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How to slaughter zombies with household technology

Many of the tech gadgets we have lying around can be readily converted into lethal weapons for fighting the undead.


Eyes-on: Oculus Rift VR headset ramps up the resolution

Oculus Rift’s virtual worlds became even more immersive at E3 with the addition of a 1080p display and Unreal Engine 4 support.

Cut custom circuit boards with the Othermill

The Othermill aims to be a portable, desktop CNC machine that could help you build a custom-made printed circuit board.


Petcube lets you entertain your cat with a laser pointer over the Web while you're at work

In order to bridge the gap between owners’ busy schedules and pets’ overall gullibleness, Petcube allows users to entertain their pets with a remote-controlled laser pointer over the Web.


Original Star Trek tech: What has (and hasn't) panned out

We may not have the fancy gadgets of Star Trek: Into Darkness, but we've already surpassed much of the tech in the original series.


With motors, batteries, and Glass, women make stuff at Google I/O

A floating Lego raft. A spinning ping-pong ball. Give six women a littleBits kit, and stand back. Inventions from the Women TechMakers events at Google I/O.

Mind is what matters when you arm-wrestle with WrestleBrainia

Here's what it looks like when two grown men arm-wrestle via electrical signals.


Oculus Rift VR headset is easy to repair, at least for developers

Developers will have no problem cracking open the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that connects to a PC and plays 3D games. It's unclear what the final product will look like.


GameStick delay underscores the gamble of Kickstarter

PlayJam has delayed the release of its GameStick console, prompting gripes from some of its Kickstarter supporters.


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Lawmakers seek ban on Google Glass while driving

Google hasn't even shipped its reality-augmentation glasses, and already the gadget has been banned in a bar and, perhaps soon, behind the wheel.