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Mechanical engineering students at Michigan build giant working Rubik’s Cube

Fancy a bit of fun between your mechanical engineering classes? The University of Michigan’s G.G. Brown Building is currently home to a giant working Rubik’s Cube, weighing in at 2,400 pounds. The post Mechanical engineering students at Michigan.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsApr 18th, 2017

Elon Musk is serious about his giant tunnel idea, and has a video to prove it

"Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging..." Elon Musk tweeted cryptically in December. Now, he is starting to reveal some more concrete plans. The post Elon Musk is serious about his giant tunnel.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 50 min. ago

Rocket Science 101 (for iPad)

NASA's free Rocket Science 101 app lets kids build virtual spacecrafts and launch them into orbit, but it doesn't really teach about rocket science......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News5 hr. 58 min. ago

Microsoft reinstates My People for Windows 10, connecting you to your BFFs

Microsoft’s feature for connecting you to close friends, known as My People, may have been cut from the Creators Update, but it has resurfaced as part of the latest Windows Insider build (16184) for Windows 10 PCs.With the Creators Update finis.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News6 hr. 22 min. ago

Elon Musk Wants to Turn the LA Underground Into a Giant Slot Car Race

Who’s the craziest ultra-rich, would-be supervillain in the whole wide world? It’s Elon. Elon Musk.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News6 hr. 22 min. ago

Microsoft finally adds My People feature in latest Windows Insider build

Microsoft released Windows Insider preview build 16184 today, continuing its trek toward the next major Windows 10 update code-named Redstone 3. Today's release adds in the My People feature that was left out of Creators Update. The post Microsoft fi.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News6 hr. 22 min. ago

Acer Unveils New Lineup of 2-in-1 Aspire Laptops

Electronics giant Acer took advantage of its global press event in New York this week to introduce the world to its new line of 2-in-1 notebooks. The line runs the gamut from low-cost models designed to be little more than Web-browsing devices to som.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News8 hr. 14 min. ago

Ford gets visit from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, in his first trip to Michigan, stopped by Ford's Rouge Complex and helped build an F-150 pickup truck......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News8 hr. 14 min. ago

What General Motors Did To Flint

Before its faucets ran brown, before its residents were poisoned by lead, before it was Murdertown USA, Flint, Michigan was Vehicle City.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News9 hr. 6 min. ago

Acer Unveils New 2-in-1 Laptop Line

Electronics giant Acer took advantage of its global press event in New York this week to introduce the world to its new line of 2-in-1 notebooks. The line runs the gamut from low-cost models designed to be little more than Web-browsing devices to som.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News9 hr. 50 min. ago

Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube Gaming PC Review

Looking for a pre-built gaming PC that is easy to move around? Attend LAN parties? Check out Lenovo's IdeaCentre Y710 Cube system." ... [PCSTATS].....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News9 hr. 50 min. ago

AZIO MK Retro Keyboard

The MK Retro is AZIO's take on the humble typewriter modernized to the mechanical keyboard experience. Featuring unique aesthetics, pillar-style feet, and two color options to choose from, it aims to introduce some much needed style to the.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News9 hr. 50 min. ago

Project Build: Carmine - Part 2 @ LanOC Reviews

So a few weeks ago I got started on our Ryzen based project build. At the time the plan was to put together a reasonable Ryzen build with a nice red theme. We picked out the case, the motherboard, and a power supply. Well, today I’m going.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News9 hr. 50 min. ago

Slashdot Asks: Should an Employee Be Fired For Working On Personal Side Projects During Office Hours?

An anonymous reader writes: I found this article that talks about whether an engineer should be fired if s/he is working on a side project. Several people who have commented in the thread say that the employer should first talk to the person and unde.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 50 min. ago

Google Fiber building in Louisville despite lawsuit from AT&T and Charter

Google Fiber filing permit to begin construction in Louisville. Enlarge / Google Fiber equipment boxes in a Kansas City home in 2012. (credit: Google Fiber | Bloomberg) Google Fiber is getting ready to build a long-awaited network in Louisvill.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News12 hr. 6 min. ago

Razer Ornata review: An expensive rubber-dome keyboard that comes with a mechanical click

Rubber-dome keyboards were dead. Or at least, they seemed to be.Sure, you’d still encounter them out in the wild, used by people who either didn’t care or didn’t know about mechanical keyboards. For enthusiasts, though, it's been all mechani.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News13 hr. 6 min. ago

Logitech G213 Prodigy review: An ambitious keyboard that"s oversized and overpriced

Rubber-dome keyboards are back.Sure, they’ve been around here and there. People who don’t care or don’t know about mechanical keyboards keep the market for them alive and well.But for enthusiasts, they’ve been good as dead. Virtually every.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News13 hr. 6 min. ago

Apple’s Amazon Echo killer may be in its final design stage

Apple never gives much away, but in recent years leaks have grown more frequent. So make what you will of the news that the tech giant is apparently close to launching a device to rival Amazon's Echo/Alexa speaker. The post Apple’s Amazon Echo.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 50 min. ago

Build a 1930’s Style Dieselpunk Cellphone

Adafruit’s Fona microcontroller, with a GSM phone module, can be used to make your very own dieselpunk cellphone that can make calls and store contacts. Read more on MAKE The post Build a 1930’s Style Dieselpunk Cellphone appeared first on M.....»»

Category: topSource:  maezineRelated News14 hr. 30 min. ago

Faraday seeing growth in 28nm chip market

Faraday Technology, a Taiwan-based ASIC design service and IP provider, has expressed optimism about 28nm chip market growth. The company has received new orders for 28nm NRE (non-recurring engineering) designs......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News16 hr. 14 min. ago

Apple’s Siri-based Amazon Echo killer said to be in final design stage

Apple never gives much away, but in recent years leaks have grown more frequent. So make what you will of the news that the tech giant is apparently close to launching a device to rival Amazon's Echo/Alexa speaker. The post Apple’s Siri-based A.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News16 hr. 14 min. ago