Author Archives: Brittany Hillen


Back to the Future DeLorean replica is a flying drone

Back to the Future DeLorean replica is a flying drone

If you want a drone to zip around but none quite meet your style needs, you can take a page out of YouTuber's Native118's book and make your own...in the style of a Back to the Future DeLorean. The drone was made piece by piece out of lightweight materials -- including bright glowing LEDs -- to form the most retro-chic quad-copter out there, and it's able to fly around without any hassles. The man behind the drone upload his construction process, lending a helping hand to any DIYers who want to make their own.

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XPUZMAG is the rubik’s cube of door locks

XPUZMAG is the rubik’s cube of door locks

The nature of home security is evolving, and door locks with it. We've seen all varieties of alternative ways to secure your home -- some that drop the "key" component entirely, others that promise better security by rising from the ground. A company is Taiwan has come up with its own design, and it is the Rubik's cube of door locks: the XPUZMAG looks like a shower drain and promises to be incredibly hard to pick, unlike traditional key locks commonly in use in homes and businesses.

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ZenCam app brings retro twist to smartphone photos, sends you prints

ZenCam app brings retro twist to smartphone photos, sends you prints

With smartphones, taking a picture is as easy as tapping a screen, and for that reason we often have hundreds of digital photos floating around that aren't terribly meaningful, and that are bound to get lost in the archives of some cloud storage service. The folks behind ZenCam want to change this by introducing a nostalgic twist to your smartphones: a digital roll of film that limits shots and, later on, arrives in your mailbox as physical prints.

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Westeros recreated using 600,000 LEGO bricks

Westeros recreated using 600,000 LEGO bricks

What can't you make with LEGOs? We've seen a functional mech sleeve, an inexpensive braille printer, even a rotating iPhone dock. And that's not to mention the movie and other entertainment that has been LEGO-fied. It only makes sense, then, that someone would tackle Game of Thrones, and those someones have done so in a very big way: with a massive full-scale replica of the series' world Westeros, complete with a huge white wall and Tyrion Lannister perched upon it...relieving himself.

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Playstation 1 games arrive on Android Wear

Playstation 1 games arrive on Android Wear

In the event you have the tiniest thumbs ever or you're especially keen to play PlayStation 1 games on your wrist, one industrious individual has shown it's possible to run PS1 games on Android Wear. He does so using an LG G Watch on which he plays Croc: Legend of the Gobbos. The game runs without a hitch, save for the troubles that come with touchscreen controls on a tiny wearable display, showing an impressive quality using the ePSXe PlayStation emulator.

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Microsoft Lumia 535 entry-level handset makes official debut

Microsoft Lumia 535 entry-level handset makes official debut

Following its leak last night, Microsoft has made its self-branded Lumia 535 smartphone official, making it the first Lumia handset to eschew the "Nokia" name. The Lumia 535 is a decidedly entry-level smartphone, but it is well-rounded as far as features go, giving budget-conscious users a device that covers most of the bases they'll care about most while drawing them nicely into the Windows Phone experience. As expected, the handset features a 5-inch IPS display with a 960 x 540 qHD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

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Kids react to old cameras: “Such hard work”

Kids react to old cameras: “Such hard work”

It's time for another adorable "Kids React" video in which the younger generation reacts to now-obsolete gadgets and other old tech, simultaneously making us laugh and reminding us that we're getting old. In this newest video, kids are reacting to an average point-and-shoot film camera, trying to figure out how to operate it and, their most troublesome issue, how to put the film in place. They all prove successful in the end, but not before pleas for help and comments like "There's no photo fluid in this thing!" are made.

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GM emails show parts were ordered several weeks before recall

GM emails show parts were ordered several weeks before recall

General Motors has been swamped in vehicle recalls covering a lot of different problems, most notable among them being issues with faulty ignition switches. According to some recent emails that leaked, GM pushed out an urgent order for 500,000 replacement switches almost two months before it notified the relevant regulators and general public of the potentially fatal defect. The information comes from The Wall Street Journal, which reports that it has viewed emails pertaining to the matter. There have been 30 deaths linked to the faulty switches.

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iRig HD-A brings guitar recording to Samsung phones

iRig HD-A brings guitar recording to Samsung phones

IK Multimedia has announced a new recording device and mobile app specifically made for Android users using certain Samsung devices: the iRig HD-A and the related AmpliTube app. With iRig HD-A, those using the Galaxy Note 4 and some other Samsung gadgets running Samsung Professional Audio can connect their guitar to their mobile and record audio using the AmpliTube app. The app includes a roster of different effects and features, depending on version, and includes the ability to set presets for easy usage.

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DJI Inspire 1 drone appears in leak ahead of launch

DJI Inspire 1 drone appears in leak ahead of launch

DJI's upcoming Inspire 1 drone appears to have leaked in a series of images captured during a test flight. The maker, which brought the popular Phantom 2 drone, is set to officially announce its Inspire 1 on November 12, and if these spy shots show the real deal, it will feature an H-style frame (as previously speculated). The images from the leak resemble the "transformable aerial vehicle" seen in a patent from DJI that was published back in mid-September, lending credence to the spy shots.

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