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Awesome Robotic Hand Created From Desktop Coffee Machine

Skilled maker and engineer Evan Booth has dismantled and transformed an off-the-shelf Keurig Coffee Maker into a robotic hand in 199 hours, 56 minutes, and 36 seconds. Watch the build process captured below and condensed down to just four minutes to see how Booth has created a robotic hand using only one single Keurig used (K350/300 2.0 Brewer) together with adhesives and a 12v external power supply.   Build details: • One single Keurig used (K350/300 2.0 Brewer) • The…

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ReSpeaker Adds Voice Interaction To Almost Anything

Makers, developers and hobbyists who would like the ability to add voice interaction to their projects, may be interested in a new piece of hardware which has been created by Seeed in the form of the ReSpeaker. Check out the video below to learn more about ReSpeaker and how it can be easily added to a wide variety of different projects thanks to its open source modular design. Once connected to your device or project the ReSpeaker allows you to…

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Scubajet Versatile Water Sports Water Jet Engine

Anyone who enjoys watersports either canoeing, diving, SUP or general waterborne activities, may be interested in a new watersports water jet engine called the Scubajet which has been created by Patrizia Giovanniello based in Austria. Watch the video below to learn more about this flexible watersports jet engine which is taken to Kickstarter to raise €150,000 over the next 30 days to make the leap into production.   Water sports are a great way to exercise, but in life, it’s…

Gadgets

MIT researchers develop a low-cost device to monitor home power consumption

A team of researchers at MIT has developed a device designed to give home owners a better picture of how much power their individual appliances are eating up. The gadget, which was outlined in a paper published in a recent edition of the IEEE Sensors Journal, offers a simple installation process that involves securing it over a power line with a zip tie. The stamp-size sensor self-calibrates and is capable of monitoring individual appliances courtesy of software developed by the team,…

Gadgets

Google’s Omnitone surround sound project brings us closer to web

As has been the case with so many industries, the pendulum of VR will eventually swing back from dedicated apps towards web-based systems — and when that happens, Google will be ready. It published details of a new method for delivering serious surround sound over the web, a system it calls Omnitone . Plain ol’ multi-channel surround sound may be fine for watching a movie on a flat screen, but when you’re navigating a virtual environment with total spatial autonomy,…

Smartphones

This Is The New LG V20 Smartphone

LG has been teasing their latest flagship smartphone, the LG V20 ahead of its launch next month and now we have a photo of the handset. The photo of the new LG V20 was posted online by Evan Blass and it gives us a look at the design of LG’s latest smartphone. LG have not revealed many specifications for the handset so far, what we do know is that the device will feature B&O Play Audio and will come with…

Smartphones

Asus ZenWatch 3 To Be Announced August 31st

We recently heard that the new Asus ZenWatch 3 would be made official at IFA and now it looks like we have a date for the smart watches announcement. Asus will unveil their new Asus ZenWatch 3 smartwatch at a press event on the 31st of August, the company recently teased the device on Twitter. The time for something incredible is now! #IFA16 #ASUS pic.twitter.com/D7GgqHJvUW — ASUS (@ASUS) 17 August 2016 The existing ZenWatch has a square design but we…

Smartphones

OnePlus 3 Gets Oxygen OS 3.5 Community Build

OnePlus has released a new community build (beta) of OxygenOS 3.5 for their OnePlus 3 smartphone and the update is designed to address a number of issues. One OnePlus 3 Oxygen OS 3.5 community build update comes with a range of bug fixes, performance improvements and more. What is OxygenOS 3.5? Put simply, we think it’s a better OxygenOS. New features include: •    Several UI improvements •    New and improved OnePlus apps, including clock, weather and file manager •    Improved…

Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Available for Pre

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was announced a few days back, and is already up for pre-orders in the US. The handset is set to hit retail in the US on August 19th, and in Europe on September 2nd. If you’re interested in picking up the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the UK, you’ll be glad to know that Unlocked Mobiles is now taking pre-orders of the device for £674.98. The official price of the handset is £699.99 so you’re going to save…

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Raspberry Pi Powered Table Football Instant Replay System (video)

If you would like to bask in the glory when you score a goal on your table football you might be interested in a new Raspberry Pi powered instant replay system which has been specifically created to capture all the highlights of your table football game. The Foosball Instant Replay system is now available to download from the GitHub website and provides everything you need apart from the hardware and of course the football table to help you set up…

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Unique TVPRO HD6 Windows 10 Mini PC Unveiled For $146

A new windows 10 mini PC has been unveiled this week in the form of the TVPRO HD6, which incorporates a web camera and looks more like Microsoft’s Kinect rather than the slew of rectangular boxes to normally associated with mini PCs. The unique TVPRO HD6 is now available to purchase from the likes of AliExpress priced at $146 and ships complete with a QWERTY keyboard and air mouse. Internally the TVPRO HD6 is powered by an Intel Atom Z3735F…

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Caleiduino Digital Sound Reactive Arduino Kaleidoscope (video)

Arduino enthusiasts looking for inspiration for the next project may be interested in this new piece of hardware call the Caleiduino which takes the form of a digitally sound reactive Arduino kaleidoscope. Watch the video below to learn more about the effects that can be created using the Caleiduino Arduino kaleidoscope which is being created using an Arduino Nano which is being combined with a TFT 1.8 “display, an analog 3-axis accelerometer GY-61, a piezoelectric, a switch, and a 9V…