Jacob SiegalContributor, TechHive

Jacob Siegal spends a vast majority of his time surrounded with and invested in technology and media, so he decided he may as well start writing about it. You can find more of his writing at Game Rant and his topical tweets @JacobSiegal.

Lego and Arduino come together to make one powerful RC car

A high-schooler built an RC car out of Lego kits, Arduino boards and other electronic parts—and shows you how you can make your own.

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ViralSearch can trace all those Harlem Shake videos to the source

As denizens of the internet, we hear the word “viral” often enough that it has lost most of its intended meaning. We sometimes fail to distinguish viral videos from popular ones, but there is a very important distinction between the two, and Microsoft’s ViralSearch project tries to help visualize this separation.

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Minecraft: Pi Edition brings blocky construction to the Raspberry Pi

I had honestly thought that Minecraft was available on every conceivable device by the beginning of 2013, but clearly I had forgotten about the announcement of yet another rendition of the game made at Minecon last year.

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Stompy Is a Giant, 6-Legged Robot That You Can Ride

Project Hexapod wants to revolutionize personal robotics, and Stompy is the first step in doing so.

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Square Controller Squarepants: The Capacitive Touch-Sensing NES Controller

Capacitive touch-sensing technology is best known for its use in touchscreens, but one modder used CapSense for a homemade game controller.

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Modder Melds Two N64 Controllers for Dual Analog Gameplay

One modder has conjoined two Nintendo 64 controllers together to allow dual analog controls on Star Wars Episode I: Racer and Goldeneye.

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Oculus Rift Might Finally Get Virtual Reality Right

Virtual reality has never been a huge success in the gaming industry, but the Oculus Rift looks to change that.

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Honda’s Stride Management Assist Will Have the Elderly Back on Their Feet

Honda’s Stride Management Assist will use ASIMO tech to help those with reduced walking ability start moving again.

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Lumi Uses Sunshine To Print Images Onto Clothes

The Lumi process utilizes the power of the sun to print images onto fabric.

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The ChargeCard Is The Compact USB Charger We’ve All Been Waiting For

A recently funded Kickstarter proposes a USB charger for cell phones small enough to fit into a wallet.

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Microsoft’s SwordFight App Could Be the Next Generation of Motion Gaming

Microsoft’s FAR sound-ranging scheme will allow for extremely accurate sword fights using nothing but two smartphones.

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Good Vibrations: A Musical Glove That Improves Motor Skills

Researchers have successful created a musical glove that can restore sensation to individuals suffering from spinal cord injuries.

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US Navy's Unmanned SeaFox Submarines Play a Dangerous Game of Minesweeper

The US Military unleashes unmanned submarines to tackles the threat of mines.

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