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Phillip Torrone

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large - Make magazine. Creative director - Adafruit Industries, contributing editor - Popular Science. Previously: Founded - Hack-a-Day, how-to editor - Engadget, Director of product development - Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director - Braincraft.

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Laen, Open Source Hardware Hero (Photo courtesy of natetherobot) Editor’s note: Joining me interviewing Laen (and in the introduction) is John DeCristofaro, best known as Johngineer in the maker world. Many of you have probably used (or at least know about) the Dorkbot PDX PCB service. Recently, the service changed... Read more »

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App Developers Too Young to Drive @ WSJ.com: Paul Dunahoo went on a business trip to San Francisco last week, where he attended technical sessions at Apple Inc.’s developer conference, networked with other programmers and received feedback from Apple engineers on his six productivity apps. Then, Mr. Dunahoo, chief executive... Read more »

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Quadcopter drone group held in London airport on suspicion of terrorism: Fresh from performing at Science Gallery in Dublin last night during the opening of Hack the City, an English group of urbanists, technologists and architects who created GPS-enabled quadcopter drones, were held at London Southend Airport on suspicion of... Read more »

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Counterfeit Chinese Microchips Are Getting So Good They Can’t Be Identified @ Business Insider: This is where it gets a little bit scary,”¬†Feuchtbaum said. “There’s a continual race that there are quality control checks on the genuine products that the counterfeiters can’t copy.¬†And those are good, and they work, but... Read more »

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Lawsuit between origami enthusiasts unfolds – The Madeleine Brand Show: Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper. You start with one square sheet. You crease it, fold it and pretty soon you’ve created a bird or maybe a frog. Expert origami artists can take that same sheet and make... Read more »

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Like many of you who were at Maker Faire Bay Area 2012, I’m still recovering. Seeing, meeting, and talking to thousands of makers is overwhelming and it is energizing — there is nothing like it. Today happens to be Father’s Day, so I thought I’d post an observation that I... Read more »

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NEWS FROM THE FUTURE – I Sing the Body Electric – LA Times Magazine: Since 2009, the Japanese-pop divatar has performed shows in her native land, as well as a Los Angeles debut at the Nokia Theater during the 2011 Anime Expo. In March, she sold 10,000 tickets for $76... Read more »

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