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New malware roosting place: Inside your SD Card?

A pair of security researchers have figured out how to subvert tiny controller chips in flash-memory storage devices, an approach that could expose people's private data.

By Dec. 30, 2013

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Apple looks to outfit devices with solar power converters

A newly-published patent application proposes equipping portable devices with built-in technology that can directly convert solar power.

By Oct. 31, 2013

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Fish on Wheels lets your goldfish steer their own tank

A design studio has built an Arduino-powered fish tank on wheels that is steered, albeit unknowingly, by the fish swimming inside.

By Feb. 11, 2014

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Freescale's Internet-of-things controller chip cut down to size

Need an electronic brain for your keychain computer? Freescale's KL03, half the size of a golf ball dimple and costing 75 cents, might be just the thing.

By Feb. 25, 2014

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MacBook Pro Retina 2013 teardown: Tough fix, good parts

The new 15-inch and 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina models have a lot going for them, but repairability isn't one of them.

By Oct. 24, 2013

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Microsoft Surface 2 dinged for low repairability by iFixit

The Surface 2 received a 1 out of 10 rating for repairability, due mainly to the possibility of damaging the device while trying to open it.

By Oct. 23, 2013

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Freescale launches $149 Android wearables platform

At CES, the company announces Warp, an open-source electronics board it hopes developers will embrace for a wide range of wearable computing projects.

By Jan. 7, 2014

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DIY spy: Make your own WWII Enigma Machine

Make Alan Turing proud by crafting your own replica of the historic Enigma cryptomachine with this extensive tutorial by ST-Geotronics.

By Dec. 30, 2013

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Heads up, Intel: TI chips bring ARM to Arduino gadget market

A Texas Instruments ARM-based chip means hardware hackers who like Arduino will have another choice besides Intel's Quark for computing projects.

By Oct. 5, 2013

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Motion-powered bird backpacks take flight

Scientists develop lightweight, sensor-filled bird backpacks to track changes in migratory patterns.

By Jul. 29, 2013