FROM THE MAKERY: Building your own computer might become as easy as playing with Legos, thanks to Kano. This computer kit strives to take the intimidation away from programming, making it more accessible for a broad range of students.
Dr. Dre who? This audio gadget is truly the cat's whiskers. Designed by two UC Berkley grads, Axent Wear's glow-in-the-dark headphones feature a pair of rad feline ears that doubles as speakers. But, don't get your claws out just yet: The product will be crowdfunded through Kickstarter for roughly $115 a pop, and won't be available for another couple of weeks. Head to their website for more updates on the campaign.
Next Thing Co. Releases "World's First" $9 Computer
MEET CHIP, THE $9 COMPUTER... COOLNESS The board is Open Hardware, runs a flavor of Debian Linux, and boasts a 1Ghz R8 ARM processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of eMMC storage. It is more powerful than a Raspberry Pi B+ and equal to the BeagleBone Black in clock speed, RAM, and storage. Differentiating Chip from Beagle is its built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and the ease in which it can be made portable, thanks to circuitry that handles battery operation.
This tiny, wearable patch makes you invisible to mosquitos
Kite makes you virtually invisible to mosquitoes by inhibiting their carbon dioxide receptors so they can't find you, which is pure scientific awesome. Each sticker lasts 10 days, which is better than spraying yourself with chemicals or smelling citronella. AND, the best part: they have a HUGE campaign to get these in areas where mosquitoes KILL PEOPLE by spreading diseases, starting in Uganda.