Here's more wonderful stuff from Brett Dickins, AKA MechanicalSculptor, who makes wall-hung mechanical clockworks that explode/disintegrate/transform and reform. I'm absolutely besotted by the self-sawing piece around 1:55.
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 been cooped up in the house for way too long. Even though we’re all trying to be more health-conscious these days, the confinement is likely doing a number on both the physical and psychological health of millions. Young or old, male or female, it’s time for many to take some proactive steps toward […]
At some point in the future, global communications networks will likely reach one standardized protocol that everyone uses. If you look back over the past few decades, there’s a decent chance that when the story of digital networking is finally settled once and for all, it’s Cisco and Cisco-based systems that the globe will be […]
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 […]