A new ruling recently passed by the Library of Congress now covers technologies and electronics of many, MANY types, ranging from consumer electronics to farming equipment and online education platforms and 3D printings. This new ruling essentially provides exemptions to the — dismal and frustrating, if you’re a techie — Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which was INTENDED to prevent copyright policy, but was too broad and overreached too a point where it allowed questionable restrictions on repairing/updating/modding your own electronics to online content takedowns.
Gadget Unit will be heading towards Las Vegas to bring you as much coverage of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (“CES”) as one person, Brian Sweet, possibly can! The show officially begins on Tuesday the 7th, but a number of events will happen prior to that. Continue reading “Keep Up With CES 2014 News at GadgetUnit.com”
Well ladies and gentlemen, it looks like we might be saying good-bye to the breadboard. A group of scientists at the University of Illinois have created a conductive, water-based ink that allows its users to draw working circuits on an practically any piece of paper you have on hand. The scientists then packaged the product into a rollerball pen, dubbed the Circuit Scribe, and if you wish to be one of the first to get your hands on one of these, head on over to Kickstarter and contribute to the team’s crowdfunding project. In fact, a donation of $30.00 will net you the basic Circuit Scribe set. WOO-HOO! Continue reading “Turn Doodles to Working Circuits with the Rollerball pen”
This month’s technology-inspired episode of Documented (Doc’D) is about the history, innovations, and nerdy-geekery of Samsung, from their humble beginnings to their rise a one of the world’s top companies. Continue reading ““Do You Samsung?” – Doc’D #2”
Remember when people went camping to get away from the cities, life’s hustle-and-bustle, and technology? Well, with the a newer, smaller and mobile gadgets available and being used by campers is at least diminishing that latter claim, which is good for those of us live connected lives. When camping, you’re of course out in the sun, and if you wish to make use of all that free solar energy, then the Power Katabatic tent by Eddie Bauer is right up your alley! Continue reading “Watch Old-School Camping Slowly Die/Get Awesomer with Solar Charging Tent”
Another year has begun, meaning that it’s time to “CES” IT UP!! I apologize Anyway, to techies and gadget-nerds like myself, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is a pretty huge, freaking deal. Starting on Tuesday, January 8 until Friday, January 11, I will be giving my “Daily Top 5” favorite things/products/stories exhibited on that day of the expo. Bring on the gadgetry! Unleash … Continue reading The PractitioNERD: LIVE (remotely & distantly) from CES 2013
Do you want some decent-sounding basic speakers on the cheap? Well, if you have happen to have a soldering iron, coated copper magnet wire, spare wires, a paper cup, a standard 3.5mm headphone plug, and assorted paper and cardboard scraps, you can build that basic set of speaker yourself. From scratch. FOR FREE (should you have those aforementioned items just lying around; like I would – I like tinkering with things)!