Kids in the Ugandan town of Masindi kludged together this awesome homebrew radio, scavenging parts from a broken set and improvising the speaker and power supply with a lot of verve and ingenuity.
Genius strikes again: kids in village build radio from scrap parts
Lenovo’s new Chromebook Duet is only $2801, but it’s getting excellent reviews from sources that are usually lukewarm on low-end gadgets running Google’s operating system. The 10″ convertible tablet isn’t going to muscle out a Surface Pro or iPad Pro, but it doesn’t feel cheap. The Verge’s Monica Chin: “It feels much more like a […]
This $3 handheld magnifying glass has two bright LEDs and is powered by 3 AAA cells (not included). The manufacturer says the magnification is 40X. I think it is less than that, but it is still plenty powerful for my needs – mainly, reading the markings on tiny electrical components and checking the layer fusion […]
We used to joke about Boston Dynamics’ robot dogs being used to control humans, and now they are: Singapore has deployed one to Bishan-Ang Moh Kio Park to monitor social distancing and blare warnings during the coronavirus pandemic. South China Morning Post: “Singapore has unveiled a four-legged robot programmed to keep park visitors tuned in […]
We’ve all grown accustomed to the new world order. And until we can go out and experience the world again like we used to, we’ll settle for the next best thing: bringing the world to our door. And if ever there was a time for wine (and lots of it), it’s now. So even if […]
With so many cheap and accessible streaming options out there for your entertainment, there likely aren’t many final sticking points keeping the last few of you tethered to a cable subscription. But one of those final questions stopping many from cutting the cord for good is, “How do I watch my local stations?” The Monster […]
As everyday carry (EDC) items go, we’re all looking for the same thing. We want items that help us all the time, don’t take up much space and generally make us look smart and cool. Hey, we’re simple creatures…and impressions matter. When you find an item that can check all three boxes, it’s worth a […]