From the vantage point of the human eye, the patterns of a microchip’s surface meld into an indiscernible mass. Under a carefully aimed microscope, however, it’s a world of silicon channels, gates, and transistors.
At first glance, it would seem that the journey of the Ring in The Lord of the Rings doesn’t span that great a period of time. This infographic highlights the history of the ring from forging to destruction: all 4,860 years and 7 ring bearers.
One of the benefits of tinkering with electronics and a familiarity with soldering irons is the ability to design interfaces the way you want them. In this case, it was more a redesign: moving the tiny and difficult to access...
If you’re not a fan of the touchpad-based swipe gestures in Windows 8 there is a way to completely disable them and reclaim your touchpad.
When it comes to the Sun, we’re most familiar with the wavelengths in the visible spectrum it beams down to Earth, but when viewed with the right equipment a rainbow of diverse wavelengths emerge.
If the weather is cold enough, it’s possible to toss a pot of boiling water in the air and be rewarded with a miniature snow cloud.
This Raspberry Pi powered hack turns the simple project board into a combination Pandora streamer/Airplay reciever.
This beautiful time-lapse video frames Australia’s newest radio telescope array against a backdrop of stars.
Sure most people are familiar with the popular consoles of the last three decades like the Sega Genesis or the Playstation, but what about the lesser known consoles like the Arcadia and the CD-i? Check out all the consoles bi...
Whether you’ve got fond memories of video arcades or you missed out on them entirely, this in-depth look the history and disappearance of American arcades is a fascinating look at early video game culture.
The Raspberry Pi, a credit-card sized computer, took the world by storm in 2012. Read on as we take an inside look at the board and the company behind it–and how they were shocked to sell almost a million of them instead of a thousand.
On the surface your operating system’s file system might just look like a big pile of folders, but surely there is more to it than that. Read on as we investigate what lies beneath the surface of the file system.