This Tiny Electronic Dice Is Smaller Than the Ones in Your Yahtzee Box

Dice are probably the most common gaming devices in the world, and that’s because they’re remarkably good random number generators. True random number generation is essentially impossible, but dice get really close. Rolling dice is also fun, and most people aren’t interested in a digital alternative. But, let’s just say you have sleeping baby, and you still want to enjoy late-night Monopoly tournaments in your living room. If that’s the case, you’re in luck, because Zak Kemble designed an electronic dice you can build yourself.Sure, you could probably just download a dice app for your smartphone or something. But, this … Continue reading This Tiny Electronic Dice Is Smaller Than the Ones in Your Yahtzee Box

Finally There’s an All-in-One Craft Beer Brewing Machine for Your Countertop

If you don’t enjoy beer, you can go ahead and skip this article. For the other 95% of you, prepare to get excited! A nice craft beer is about as delicious as beverages get, and you may have even considered getting into the homebrewing scene yourself. But, typical homebrewing setups are expensive and take up a lot of space. That all changes now, thanks to the all-in-one countertop brewing machine BEERMKR.A standard homebrewing system is big and complicated, with different containers for each step of the brewing process. First, a big pot is used to make and boil the wort. The … Continue reading Finally There’s an All-in-One Craft Beer Brewing Machine for Your Countertop

Researchers Use WiFi to Count the Number of Individuals in a Crowd

Go to any crowded place, like a restaurant or retail store, and try to count how many individuals are in the room. You’re either going to put a significant amount of effort into tallying the group, or you’re going to give up in frustration as people move about and you lose track of them. Still, there are many situations when it’s useful to know how many people are in a crowd. This new technique from University of California Santa Barbara researchers can accurately count them using just off-the-shelf WiFi devices, and they don’t even need to be in the same room.There … Continue reading Researchers Use WiFi to Count the Number of Individuals in a Crowd

UK Regulator Fines Equifax £500,000 Over 2017 Data Breach

Atlanta-based consumer credit reporting agency Equifax has been issued a £500,000 fine by the UK’s privacy watchdog for its last year’s massive data breach that exposed personal and financial data of hundreds of millions of its customers. Yes, £500,000—that’s the maximum fine allowed by the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998, though the penalty is apparently a small figure for a $16 billion Source: Hackernews Continue reading UK Regulator Fines Equifax £500,000 Over 2017 Data Breach

217: Mastering the Messy Middle and Finishing Strong, With Scott Belsky of Behance

Subscribe to The Podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Spotify Scott Belsky, Founder, Behance Scott Belsky, Behance founder, investor, and author of the new book The Messy Middle, is a strong believer in putting in the hard work and then finishing strong. His eight-figure exit from Behance is a testament to this tenacity and determination. Behance came with its own set of challenges, but Belsky learned over the years that when it seems like things are falling apart, it could mean victory is right around the corner. Your near-meltdown might just be your “messy middle,” and sometimes being successful simply … Continue reading 217: Mastering the Messy Middle and Finishing Strong, With Scott Belsky of Behance

Grow Your Own Vertical Farm in This DIY, Raspberry Pi-Controlled, 3D-Printed Tower

Apartment dwellers are limited in what vegetables and herbs we can grow at home. Spreading plants out horizontally takes up a lot of space, so you may not have enough room even if you’ve got a large patio or indoor area to use. Fortunately, you can dramatically increase your arable density by stacking your plants vertically. The Little Green Tower is a DIY mist-based “vertical farm” that you can 3D print yourself to pack a lot of plants into a small space.Chris Johnson designed The Little Green Tower to be a vertical farm that automatically delivers nutrients, oxygen, and water via … Continue reading Grow Your Own Vertical Farm in This DIY, Raspberry Pi-Controlled, 3D-Printed Tower

Robotic Skins Turn Stuffed Animals — Or Anything Else — into Robots

Picture a robot in your mind. What you’re imagining is most likely something like Honda’s ASIMO humanoid robot, or a big industrial robot arm in an assembly plant. Or, maybe you’re just thinking about Rosie from The Jetsons. All of those robots have one thing in common: they were designed “top-down” with an ultimate purpose in mind. But, some situations require more flexibility, and that’s why Yale researchers developed these robotic skins that can be used to turn anything into a robot on the fly.Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, along with a team in her Yale lab, designed the robotic skin for NASA. Sending … Continue reading Robotic Skins Turn Stuffed Animals — Or Anything Else — into Robots

BioControle Turns Your Raspberry Pi into a Greenhouse Command Center

Setting up a greenhouse — or grow house if that’s your thing — is an expensive endeavor. Lights, irrigation, temperature control, and humidity control are all pricey systems, and then you need some way to monitor and control those systems if you want to grow anything efficiently. BioControle is a new Raspberry Pi add-on board from Upsilon Engineering that’s designed specifically to make that affordable and easy to configure.BioControle just launched on Kickstarter, and the campaign is seeking a modest $7,705 in funding by October 17th. It’s built with most of the control components you’d need for a small aquaponic or hydroponic garden, but … Continue reading BioControle Turns Your Raspberry Pi into a Greenhouse Command Center

Hackers Steal Customers' Credit Cards From Newegg Electronics Retailer

The notorious hacking group behind the Ticketmaster and British Airways data breaches has now victimized popular computer hardware and consumer electronics retailer Newegg. Magecart hacking group managed to infiltrate the Newegg website and steal the credit card details of all customers who entered their payment card information between August 14 and September 18, 2018, according to a joint Source: Hackernews Continue reading Hackers Steal Customers' Credit Cards From Newegg Electronics Retailer