Episode 015 – Sleepy 5g Routers

Present Real-Time Motion Capture Firm Faceshift May Have Been Acquired by Apple http://www.macrumors.com/2015/09/04/faceshift-motion-capture-acquired/ What does Faceshift do? Using depth cameras such as Intel RealSense, they can observe a user’s face and translate their facial expressions to an avatar. That sounds…silly. What’s it useful for? Gaming. Read More …

Episode 014 – Ad-Free 10G Dishwashers

On today’s program… A cloudy phone, Netflix on the nightshift, Hulu sorta ad free, an insane laptop, the humble dishwasher, the Tesla Model 3, and more! Present Ex-Android and HTC employees launch Robin, a “cloud-first” smartphone http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/09/ex-android-and-htc-employees-launch-robin-a-cloud-first-smartphone/ A matter of storage 32GB local + 100GB Read More …

Episode 013 – Extreme Font Hypermiling

Present Europe’s Extremely Large Telescope to be… extremely large! (ERIC) http://gizmodo.com/look-how-extremely-large-europes-extremely-large-telesc-1703844268 Intel targets gamers with sixth-gen ‘Skylake’ CPU launch (Ethan) http://www.engadget.com/2015/08/05/intel-skylake-desktop-enthusiast-cpus/ Intel Core M being tested in phones (Eric) http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/02/intel-s-core-m-processors-are-being-tested-in-phones/ I’m now an Estonian e-resident, but I still don’t know what to do with it Read More …

Episode 011 – Prosthetic Phone Diving

Present Programs patching programs http://developers.slashdot.org/story/15/07/10/132204/computer-program-fixes-old-code-faster-than-expert-engineers http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/computer-program-fixes-old-code-faster-than-expert-engineers-0609 MIT Software called Helium. “revamps and fine-tunes code without ever needing the original source, in a matter of hours or even minutes.” The process works like this: “The team started with a simple building block of programming that’s nevertheless Read More …

Episode 008 – Solar Powered Dragonfly Modems

Present Microduino mCookie: The smallest electronic modules on LEGO® https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/microduino/microduino-mcookie-the-smallest-electronic-modules What is Arduino? Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It’s an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller Read More …