How to Make a Communication Device

How To : Make a simple laser communicator

See how to make a simple laser communicator with KipKay and MAKE Magazine! Find out how to secretly shoot your voice across the room in stealth mode on the beam of a laser! Kipkay loves his lasers! A simple laser communication device is the perfect way to talk across the room.

How To : Operate the new iPhone 3G

Since it's introduction, iPhone has become the standard for design and ease of use, redefining what's possible on a mobile phone. And now with iPhone 3G, this revolutionary device gets even better, offering even more advanced capabilities. iPhone 3G works with fast 3G cellular ...more

News : Casper, the Super Freaky Robot Ghost

Androgynous. Stumpy. Creepy. The horror movie robot, created by the notorious Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro, is projected to be available for around $8,000 later this year. Via IEEE Spectrum: "Ishiguro and his collaborators say the idea was to create a teleoperated ro ...more

How To : Use an oscilloscope properly

Here is a technical tutorial from a technical communication class. An oscilloscope is for viewing oscillations, like electrical voltage and current, with cathode-ray tube display. See all about it in this great introduction to the device. Simply, this video tutorial will show ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Update a device driver in Windows 7

From "Butterscotch" tutorial Michael Callahan walks you through updating your driver for Windows 7 operating system. This will help to improve communication between your printer, scanner, or any other devices digitally connected to your Personal Computer. Simply by going throu ...more

Introduction to Cryptography : Archaic Beginnings

Cryptography is a quintessential part of computer security in the modern world. Whenever you buy something on eBay or log into Facebook, that data is encrypted before it's sent to the server in order to prevent third parties from eavesdropping and stealing your sensitive infor ...more

Hacker Fundamentals : A Tale of Two Standards

If you read my article on the OSI model, you got a good overview on communications from that model's perspective, but how does that relate to TCP/IP? We're going to take it a step further, getting into the idea behind the two address concept. How does an IP address and a MAC a ...more

How To : Listen to FM Radio on a Google Android Smartphone

Android smartphones have all sorts of connectivity chips built in, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, and mobile data. But what about AM or FM radio, two of the most common methods of wireless communication? The truth is, it really depends on your device. Some phones come ...more

Making Electromagnetic Weapons : Directed Microwave Energy

Welcome to Microwave Energy—the next part of my Making Electromagnetic Weapons series. For the Electromagnetic Pulse Generator, check out the last three articles (One, Two and Three). I'm sure almost all of you have used a microwave at some point in your lives. As a child, I ...more

Neuro-Fashion : Wiggling Cat Ears with Brainwaves

While most people go to great lengths to conceal their emotions, Japanese company Neurowear is offering a product that would reveal states of tension, excitement and relaxation—all by the up-and-down motion of a pair of cartoony cat ears. Necomimi is a "new communication tool ...more

How To : Use Skype on your Blackberry

Skype continues to be one of the most convenient and widely used methods of keeping in touch with people all over the world. For those of you on the go, having Skype on your Blackberry could prove to be an invaluable communication resource. With Skype on a blackberry you can ...more

How To : Turn Your House Lights On & Off Using the Internet

Haven't you ever wanted to live in a futuristic home? I think that homes are headed towards an era where they will be controlled by our computers and smartphones. No longer will you have to find your keys to unlock your door, or wait until you get home to monitor your security ...more

News : PSP2 (Next Generation Portable) or NGP

It looks like Sony is adding some cool features to their upcoming portable game system called NGP (Next Generation Portable). It will have a front and rear camera & Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass. ...more

Google Is in Your Pocket : Android to Replace Credit Cards

The future of technology promises more and more seamless daily interactions. Pee on your phone, test for STDS. Or perhaps more widely appealing, ditch your wallet for all-in-one easy mobility. The New York Times reports: "The newest version of Android, Google’s mobile phone ...more

How To : Help your child stop stuttering

Stuttering is a communication disorder affecting over 3 million Americans. Stuttering can make school and other social interactions difficult. Although there are no instant cures, these tips will help your progression toward speech fluency. You Will Need • Speech-language pat ...more

News : Creating Social Structures in Minecraft

Minecraft is the most basic and barren open sandbox building game. There are a limited number of materials and recipes to craft. But with these few building blocks, people have been able to creatively build some amazing structures and cities. There is a physical limitation, bu ...more

Understanding Electricity : Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla In my opinion, one of the most neglected inventors of all time. The names Edison and Marconi come to mind as familiar, but Tesla? Most think of a car. Few know that Tesla is responsible for alternating current, florescent lights, radar, remote control, generators ...more

How To : Ignore someone

Not a social butterfly? You can go out into the world while ignoring a particular person or just not get caught up in a conversation with anyone at all. With the use of some distracting devices and a little acting you can be on your way. Follow these tips to make ignoring som ...more

How To : Encrypt Your Calls & Texts on Android

In the digital age, maintaining your privacy is a never-ending battle. All sorts of companies and agencies have access to your data, and quite a few can eavesdrop on almost every method of modern communication. In an effort to push back, Open Whisper Systems has been at the f ...more

How To : Your One-Stop Guide to Secure, Encrypted Messaging

Now that smartphones have ensured that we're connected to the internet 24/7, online privacy has become more important than ever. With data-mining apps hoping to sell your information for targeted ads, and government agencies only one subpoena away from knowing every detail of ...more

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