Tag: Gadgets

Thousands of sleep apnea sufferers rely on a lone Australian CPAP hacker to stay healthy

An Australian developer named Mark Watkins painstakingly reverse-engineered the proprietary data generated by Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines and created Sleepyhead, a free/open piece of software that has become the go-to tool for thousands of sleep apnea sufferers around the world who want to tune their machines to stay healthy. CPAP machines […]

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Nintendo Switch NES Controllers Now Available For Pre-Order

Back in September, Nintendo unveiled official NES controllers designed for the Nintendo Switch. For those who are interested in the controllers, an announcement on Nintendo’s Twitter page has revealed that the controllers are now available for pre-order where they are expected to begin shipping out to customers mid-December. For those […]

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What We Use, 2018 Edition: The stuff Rita can’t live without

Article Contents It’s been four years since I shared with you all the gadgets and quirky things that I own and love in my previous What We Use post. In the time since, a lot has changed in my personal life. I met the most awesome, weird, and pun-loving man. We got married, moved into […]

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Apple to release iOS 12.1 on October 30 with Group FaceTime, new emoji, more 🍎

Apple is holding a launch event on Tuesday, October 30, and the image shown on invitations is above. Here’s what the smart guesses are on what they’re going to announce. Apple will livestream the event here, start time scheduled for 10 AM Eastern time. Among the offerings said to be in store: new iPads, a […]

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Security researchers identify “fingerprints” in 3D printed objects that can be used to trace their manufacturing

In PrinTracker: Fingerprinting 3D Printers using Commodity Scanners (Scihub mirror), a paper to be presented at the ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security conference in Toronto this month, a group of U Buffalo and Northeastern researchers present a model for uniquely identifying which 3D printer produced a given manufactured object, which […]

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