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Here's how you make a 3D printing gun using Lego http://engt.co/1CmjeEy  pic.twitter.com/ZBFc50xZL2
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Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story Than a Human Reporter? | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

2012 Apr 26, 9:53

As Hammond explained what he did, the critic became agitated. Times are tough enough in journalism, he said, and now you’re going to replace writers with robots? “I just looked at him,” Hammond recalls, “and asked him: Have you ever seen a reporter at a Little League game? That’s the most important thing about us. Nobody has lost a single job because of us.” At least not yet.

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Word Lens augmented reality app instantly translates whatever you point it at -- Engadget

2010 Dec 17, 6:17
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google-caja - Project Hosting on Google Code

2010 May 6, 7:22"Caja allows websites to safely embed DHTML web applications from third parties, and enables rich interaction between the embedding page and the embedded applications. It uses an object-capability security model to allow for a wide range of flexible security policies, so that the containing page can effectively control the embedded applications' use of user data and to allow gadgets to prevent interference between gadgets' UI elements."PermalinkCommentssecurity web browser web-sandbox caja google javascript html technical

WebSandbox - Microsoft Live Labs

2010 May 6, 7:16"Today web gadgets, mashup components, advertisements, and other 3rd party content on websites either run with full trust alongside your content or are isolated inside of IFrames. As a result, many modern web applications are intrinsically insecure, often with unpredictable service quality. Live Labs Web Sandbox addresses this problem."PermalinkCommentsweb browser web-sandbox technical javascript html windows live security sandbox microsoft silverlight

How Flash Drives and Social Engineering can Compromise Networks

2010 Jan 22, 1:44"He seeded the customer's parking lot with USB flash drives, each of which had a Trojan horse installed on it. When the employees arrived for work in the morning, they were quite excited to find the free gadgets laying around the parking lot. Employees eagerly collected the USB drives and plugged them into the first computers they came across: their own workstations."PermalinkCommentsvia:ericlaw security usb windows social-engineering computer technical

Make: Online : Hack the box to get to the phone

2009 Dec 31, 4:40"Nokia has been struggling a bit this year, but this "hack it" to get your phone unboxing is pretty interesting. Once you "root" the box it opens up and a little puff of smoke appears, along with your phone (if you're a phone / gadget reviewer)." Makes me wonder how many devs and engineers they had working on the box to contain this phone.PermalinkCommentsphone video cellphone hack

Time lapse: Public helps build massive Lego light bulb | Boing Boing Gadgets

2009 Aug 4, 7:34PermalinkCommentsvideo time-lapse lego light-bulb

RSS Pillow | Boing Boing Gadgets

2009 Jul 1, 6:06Its an RSS logo pillow: looks good! But it does not help you get to sleep by reading New York Times RSS feeds to you...PermalinkCommentshumor rss cute pillow wishlist technical

speak-er

2009 Mar 22, 11:03'Speaker are high-quality multimedia speakers that plug directly into your computer or MP3 player. Their iconic shape put the "speak" in speakers. Set includes a left and right speaker and power adapter.'PermalinkCommentsspeaker purchase design shopping gadget comic

The world's shortest escalator - Boing Boing Gadgets

2009 Feb 27, 11:31"World's Shortest Escalator - certified by the Guinness Book of Records"PermalinkCommentshumor video escalator

Meteorology Law of the People's Republic of China -- china.org.cn

2009 Feb 4, 4:16From Sorting it all Out wrt the weather gadget in Vista's sidebar, this link to China's laws on weather forecast: "Article 22 The State applies a unified system for the issue of public meteorological forecast and severe weather warning... No other organizations or individuals may issue to the community such forecast or warning." "Article 25 When the media, including radio, television, newspaper and telecommunication, issue to the community public meteorological forecast or severe weather warning, they shall use the latest meteorological information provided by a meteorological office... Part of the revenues from the distribution of meteorological information shall be drawn to support the development of meteorological service." Whether an application is legally allowed to provide a weather forecast is not an attribute I would have imagined necessary for a localization API.PermalinkCommentsvia:michael-kaplan china law legal politics weather forecast localization

nru, another step towards magical augmented reality phones - Boing Boing Gadgets

2009 Jan 20, 2:20"Because the G1 has a compass inside, nru presents its data as a sonar-like spinning map when held parallel to the ground, but presents a snazzy augmented reality overlay when tipped up towards the horizon. It's easier to grok when you can see it in motion; there's a video up above."PermalinkCommentsg1 phone cellphone compass geolocation video android

Solar power for cheap cold food and pure water - Short Sharp Science - New Scientist

2009 Jan 8, 5:06"But low-tech ways to harness the Sun's energy can have big impacts too, as these two new simple solar gadgets for use in poor areas of the world show: a solar-powered fridge and a drinking water steriliser, without a single moving part between them."PermalinkCommentssolar solar-power news science drinking-water water

"Ever since I started working with Motorola" - Google Search

2008 Nov 25, 2:48Motorola viral marketing appears in forums all over the place. Wow. This link from the comments of .PermalinkCommentsvia:boingboing.comments marketing advertising motoral phone cellphone viral-marketing

Is there a Gadget API for the new home screen?

2008 Nov 15, 12:45Lame: "Question: Is it possible for us to write custom gadgets for the home screen like the clock or the Google search box? Is there a public API for this purpose? ... No, such an API does not exist and won't exist in 1.0."PermalinkCommentsdevelopment google android g1 howto

G1 Android Phone

2008 Nov 9, 11:29

T-Mobile G1 Wallpapers by romainguy
I finally replaced my old regular cell-phone which was literally being held together by a rubber band with a fancy new G1, my first Internet accessible phone.

I had to call the T-Mobile support line to get data added to my plan and the person helping me was disconcertingly friendly. She asked about my weekend plans and so I felt compelled to ask her the same. Her plans involved replacing her video card so she could get back to World of Warcraft and do I enjoy computer gaming? I couldn't tell if she was genuine or if she was signing me up for magazines.

I was with Sarah in her new car, trying out the phone's GPS functionality via Google Maps while she drove. I switched to Street View and happened to find my car. It was a weird feeling, kind of like those Google conspiracy videos.

The phone runs Google's open source OS and I really enjoy the application API. Its all in Java and URIs and mime-types are sort of basics. Rather than invoking the builtin item picker control directly you invoke an 'intent' specifying the URI of your list of items, a mime-type describing the type of items in the list, and an action 'PICK' and whatever is registered as the picker on the system pops up and lets the user pick from that list. The same goes if you want to 'EDIT' an image, or 'VIEW' an mp3.

I wanted to replace the Google search box gadget that appears on the home screen with my own search box widget that uses OpenSearch descriptors but apparently in the current API you can't make home screen gadgets without changing parts of the OS. My other desired application is something to replace this GPS photo tracker device by recording my location to a file and an additional program on my computer to apply those locations to photos.

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Unbreakable Fighting Umbrella Splits Watermelons, Defends Presidents | Gadget Lab from Wired.com

2008 Jul 14, 2:15"The entourage of the Philippine president, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, has an unusual secret weapon. Her security team defends the head of the government with umbrellas. Not ordinary umbrellas, but unbreakable fighting umbrellas."PermalinkCommentshumor video weapon security umbrella

The Fulgurator fulgurates (?) subliminal messages on photographs - Boing Boing Gadgets

2008 Jun 25, 11:59Cool hack but I'd be irritated if my photos we're messed up. "a camera-like device that implants messages in a sub-visible spectrum on its object. These messages are invisible to the naked eye, but are clearly visible when photographed. "PermalinkCommentsvideo photography humor camera hack
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