Google Buys Firebase

Google acquires Firebase to supplement its ever-growing cloud platform

Google has acquired Firebase in an effort to advance its growing cloud platform. The San Francisco-based startup, which offers back-end service, helps software developers build mobile and web apps capable of syncing data instantly and build services that work offline. Firebase has already amassed over 112,000 developers working on various platforms -Android, iOS, OS X, […]

China iCloud hack could be backed by Chinese Government

Chinese authorities have tried to gain access to the users’ credentials held on Apple Inc’s iCloud storage and backup service, according to GreatFire, an independent Chinese censorship watchdog. With that information, a hacker can extract data such as user’s contacts, photos, messages and personal information stored in the cloud. reported earlier this week that […]

Arduino-powered Halloween flying saucer

DIYer’s delight: Arduino-powered Halloween flying saucer

If you are crazy about Halloween and want to ‘desperately’ explore this anatomy of this amazing DIY UFO project, then you must pay a visit to Andrew Wyatt’s home. This Halloween flying saucer is crafted out of cardboard, tape, tinfoil, 8mm diffused neopixels from Adafruit and controlled by an Arduino micro-controller. Via: Hackedgadgets

Apple Map Connect lets small business owners add their listings

Apple has rolled out a new service portal that allows local businesses to manage their listings – Apple Maps Connect. The service lets small business owners or their authorized representatives add or edit their business’ locations and gives them the opportunity to sync their profiles with their personal website, Yelp, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

Shenzhen Apec Meegopad T01

Meegopad T01 – A full blown x86 PC

Over the years, we have seen the Chinese come up with tiny sticks which can be plugged into a TV to run Android apps. They look very similar to USB flash drives. But, they have an HDMI connector instead of the USB connector. Moreover, they are quite heavy for a flash drive. A new Intel […]

Make your own DIY Robotic arm at home

[Jjshortcut] has designed a robot arm that support 6 degrees of movement. The project is very easy and can be made easily at home. It is too simple, the frame is crafted from 4mm thick hardboard, hobby servos power the robot arm and a couple of tools hold it together. The frame is perfectly cut […]