Finally, a way to add legacy port support to your modern computer.
By Dave Prochnow
Posted 02.15.2008 at 5:35 pm 3 Comments
It never fails; you want to upgrade your aging PC, but you still need that archaic RS-232C serial port for controlling your Parallax Boe-Bot, using that serial mouse, getting online via your trusted Hayes ACCURA V.90 modem, and, even, programming your Pfaff 2140 sewing machine. Apple Boot Camp enlistees can run into a similar RS-232C port quagmire using an older Windows app on a MacBook Air.
Once upon a time, the mantra for scientific success was "Think big." Nowadays, it's all about the ongoing mission to make things really, really small. Here, a look at the latest in Lilliputian developments
By the Headlines Staff
Posted 03.05.2007 at 3:00 am 1 Comment
Thanks to advances in consumer tech, daily activities like stirring your coffee and ironing your clothes just might become obsolete. Think what you could do with all the extra time and energy you´ll save by not mowing your lawn or mopping your floors. You could write the great American novel, or start working on a cure for cancer. Or catch a few M.A.S.H. rerunsâ€
PopSci's GM hunts for lost golf balls with a new radar gadget
By Rob Novick
Posted 05.19.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
We gadget editors were intrigued by the idea of RadarGolf, a new device that allows players to home in on special balls equipped with radar chips, but none of us actually knows how to play golf. Luckily, our esteemed general manager, Rob Novick (handicap 17), was willing to take a swing at reviewing it for us. Here's what he had to say:
By Merlin Mann
Posted 06.23.2005 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
A: Tagging is the act of assigning your own keywords to things online-photos, blog entries, bookmarks-so that you can easily categorize, locate, and share them in the future. One of the best examples is del.icio.us, which lets you save Web bookmarks to a page on the site instead of to a file stashed away on your computer. This way, you can access them from anywhere and let other people see what sites you like.
A bottle opener? Please. Get some
real key-chain gadgetry
By Michael Myser
Posted 05.31.2005 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
Over the years, your key chain has become a custodial clump of assorted accessories and unidentified house, locker and car keys. Time to free up some ringside real estate and make room for the latest key-chain gadgets. Careful, though-losing your keys has never been quite so expensive.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.