Hackaday
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In a move that would induce ire in Lord Helmet, [Kedar Nimbalkar] has hacked together a simple yet effective WiFi jammer that comes with a handful of features certain to frustrate whomever has provoked its wrath. The jammer is an ESP8266 development board running some additional custom code accessed and controlled by a cell phone. From the interface, [Nimbalkar] is able to target a WiFi network and boot all the devices off the network by de-authenticating them. Another method is to flood the airspace with bogus SSIDs to make connecting to a valid network a drawn-out affair. This kind of signal interruption is almost certainly illegal where you live. It does no permanent damage, but once again raises the existing deauth exploit and SSID loophole. [Nimbalkar]'s purpose in building this was for educational purposes and to highlight weaknesses in 802.
Hackaday
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It's reportedly the smallest Wave Blaster add-on board available, which is awesome. If you're sticking it on top of your Sound Blaster 16, yes, it's pointless you're not exactly short on room. But if you want to integrate this with a compact microcontroller project ? Size matters. Yes, you can feed this thing MIDI signals and it'll sing for you. A hot tip for the uninitiated: MIDI speaks serial, just like everything and everyone else. Your grandma learned to speak it in the war, you know. Your options for hooking this up are either slotting it into a Wave Blaster compatible card, or buying the carrier board that allows you to use it with a Game Port, in addition to custom-wiring it to your own hardware. We'd love to see this as a HAT for the Raspberry Pi Zero. Do it, send it in and we'll write it up. We've seen [Serdashop]'s hardware here before namely, the earlier Dreamblaster X2 . Video below the break. Filed under: musical hacks
Fox News
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Daily Mail - Australia
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A young quadriplegic man had his freedom stripped away when his custom made buggy was stolen from his Pagewood home, Sydney, in June. The man responsible avoided jail time on Wednesday.
Mashable
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You miss your pet when you're not at home, right? Totally. This might help: send an airtight bag of its fur to Analog Watch Co., and they'll (allegedly) send you a hairy "custom to order timepiece" that you can wear everywhere. The new watch line is called the Companion Collection, and it will (maybe) bring you one step closer to what you've always wanted smelling, looking and being exactly like your pet. See, look. Twins. SEE ALSO: No silly human, you may not take this cat's hard-earned money Image: Analog Watch Co. How does one make a cat fur watch, you wonder? That's fair here's a video detailing how they (claim to) pull it off. Read more... More about Animals , April Fools Day , Watercooler , and Watercooler
Digital Trends
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According to various Nintendo Switch owners on the internet, some docks are leaving permanent scratches on the plastic screen of the device. One custom solution is this Nintendo 64 mod from Youtuber Tettzan Zone. The post What is dead may never die: A broken N64 is turned into a Nintendo Switch dock appeared first on Digital Trends .
TIME - Top Stories
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It's only natural that someone should bring Game of Thrones to lifewith some over the top wedding theme ideas. Finally, a photographer, a team of creative vendors, and a few Targaryen and Stark-lookalike models managed to to just that, advertising a Westerosi affair worthy of the royalty of the Seven Kingdoms. From the locationat a bona fide castle in the Blue Ridge Mountainsto the medieval-style feast, handmade invitations with wax seals and stylized calligraphy, and elaborate custom-made gowns, furs, and elaborate jewels, no detail was spared in turning fantasy into reality, certainly fit for any monarch sitting the Iron Throne. The team even brought in a direwolf (well, a regal wolfdog) from a nearby sanctuary to complete the scene in signature Stark style. And the cake? A three-tier homage to Daenerys's beloved dragon eggs , of course.
