Kevin LeeContributor, PCWorld

Kevin is a small-time tech hound, amateur photographer, and a general know-at-least-something of all things geeky hailing from New York.

Arduino Rules at Maker Faire New York

It was Arduino fever at the recent Maker Faire 2011 in New York, with new boards, shields, and other components.

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University of Utah Develops a Wireless Network That Monitors Breathing Rates

University of Utah engineers develop a wireless network that can be used to monitor the breathing rate of hospital patients.

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UAVs, Modding, and a New Chumby at Maker Faire NY 2011

See highlights from Maker Faire NY 2011, including crowdsourced UAVs, a Chumby add-on for any HDTV, and singing sashimi.

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NASA Discovers a Tatooine-like Planet Orbiting Two Stars

Tatooine might be fiction, but NASA's Kepler satellite discovers a real planet that orbits two stars.

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Nyko Zoom Lets You Play Kinect in a Closet

Nyko Zoom, an add-on that maginifies the Kinect sensor’s view from 6 feet to 3 feet, is out now for $30.

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This Lego Star Destroyer Is Made of 43,280 Bricks

Iomedes builds an 8-foot replica Venator Class Star Destroyer using 43,280 Lego pieces.

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IBM and 3M Stick Silicon Towers Together; Scotch Tape Not Involved

IBM and 3M develop a circuit adhesive to create 100-layer silicon wafers that could make chips 1,000 times faster. Bloggers react by using all sorts of bad "sticky" puns in stories.

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Researchers Develop 'Duplex' Wireless, Double Your Mobile Broadband Fun

Rice University researchers develop an duplex antenna allowing devices to upload and download data on a single frequency.

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RankMyHack Adds Leaderboards and Achievement Points to Hacking

RankMyHack turns hacking websites into a game by adding leaderboards and scores to those who can make the most daring hacks.

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New Tech Helps You Work With Multiple Gadgets; Looks Like Magic

New software from Nsquare lets you seamlessly dance your data across a Windows Phone 7, Microsoft Surface, Windows 7 Slate, and a Kinect powered television.

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Break Minecraft Blocks in Real Life (Sorta)

Ben Purdy builds a projection system to simulate Minecraft blocks that break when you hit them.

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Running Out of Polaroid Film? Build an 8 by 10-Inch Digital Sensor

Professional Photographer Mitchell Feinberg decides to go digital with a 8 by 10-inch digital sensor to replace his Polaroids.

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IBM Builds 120-Petabyte Storage System; HD Video Fans Rejoice

IBM researchers create a 120-petabyte data storage system out of 200,000 hard drives.

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Google Off-Road View, Street-View Trikes Take to the Amazonian Rainforest

Google rides their Street-View equipped tricycles into the Amazonian rainforest to document remote villages.

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GLaDOS Pops the Question in Modded Portal 2 Levels

Gary Hudston proposes to his girlfriend with custom Portal 2 levels and official GLaDOS lines courtesy of Valve.

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