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Soldering Iron Is Hacked To Play Tetris

You know how it is, when you are soldering away and suddenly you realize that you want to play Tetris on your soldering iron. I’m sure we have all had that thought while soldering. I know, me either, but this genius’ mind obviously is wired different than ours. The TS100 is an open-source soldering iron that has the ability to program its temperature. So the device uses a tiny OLED screen, and this is what allowed YouTuber Joric to hack the device and play Tetris on it. Now it is a great distraction for when you should be soldering. Obviously, this is never going to replace your Game Boy. It is simply the kind of hack that you do just to see if it can be done, and because, why not? Check out the minute-and-a-half demo video below. It’s worth it for the music alone. I had no...

Are You Addicted to Google+ (Google Plus)? 2

Are You Addicted to Google+ (Google Plus)?

Hi. I’m Jeffrey Powers and I’m a Google+ addict. I was in a hangout last night that was going pretty well. We were talking about developing in different program languages. But there was a point where I stopped talking and listened (I guess I was getting tired). After 20 minutes of listening, I knew that it was time to turn off from the computer altogether. But I didn’t. Instead, a new friend jumped on and I stayed another hour. When I finally did get off hangout, I got up and noticed that those pesky dishes didn’t get done. I remembered that I filled the sink with soap and water, then filled the pans to soak. I grabbed a quick snack and sat down, looking at my email. Since it was GMail, I noticed the alerts (someone either friended me or responded to posts). That is what sucked me...

Week In Tech History – 1-26-09 – Tim McVey Day and MicroYugo 0

Week In Tech History – 1-26-09 – Tim McVey Day and MicroYugo

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. It was a year ago Sunday that started what I called the soap opera “As the MicroYugo turns”. Microsoft put on a bid for Yahoo of $31 a share – 44.6 Billion in cash and stock. Of course the news went on til August as Yahoo said no, then Carl Icahn stepped up, Yahoo gave him a board seat, Jerry Yang stepped down as CEO and finally in January of 2009 Yahoo replaced him with Carol Bartz. However, did you know that the day before the announcement, former CEO Terry Semel broke all ties with Yahoo? Some other items of note you’ll hear on the Podcast – It’s Timothy McVey day! The LaMaccia Loophole, Craigslist hitman and Yahoo buys Geocities. The first version of Tetris...