Michael Pick created a fully-functional miniature "iMac", slicing down a Raspberry Pi 4 (with a Dremel!) to fit inside his custom-printed case. He takes us through the process of designing the device and assembling it; the keyboard is the only retail item left unhacked. At that size, you'd never know it was running Twister OS, a Linux distribution for the Pi designed to look and feel as close to Windows or MacOS as possible.
Failed soufflés fill this week's tabloids: unpalatable stories full of hot air that quickly deflate, devoid of nutritious content and depressingly indigestible. "Harry & Meghan. What Really Happened," screams the cover of the 'National Enquirer.' "Kate Sets The Record Straight. Who's to Blame. Furious Fights. William's Tears." READ THE REST
Michael Goodwin, the author of the excellent comic book guide to economics, called Economix, has a new comic on his website looking at why the stock market is doing well even though the economy is not. READ THE REST
Amazon has a good deal right now on an Echo Dot and a Plum Sengled Bluetooth bulb. I use Echo Dots around the house to play the news, podcasts, audiobooks, and to control various smart systems and devices. READ THE REST
Keyboards and mice are fine for surfing the web. They're fine for working in spreadsheets, assembling a text document or for sorting through emails. But when users need precision control, the old keyboard and mouse often don't quite cut it anymore. For gamers, they turn to souped-up joysticks with a host of extra buttons and… READ THE REST
"Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door." That century-old quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson (sort of) is just as true today. If you build a better product, offer a better service or create a better infrastructure for customers, then with a bit of time and attention, the world… READ THE REST
"The smaller the headphone, the more meticulously built it has to be. The Freedom+ is pure precision." – CES 2020 Innovation Awards Earbuds come and go. But when your earbuds attract awards from the hyper-vigilant gatekeepers of CES, you've clearly gone above and beyond the norm. That's how those industry mainstays are judging the Freedom+… READ THE REST