Barr is still on his bender to destroy encryption, and a new bill in the works would allow him to do just that. "It opens the door for the government to require new measures to screen users’ speech and even backdoors to read your private communications..."

Seattle Police officers recorded running into pedestrians with their bikes on crowded sidewalks and then arresting the victims for assault.

- Librem 5: $700
- Librem 5 USA: $2,000

It's interesting to see how huge the price difference is to produce something in the U.S. versus more affordable manufacturing countries. I think it's cool that Purism is offering that option, though $2k is way too much for me.

DIY Music Controllers for Raging With Machines

[Tristan Shone], aka Author & Punisher, found a way to make industrial music even heavier. This former mechanical engineer from Boston crafted his one-man band in the university fab labs of Southern Califor…

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A Drone Sprouts Wings

While there are some fixed-wing drones in the hobby world, most of us around here think of the quadcopter when this word is mentioned. There have been some fixed-wings around, and lots of multi-rotors, but not much of a mix of the …

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Put a few of these on rotation and you can have drone-based security for large properties.

Amazing Open Source Quadruped Capable Of Dynamic Motion

The more we read about [Josh Pieper]’s quadruped, the mjbots quad A0, the more blown away we are by his year of progress on the design. Each part of the robot deserves its own article: from the hea…

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People who do not take measures to protect their privacy online commonly defend their choice by arguing, "I have nothing to hide."

If you know someone who subscribes to this thinking, here are three reasons to share on why this argument is flawed.

Interesting research on a potential future quantum internet. It’s fun to think about the sorts of cryptocurrency innovations that could be made on this tech and how Bitcoin could add functionality to make use of quantum communication.

“TVs emit a tone during ad breaks that is inaudible to humans but that smartphones are listening for; now corporate entities can link the tv & phone as belonging to the same person”

OpenLeg – The Open Source Robot Leg

There’s an old saying about standing on the shoulders of giants, but how about doing so with an open source leg? Well, your robots might do so at least, thanks to OpenLeg, a new open source project for building robot …

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