Fast Company
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How Northwell and agency JWT New York focused on creating a brand act over a brand ad, and ended up with innovation that helps people. How Northwell and agency JWT New York focused on creating a brand act over a brand ad, and ended up with innovation that helps people. Two weeks ago, a story in The New York Times introduced us to Dan Lasko , a 34-year-old Afghanistan war veteran, as he first got in the pool to test of The Fin, a first of its kind custom-fitted 3D-printed prosthetic leg created for amputees to go straight from land into the water and back. Lasko's goal was to swim again with his kids, without the hassle or challenge of hopping around a pool deck on one leg. For him, this piece of 3D engineering was going to be a life changer. Read Full Story
Core77
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"The Nike Air Vapormax is the lightest, most high performing, most flexible Air Max we've ever created, weighing at just 8.8 oz in a men's size 9 and with a range of motion similar to the Nike Free RN." There was also a chance for visitors to customize their own pair of Vapomax sneakers in an ultra fancy Nike id room, a room dedicated to the history of Nike's air technology and a small exhibit centered around this year's Vote Forward contest. The first sneaker to incorporate air technology! Notice it's not visible in the sole yet. A cool display featuring inspiration for the Vote Forward contest. Cool display Pt. 2 Nike id options The third floor of the exhibit had a few more surprises—my favorite being a wall of custom Air Max sneakers designed by Alex Lee and Ava Nirui. Their cheeky designs all play on the name 'Air Max' in different ways: "Food Processair" "Horticultair" "Erasair" "Air RC" Nike Soho Nike's new multi-level retail complex in Soho was the hub of the celebration, housing multiple installations, interactive activities and most importantly, a ton of free stuff (no complaints).
MacRumors
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The Night Shift options are located in the display section of System Preferences. Click on the Apple icon in the menu bar and select System Preferences. Choose the " Displays " icon. There are three tabs in this menu: Display, Color, and Night Shift. Choose Night Shift. From the "Schedule" option, choose either "Sunset to Sunrise" or "Custom." As the name suggests, the "Sunset to Sunrise" option causes Night Shift to turn on automatically each night when the sun sets and turn off when the sun rises. It's based on your local sunset and sunrise times. This option requires your location to be enabled in Security Privacy Preferences so your Mac knows where you are in the world. The Custom" option lets you choose a specific start and end time for Night Shift to turn on. With a custom setting, it will turn on and off at the same time each night based on the time that you choose.
MacRumors
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Hackaday
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This was particularly useful as it allowed the creation of custom buttons and small parts that just fit normally such parts are made from stock pieces that are then modified. The build also features a few other cool features there's a breakout box which allows the connection of extra controllers, as well as hosting AV out for hooking up to a television. The breakout box connects to the portable over an HDMI cable. It's a tidy choice it's a standard cable that has an abundance of conductors available so you don't have to be particularly tricky to get 3 controllers and a few analog signals talking over it. In the end, [Downing] wouldn't use SLA printing again for the case itself the process was too slow and expensive. In this respect, FDM may require more work after printing but it still comes out ahead in terms of time and money.
DW
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In Kyrgyzstan, a young woman is abducted roughly every 40 minutes. ‘Ala kachuu’ is the name for the tradition dating from nomadic times. The old custom is becoming more and more common. Women are being kidnapped and forced to marry.
DW
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In Kyrgyzstan, a young woman is abducted roughly every 40 minutes. ‘Ala kachuu’ is the name for the tradition dating from nomadic times. The old custom is becoming more and more common. Women are being kidnapped and forced to marry.
Core77
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Hackaday
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It's hard to imaging this build would be possible without the people numerous who pitched in at the Toronto Hacklab for the assembly process. The resulting 17 foot square dancefloor is a work of art, with custom programmed graphics responding to dancers moves, and even a few games along the lines of Dance Dance Revolution built in. After watching the video below, how many of you will secretly want one? We've brought you quite a few dance floor projects over the years. Memorable was this one using a glass floor suspended over a swimming pool , but there has also been more than one student project floor . Filed under: led hacks
Hackaday
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The result is a clear band of bright spots representing the geosynchronous satellites visible from [Justin]'s location in Brazil. Modifications are definitely on the docket for [Justin], including better equipment that will allow him to image the galactic center. There may be some pointers for him in our coverage of a tiny SDR-based radio telescope , or from this custom receiver that can listen to Jupiter . Filed under: radio hacks
Hackaday
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There's something to be said for economies of scale and few things sell more than cell phones. Maybe that's why [NODE] took inspiration from an iPhone slide out keyboard case to create this Pi Zero W-based portable terminal . This is actually his third iteration, and in the video below he explains why he has built the new version. By housing the custom bits in a 3D-printed frame that is size compatible with the iPhone, [NODE] manages to leverage the slick slide out keyboard cases available for the phone. The iPhone in question is an older iPhone 5, so the cases are inexpensive, compared to the latest generation. On the other hand, the iPhone 5 is recent enough that it should be hard to find a compatible case. The circuitry itself is pretty straightforward: a battery, a charge controller, and an LCD display. The only complaint we could see was the lack of a control key on the keyboard.
