July 21, 2016 Thursday – Chris Swearingin, Editor-in-Chief ComputerMagazine.com – Breaking News The great torrent site that in recent times had become one of the most popular destinations on the web, with over 50 million visitors per month – KickAssTorrents, has…
Electromyography is a technique used to study and record the electrical signals generated when a muscle contracts. It’s used for medical diagnosis, rehab, kinesiological studies, and is the preferred method of control for robotic prosthetics and exoskeletons. There are a few companies out there with myoelectric products, and the use case for those products is flipping the slides on a PowerPoint presentation. Lucky for us, this project in the Hackaday Prize isn’t encumbered by such trivialities. It’s an open, expandable platform to turn muscle contractions into anything.
As you would expect, reading the electrical signals from muscles requires a little …read more
Spider-Man made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in May’s Captain America Civil War but at Comic-Con, we finally got our first glimpse at his solo movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming—and a look at the movie’s villain, the Vulture (as seen in this keen concept art).
On Saturday evening, during the Eleventh HOPE conference in New York City, three hackers released the final master key used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which opens Safe Skies luggage locks.
The talk was given by DarkSim905,…
For the millions of anxious dogs that are scared of loud noises, there’s Zencrate. This smart crate/den has Wi-Fi, fans, music, a camera, vibration dampening, sound insulation, and memory foam to sooth your furry friend.
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Katey Sagal has been cast as Penny’s mom on Big Bang Theory, and is set to appear in the season 10 premiere alongside Jack McBrayer, who will play Penny’s brother, it was confirmed at Comic-Con
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Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con news was big enough to shake the planet, living or otherwise.
It probably doesn’t matter much for the hacker who sleeps with a bag of various microcontroller flash programmers under the pillow, but for an end-user to apply a firmware upgrade, convenience is king. These days that means using USB, and there are a few good AVR USB bootloaders out there.
But [Dmitry Grinberg] wanted more: the ability to encrypt the ROM images and verify that they haven’t been tampered with or otherwise messed up in transit. Combined with the USB requirement, that meant writing his own bootloader and PC-side tools. His bootloader will take unencrypted uploads if it doesn’t have …read more
Yamaha issued two simultaneous recalls for its YZF-R3 sportbike, which includes problems with the transmission and oil pump. In both cases, the risk of a crash is increased, and owners should take their bikes in to the dealership for free repairs.
The first trailer for Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange kept things pretty small. But at Comic-Con, the second trailer has been revealed, and it actually shows some of the magic the film contains—both literal and figurative—as well as the potential impact Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) could have on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The CW is going to have to bear the weight of four different DC Comics superhero series this year, and if that wasn’t ambitious enough, The Flash is kicking off the season in […]