Latest iOS 12.2 Update Patches Some Serious Security Vulnerabilities

Apple on Monday released iOS 12.2 to patch a total of 51 security vulnerabilities in its mobile operating system that affects iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation. A majority of vulnerabilities Apple patched this month reside in its web rendering engine WebKit, which is used by many apps and web browsers running on the Apple’s operating system. According to Source: Hackernews Continue reading Latest iOS 12.2 Update Patches Some Serious Security Vulnerabilities

A Completely Homebrew Interpretation of Retro Video Game Consoles

As a general rule, we humans tend to have the strongest nostalgia for whatever was popular when we were kids or teenagers. That extends to video games, and means many of us have a lot of nostalgia for video game consoles from the 8-bit and 16-bit era. For that reason, a lot of games have been created in recent years that have the look and feel of retro games from that time. But Sérgio Vieira wasn’t satisfied with just creating a retro-style game, and instead built an entire homebrew console inspired by the classics.Vieira didn’t just want to emulate a … Continue reading A Completely Homebrew Interpretation of Retro Video Game Consoles

This Tiny RC Car Speedometer Is Actually Functional

A major part of the appeal of RC cars is the detail that can be put into them. It’s not uncommon for a high-end RC car to have a full interior, working headlights, and even steering wheels that actually turn. But for obvious reasons related to size constraints, it’s rare to see anything functional inside of an RC car. That’s why Cpomeroy2’s tiny, working RC car speedometer is so impressive, and they have a tutorial explaining how they made it.This speedometer was created for a lightweight Land Rover RC car, and as you can clearly see in the video, it is … Continue reading This Tiny RC Car Speedometer Is Actually Functional

Polar Drawing Machine Made with Simple Tools

It’s amazing the kind of things that people make with sophisticated equipment. However, if you only have access to fairly basic hand/power tools, you can still make something awesome. As shown in the Mr. Innovative video below, he was able to create a polar plotter using little more than a saw and handheld rotary tool.The device uses a stepper motor to rotate its turntable via a toothed belt, along with a second belt section glued to it to act as external teeth. The second axis of movement is an overhead gantry actuated about by a second stepper/toothed belt. This belt pulls … Continue reading Polar Drawing Machine Made with Simple Tools

HELLCOUCH Is a Literal Couch Co-Op Game Built on an Arduino

Multiplayer video games are certainly still popular, but couch co-op is a dying genre. Despite it’s waning popularity, couch co-op is something many of us gamers love and have fond memories of. HELLCOUCH is a literal couch co-op game that takes the idea in an absurd direction by challenging players to exorcise a demon by sitting down.If that sounds like a strange concept for a game, that’s because it definitely is. But, it’s also intriguing. In order to release the demon from the couch, players have to successfully perform “the sacred butt ritual.” That involves standing up and sitting down in … Continue reading HELLCOUCH Is a Literal Couch Co-Op Game Built on an Arduino

Large Snake-Like, 3D-Printed Desk Lamp

If you need a desk lamp, a quick trip to the store — or whatever online outlet you frequent — is all it takes. If, however, you’d like something entirely unique, then that will cost you a bit more effort. As seen in his project write-up, Dr. Scott M. Baker designed and built a big and bendable lamp.Inspiration for the build came when Baker found an interesting lamp design on Thingiverse, which was in turn based on a flexible dust collection hose, and looks very similar to much smaller coolant hoses used to shoot air or liquid in an industrial environment. He, in turn, modified … Continue reading Large Snake-Like, 3D-Printed Desk Lamp

Alpha V1 Customizable Robotics Remote Control

Building a remote-controlled robot is a challenging task. Depending on what your goals are, you need to source the correct motors, dev board(s), and mechanical components, then put everything together and program it. Oh, and you’ll also need some sort of human-machine interface, e.g. remote control. While you can get away with Bluetooth on your smartphone, re-purposing a stock controller, or slapping together something custom, there’s a very good chance that this part of your design will be comparatively lacking. If only there was something that looked great and could be modified to exactly your needs…Such is the goal of the … Continue reading Alpha V1 Customizable Robotics Remote Control

Wear This Music and Dance Reactive Flower Crown to Your Next Music Festival

Music festivals aren’t just about the music, they’re about the overall experience. A big part of that experience is the fashion and style that is unique to music festivals, and they provide an opportunity to wear things you wouldn’t normally wear in your everyday life. That’s the part of the market Bluum is designed to fill, and it’s doing that with music and dance reactive LEDs.Bluum just launched on Kickstarter, and is an LED flower crown that responds to your movement and the music around you. The crown itself resembles that flower crown Snapchat filter that millennials seem to love so … Continue reading Wear This Music and Dance Reactive Flower Crown to Your Next Music Festival

NexDock 2 Turns Your Smartphone Into a Laptop

What computer do you use the most when you’re not at work? If you’re like most people, it isn’t a desktop or even a laptop, it’s your smartphone. That makes sense given how powerful smartphones are these days, and that they can do virtually everything an actual computer can do. The only thing holding you back from ditching your laptop entirely is likely your smartphone’s small screen and lack of keyboard, but the new NexDock 2 gives you those and turns your smartphone into a laptop.NexDock 2 recently launched on Kickstarter, and has already reached nearly three times its funding goal. … Continue reading NexDock 2 Turns Your Smartphone Into a Laptop