before pulling all support. Introduced in 2013 as a way to offer functionality not available on the web, the Chrome-specific apps also gave developers […]