Kevin LeeContributor, TechHive

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

NASA readies its first laser communications system for launch

NASA straps its first laser communications system onto its next moon-exploring satellite.

Samsung takes on Times Square, as real people react to Galaxy S4

We interviewed people at Samsung's Time Square event to see what they thought of the Galaxy S 4.

Graphene makes great speakers; audiophiles rejoice

The first graphene-based audio speaker easily outperforms a pair of commercial headphones.

Earth's largest radio telescope is officially open for business

Chile is home to a new, powerful radio telescope array. Here’s what it can do.

Check out National Geographic's photo vault (and other stuff you missed)

Ben Heck starts ripping apart consoles, Peeps get tortured, and other stuff you missed.

Cloning reaches new heights with 581 mice cloned from other clones

A team of Japanese scientists has created 581 cloned mice from clones of clones.

Doctors replace most of a man's skull with a 3D-printed implant

Prepare to feel squeamish: A man has had 75 percent of his skull replaced with a 3D-printed implant.

Google Glass could identify you by your clothes

Google Glass app InSight identifies friends based on the clothes they are wearing.

Brown University develops the first wireless brain chip

A couple weeks ago, we covered a combination nightmare situation with monkeys that can control robot arms. If you thought things couldn’t possibly get any worse, Brown University researchers have figured out a way to let monkeys control computers wirelessly.

RetroN 4 lets you play all your retro games on your HDTV

RetroN 4 plays NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA carts on your HDTV.

Astronauts can use poop as a radiation shield (and other stuff you missed)

Raspberry Pi’s first birthday, how much Wikipedia weighs in book form, and other stuff you missed.

Raspberry Pi's makers want you to compete for a pre-production camera module

Raspberry Pi announces a hackers competition for 10 early versions of its $25 camera add-on.


Art from the FInal Frontier (and other stuff you missed)

Umbrellas don’t work with skydiving, Star Trek art, and other stories you missed.

HP Live Photo app turns photo prints into augmented reality videos

HP embeds augmented reality videos inside physical photographs.

DRM Chair self-destructs after eight uses

Hackers build a chair with a DRM system that causes the chair to self-destruct after eight uses.