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Name your price for maker books on Humble Bundle

Pay what you want for various Make publications that show how to make rockets, robots, bicycles and other contraptions while raising money for the Maker Education Initiative.

By November 12, 2015


Joseph Joseph Can-Do opens cans another way

The Joseph Joseph Can-Do Can Opener features a unique shape. With the handle on top, the can opener is designed for lefty or righty usage.

By October 14, 2014


Google funds million-dollar contest for better power electronics

The Little Box Challenge is designed to shrink the size of power inverters, devices used in solar panels and electric cars. It's part of Google's effort to improve its green-tech image.

By July 22, 2014


To build a better chicken roaster

The Williams-Sonoma Ultimate Chicken Roaster suspends the bird over the cooking surface. The chicken contraption is designed for indoor or outdoor use.

By May 12, 2014


How to make a wearable gadget the Fitbit way

At the first Wearable Technology Show in London, Fitbit lays out its principles for the modern gadget in the online, mobile, wireless world.

By March 18, 2014


Split the typing difference with KeMice keyboard

This Indiegogo concept is designed to be compact, portable, and mouse-like. Would you split your keys?

By August 19, 2013


Google CFO denies Samsung conflict

"I think that both Samsung and ourselves have benefited not only on the Android side but also on the Chrome side," says Google CFO Patrick Pichette.

By March 1, 2013


At Maker Faire, giant mousetrap crushes a taxi

The crew of a human-size version of the board game Mousetrap--think bowling balls instead of those tiny metal marbles--arrived in New York this week with the aim of using the proudly inefficient machine to flatten one of the city's yellow cabs.

By September 26, 2010


Mega Rube Goldberg gizmo: 300 steps to pop balloon

A Purdue University team outdoes itself with a record-breaking device that peels fruit, makes hamburgers, and toasts bread. There's no app for that.

By April 9, 2012


Zuckerberg-Page: Behold the next tech CEO duel

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Larry Page will have their duels throughout the years. Those duels are likely to pick up once Facebook raises truckloads of cash.

By February 1, 2012