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Spectrum Vega+ is No Throwback to 48K Glory, It’s a Play Anywhere Console with 1,000s of Available Games

December 9, 2016

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Any child in the early 80s will be able to recount the joy of Sinclair’s ZX Spectrum computer. Now the Spectrum is born again with Sir Clive’s Vega Plus project. Sinclair’s ZX Spectrum was a revolutionary step forward in home microcomputing on its release in 1982. Building on the success of Sinclair’s own basic black […]

Will Brexit Lead to Money and Brain Drain for UK Tech Startups?

July 9, 2016

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As the UK referendum result dropped in that fateful Friday morning, the tech startup world didn’t immediately grind to a halt. Websites kept loading. Apps kept opening. But what left UK technology entrepreneurs aghast was not just that Britain had chosen to leave the European Union after 40 years, but that all those years of… via […]

Skywalker X-8 UAV Gives Students Vital Hacking and Flying Skills

June 17, 2016

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Pushing the maker envelope all the way to the Master level, [Przemyslaw Brudny], [Marek Ulita], and [Maciej Olejnik] from the Politechnika Wroclawska in Poland packed a UAV full of custom sensor boards for their thesis project. The Skywalker X-8 FPV drone underwent extensive modifications to accommodate the embedded systems as well as upgrading the chassis… via […]

Bugs Under the Microscope: Discovering Antibiotics and New Microbe Synthia 3.0

June 10, 2016

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Antibiotics researcher Dr Matt Hutchings finds new drugs in the most unusual of places, plus Craig Venter’s Synthia 3.0 has its lightweight credentials under the microscope. Many of the drugs used in hospitals and prescribed by doctor’s clinics – antifungals, antibiotics and cancer-killing drugs – are made by bacteria found in the soil and from […]

Video Tech: Popcorn Robot, Time Hacks, Siri Beatboxing and a UFO Drone

April 27, 2016

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Robotic Glockenspiel plays Popcorn Canadian James Cochrane created a beautiful prototype for this robotic glockenspiel player built out of solenoids, wooden dowels, paperclips and elastic bands. But this is a completely different bag of computer chips, using servos, an Arduino Uno, MIDI shield and Adafruit’s 16 channel I2C servo driver. “My next project is to […]

Make Hack Three: 3D Printing an Elephant, Super Slo-Mo Cats and Computer History

February 7, 2016

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This week we trawl the net for interesting digital bits and find ourselves in animal territory with a full scale 3D printed elephant and some shaky cats in super Slo-Mo. In 2014 World Animal Protection’s Dutch team undertook a project asking people to sign an online pledge never to ride an elephant. Tourist shows and […]

Pushing Paper Tech to the Limits with a Cardboard Surfboard and Stratocaster Fender Guitar

January 30, 2016

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When one snowboarding company took to Youtube marketing a few years ago, they fired up some really cool projects. Anyone need a snowboard with solar power? Apparently there are only so many snowboards you can make before the creative well runs dry. Solar powered boarding may be the apex. Yes it did actually work, charging […]

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