Red Bull
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Click here to rethink the terrain park with Mark McMorris: http://win.gs/Uncorked Technical features over technical tricks is the mandate for McMorris and Toutant’s new project, 'Uncorked'. Mark McMorris and Sebastien Toutant are two of the best in the business of slopestyle snowboarding. They can go bigger and flip faster than us mere mortals will ever be able to, and they each have a bag o' tricks that go deep enough to keep them at the top of podiums around the world. ...But snowboarding's not always about the gnarliest tricks and mega kickers, and the boys aren't keen on progressing the sport to just become that. 'Uncorked' is their take on growing snowboarding through creative features, high speed shredding, and stomping classic tricks with the style and ease of a winter Sensei. So sit back and enjoy 'Uncorked', and let it be a reminder to us all how much snowboarding fu**ing rules.
EVO
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Tom Wiltshire 23 Mar 2017 Porsche’s Exclusive bespoke division has created some amazing cars over the years – building limited-run special editions for collectors and Porsche lovers. Often featuring custom coachwork and tuned engines, some of these cars are very much sought after by car collectors today. Porsche has now released a video showing off some of its own favourites. You can find out more about the cars below... First up is the 2012 911 Club Coupe. Celebrating the 60 th anniversary of Porsche clubs, only 13 of them were built – in a specially nostalgic colour scheme of dark green over a brown interior. Image 1 of 5 Image 1 of 5 A year earlier, the company celebrated 25 years of Porsche Exclusive, and so created the 997 911 Speedster as a present to itself. With a shortened windscreen and speedsterdouble-bubblerear end, it’s less exclusivePorsche Exclusive built 356 of them.
Techradar
7 days
Connected pet feeders, connected kettles, connected hairbrushes there have been some quite silly connected devices launched to take advantage of the internet of things boom. But this concept idea out of Japan's Android Experiments Objects showcase is a case for how the IoT can take a ubiquitous household item and make it fantastically more useful. The Magic Calendar', from designer Kosho Tsuboi, is an e-paper screen that syncs with your Google Calendar, effectively giving an internet-connected twist to your standard wall-hanging day planner. Here's a video of the concept in action: A magic reimagining The details are slim (and not made any easier to discern thanks to the video's Japanese origins), but essentially the Magic Calendar would make use of a custom Android app to pull in real-time data from your Google calendar. It's a great idea add an event to your phone's Google Calendar app, and have it added to the physical e-paper calendar too.
Hackaday
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The final version was made from aluminium-coated sandwich-panel. He used an online service to photo-etch the markings, and then a milling machine to carve out the various windows and mounting holes. The rear panel is a tinted acrylic with laser engraving, which makes the neatly laid out innards visible for viewers to appreciate. The wooden frame is made from 40-year-old Mahogany, sourced from an old family heirloom desk. All of this hard work results in a really professional looking product. The electronics are mostly off the shelf modules, except for the custom built LED driver boards. The heart of the device is an Arduino Mega because of the large number of outputs it provides. There are seven LED driver boards based around the Maxim 7221 (PDF) serial interface LED drivers two to drive the inner and outer ring LEDs, and the others for the various seven-segment displays.
BBC Parliament
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and they control 100% of the tickets. We could create a custom solution for those guys. They had a problem and said what's the solution and that was what we put in place. Ryder Cup was another client using exactly the same service. But it's not viable client using exactly the same.
Windows Blog
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To wrap up the “New Year, New Devblog series, we’ll go into using Windows 10 IoT Core and show how easy it is to start developing applications to deploy on IoT devices such as the Raspberry Pi 3. If you havent had a chance to read the first two posts in this series, you can find them here: New Year, New Dev: Sharpen your C# Skills New Year, New Dev: Developing your idea into a UWP app Let’s begin by explaining what Windows 10 IoT Core actually is. Windows 10 IoT Core is a version of Windows 10 that is optimized to run on smaller IoT devices, with or without a display, that allows you to build apps using the rich Universal Windows Platform (UWP). In fact, one of the goals for UWP was to enable the same application to run on PC, Xbox, HoloLens, Surface Hub or IoT Core devices. This enables you, as the developer, to create a core application with custom, adaptive user experiences appropriate for these devices.