The Raspberry Pi is already set up pretty nicely for doing pretty much whatever you want with it, but if you're looking to run some of your own electronics, Occidentalis is a tweaked Linux distribution that packs in pretty much everything you need to get started.
If you have both a Raspberry Pi and an iPad, this tutorial from What a Palaver's Angela Wolff will help you remotely control the Pi with your tablet—from anywhere you have an internet connection.
And with "just" I mean 11.4 million years ago, even while Steve Fossey just detected this bright and rare Type Ia supernova using a 'modest telescope in an unlikely spot: foggy north London.' Scientists say that it will be visible in the sky soon, as it brightens up. Here you can see the supernova appearing in the…
Originally invented in the 1920s, the theremin is the weird instrument responsible for spooky science fiction soundtracks for a half-century. Its woozy sound is unmistakeable, but it is also notoriously difficult to play. Bob Moog started selling theremins in the 1950's, and today, his company announced a new version,…
North Korea is very famously closed off from the rest of the world, but one organization—Fighters for a Free North Korea—is working to breach the walls of the regime by airdrop. But they're not using conventional means and fancy technology; they're delivering info via balloon, The Atlantic reports.
Until now, Spotify's free accounts provided unlimited ad-supported streaming via its desktop client for six months, until it then imposed a cap on your streaming. Now, though, that cap is being scrapped.
They say the best quadcopter is the one you have with you (or is that cameras?) because not every opportunity to capture some glorious aerial footage is planned. So while you can spend thousands of dollars on a giant rig designed to hoist a heavy DSLR, why not save yourself some cash and opt for this wonderful $495 …
Privacy is at the forefront of everybody's mind, now more than ever. So Blackphone, which will run a "security-oriented" version of Android and claims to be able to foil the NSA, couldn't be better timed.
A U.S. Appeals Court just invalidated the FCC's net neutrality rules that would've made it illegal for telecom companies to favor certain types of traffic over others. The court ruled that the commission lacked the authority to implement and enforce such rules which were embedded in a complicated legal framework.
An Arduino is already pretty tiny, but if you're looking for something that's just barely bigger than a quarter, SquareWear fits the bill. It's a little microcontroller that's designed to be sewn onto fabric and packed with all kinds of sensors.
Whether you're a fan of Apple or not, you have to admit, they make some of the most beautiful monitors around—heck, it even won our hive five for best computer monitor. They're also some of the most expensive, and you really don't have to spend that kind of money to get some high-quality screen real-estate. We tried…
Sony's announced a new mid-to-high-end "phablet" model today, with its Xperia T2 Ultra arriving in both normal and dual-SIM options. It combines a 1080p display with a 13-Megapixel camera, with Sony plumbing its quad-core Qualcomm MSM8928 chipset into 1GB of RAM.
SpaceShipTwo just finished its third rocket-powered test and reached the highest altitude its ever been at 71,000 feet by hitting a maximum velocity of Mach 1.4. You can see the new reflective coating on the rocket plane's tail booms which perfectly reflects the flame and our Earth. Lovely. Cant wait to book my ticket!
Tablets are typically expensive and don't exactly offer up much of chance for customization. If you don't mind making your own tablet, DIYer Michael Castor shows off his Raspberry Pi-powered tablet.
Android (4.0+): If you tend to keep your music at Dropbox or Google Drive and you like to listen to it on the go, Beat for Android is a music player that's worth a look. The app supports playback from both services, features floating controls over your other apps, supports locally stored music as well, and more.
Some pics leaked earlier in the week, but LEGO have today taken the official wraps off their take on The Simpson's house. And oh my God.
It might not be much to look at, but this image is insanely exciting. You're looking at the first ever image of a planet, orbiting a star, over 63 light years from Earth.
Steadicam—makers of all kinds of stabilizing contraptions that turn average cameramen into (seemingly) masterful cinematographers—has just introduced its smallest model yet called the Curve that's designed to keep your GoPro videos looking their best.
This is going to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy television, including some major A-list creators coming to the small screen for the first time. Having trouble keeping up? We've got you covered. Here's our complete guide to 2014's science fiction and fantasy television.