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Build your own singing Tesla coil

TinyTesla allows anyone to build a Tesla coil that shoots arcs of electricity and plays simple MIDI music files.

By July 21, 2014

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iPad Mini Retina: Peek inside with iFixit

The new tablet gets the very Apple-esque score of 2 out of 10 for repairability, due mainly to its hard-to-find screws and "copious amounts of adhesive."

By November 13, 2013

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Hex: an open-source, smartphone-controlled copter for just US$50

Ever wanted a quad- or hexacopter of your very own? Hex is a super-cool build-it-yourself kit for a quadcopter you can control with your smartphone.

By August 28, 2013

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The democratization of the drone

Homegrown electronics manufacturer Parallax is empowering a wave of DIY robotics, from flying quadcopters to programmable robots.

By June 22, 2013

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Smell the superhero: 'Iron Man 3' to get odor effects in Japan

The moviegoing experience is about to get more interactive in Japan with "Iron Man" 3 debuting in 4DX, complete with tilting seats and smells.

By April 17, 2013

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Artist creates stunning insects from old watch parts

Justin Gershenson-Gates makes incredibly complex mechanical bugs out of components found in decades-old timepieces. Crave checks in with the artist and his creepy-crawlies.

By November 21, 2012

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Tetris or treat! Playable pumpkin Tetris haunts Halloween

Forget candy. The coolest treat for Halloween this year is a playable pumpkin Tetris rigged with 128 LED lights.

By October 30, 2012

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EFI firmware protection locks down newer Macs

Apple's firmware password security is greatly enhanced in recent Mac models, making it a rather robust security feature.

By October 30, 2012

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This mandala melds religion and technology

Peek at this technological twist on the mandala -- a common symbol seen in Eastern religion -- made of microchips and other miscellaneous electronic components.

By September 18, 2012

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Ninja Blocks add spy power to everyday stuff

Computerized sensing platforms can tell you when your dog gets on the sofa or when someone tries to steal your morning newspaper. Throwing stars not included.

By April 18, 2012