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Your Computer Overlords are Almost Here

Jeremy Howard isn’t a doctor, but he can play one–scratch that; he can be one–by teaching a computer how to teach itself to do valuable diagnostic testing. Because the computers that Howard programs? Those computers know how to learn. What’s the difference between a computer that can obey and a computer that can learn? The […]

January 5th

iFixit and the Right to Repair

You deserve the right to repair your own car. You deserve the right to jailbreak your own phone. You deserve the right to fix your own stuff. This is the manifesto of the iFixit revolution, which seeks to create a user-sourced repair manual and troubleshooting guide for… everything. Think of that thing that you own that, […]

September 7th

Charge Your Cell Phone with Fire! (w/ video)

Introducing the FlameStower, a portable charger for small electronics that converts heat energy to electrical energy to keep your high-tech gadgets alive off the grid. Way off, if it comes to that. Why would you ever need to charge up your cell phone or iPad that far off the grid? I’m glad you asked! Consider […]

August 9th

The Bushranger X-Jack Will Unstick Your Stuck SUV

This is the Bushranger X-Jack – and, when your truck or SUV gets stuck in snow, mud, or sand who-knows-how-many miles away from the nearest rescuer, you’re going to think that bulbous little orange thing you see up there is the most beautiful piece of industrial design since Michael Graves’ “whistling bird” Alessi teakettle. One […]

July 1st